With 25 years experience and as President of the Craze Modeling and Talent Agency booking 1000’s of models and actors, here are some of the most important tips that hiring client’s look for when booking talent for paid speaking roles or modeling assignments!
1- Polish- The talent must be polished and confident enough to do the job with little or no direction if needed.
2- Experience-Does your portfolio or resume show you have worked and trained successfully in the past?
3- First impression-Often they have to make a hiring decision within 30-60 seconds. If they cast you and they have not worked with you before they are taking an educated risk. A good impression is made by being early, prepared, looking like a professional and having amazing charisma!
4-Can you think quick on your feet? Sign of an experienced professional. Can you make the adjustments they ask for?
5-Are you worth the money they are paying? If the client is going to pay a rate of $400-$1500 a day, you must show them you are worth it. They have to account for every dollar spent.
6-Originality-When auditioning many models or actors it becomes hard to differentiate between each talent. You need to make a creative statement and lasting impression within the context of the project.
7-Be prepared to be uncomfortable. It is natural not to feel natural. (That is why it is important to constantly be practicing and training).
8-When you first get into the acting business, go to every audition that you fit the profile on regardless if it is a lower or non-paying project. This business is all about networking and exposure.
9-Ability takes time. Be patient with yourself and your agent.
10-You can spot an experienced Model or Actor a mile away. You cannot fake it!
11-Keep your sides after every acting audition, sometimes it can take weeks for the callbacks to occur.
12-Keep a journal and detailed notes on all of the auditions you attend. Track what happened, how you did, things that worked and things you need work on. Note how you adjusted to each audition, who you met with, etc.
13-When you book a job, always make a note on what the project was, what part you played and who the production company, casting director or client was. Update your resume and make copies for your agent and yourself. That may land you your next job.
14-Pay you agents commission ASAP, they really do notice who pays quickly and will send you out more often. After all it is a business.
15-Never get discouraged. That is why most Actors and Models fail!
Circle yourself with positive people who are also in the industry or support you in your passion.
16-Always aim to become the best Actor or Model in the entire world.
It takes that kind of mental approach and dedication to achieve results in this competitive
Always remember these tips and your chance of obtaining success will dramatically increase. The Craze Agency is here to help! If you would like more Information about us call 801-438-0067 or go to www.crazeagency.com