Acting information can be hard to come by. Here is a little
bit of acting information to get you on your way. Read through brief
explanations on finding a talent agent, headshots, acting coaches and
Finding a Talent Agent
One of the first things you should do if you are an aspiring actor
is to find a good talent agent. You want to be able to find a talent
agent that will represent you and your best interest. In the business
of show business, it is all about who you know. You want to be sure
that you find a talent agent that knows lots of people in the business
– if your talent agent knows lots of casting directors, producers,
and other important people, it is much more likely that he will be able
to get you that first audition.
When looking for a talent agent, be sure to find out about more than
one. You can decide which talent agents to talk to by checking with
your peers and seeing which talent agents they use and how well they
are treated, etc. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any
complaints have been filed against the talent agency. Ask your prospective
talent agent about other models and actors that he has represented and
how well they are doing and what they have done.
You want to be sure to have a good headshot – your headshot,
paired with your resume, is often all that casting directors will know
about you when deciding whether or not to let you audition for a part.
You want to be sure to get a headshot that shows who you really are
– you certainly do not want a glamour shot. You want to have one
serious shot and one headshot in which you are smiling – you can
send in whichever headshot you think fits best with the sort of role
you are trying to get.
A headshot is often just of the head, but sometimes it is of the head
and shoulders. If you are planning on trying out for parts in which
body type is important, you should get a headshot that includes your
torso, as well.
Even the best actors still take acting classes and consult acting coaches
when they can. An actor’s technique can always be improved on.
An actor’s style is ever-changing. An acting coach can really
help an actor prepare for an audition or a role. It is a good idea to
use an acting coach whether you are an aspiring actor or an age-old
This has only been a small bit of acting information, but hopefully
it is enough to give you and idea of the acting information out there
that you can find and use. Everyone can use a little bit of extra acting