Sunday, 19 May 2013

How to Look for a Legit Casting Agency? AMC Advice

Looking for a casting agency can be a daunting task as you have several things to consider. First, take note that not all agencies in your area are reputable and legit. Some of them are scammers that just want to make a fool out of your by taking your money. Others may charge high upfront fees, make you work without pay or require you to take modeling classes. To avoid dealing with any scammer, it is crucial to conduct extensive research and read the tips in the succeeding paragraphs.

The first thing you need to do is search in editorial spreads and fashion magazines. At the end of the editorial, look for the name of the model, his photographer, and the agency she is from. These usually appear in small print.

Second, conduct background check for the casting agency to know if it is reputable or not. AMC Agency is one of the best known in the UK. You need a name you can trust. You can do this by visiting its website and seeing the previous work which the models and talents have done. Also, by navigating the site, you will be able to see if that agency prefers a particular look.

Upon knowing that the casting agency is indeed legit, send in your best photographs. It is important to include a head shot, a full body shot and your vital statistics, of course. On other sites, there may be a list of particular criteria that the casting agency is searching for like a height requirement. An application for joining the casting agency on the site may also exist. When it comes to the waiting time, it greatly varies per agency. If the agency requires for any upfront fees, just turn down the offer. A legit modeling agency never charges upfront.

On the other hand, if you want to be in actor, you have to look for acting or talent agencies. For your information, these agencies are harder to find than casting or modeling agencies because they are not publicized that much.

To search for the right one, use the internet or the yellow pages. Usually, their contact details such as phone number, website or email address are indicated there. Thus, upon seeing them, you have to reach them immediately. The larger the client base of an acting or talent agency is, the better; this means that they have a high status in the showbiz industry.

It is also essential to determine their requirements. Some talent or acting agencies need an acting sample saved on a CD while others will require you to meet their agents in person. On the other hand, some may also require you to give a reference like your drama teacher.
These are just some of the things you need to do to find a legit and reputable acting or casting agency. AMC Agency is one of the most respected agencies of today with over 12 years in the industry. It does not ask any upfront fees and offers everyone a chance to be a star, so you will have a sigh of relief in dealing with it.  

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1 comment:

  1. It's so good to find a site that does not ask for fees upfront. There are so many that do require a fee and they don't have a reputation in the business. Great advice on how not to be scammed by those preying on the dreams of other!