I'm getting ready to start submitting to commercial agencies. I was wondering if the best way was to call in to the agency or look up the agencies on their website to see what their policy is about submitting? Or is attending workshops more effective?
I've taken Killian's commercial classes and also taking improv at second city...I've submitted to maybe 5 agencies via email with no response. I was wondering if the 2 ways above are the most efficient way to get an agent.
Thank you very much for your help!
There are so many factors. When is the right time to get an agent? When do you need an agent? Some would say when you get into the union, some say when you get more experience and credits under your belt. CallSheet (formerly Ross Reports) comes out with a special edition issue on Commercial agents and agencies, and it will give the contact information, and whether they want something mailed, emailed, etc. Break a leg!
That sounds great I'll check that out it's at the Samuel French store correct? I think TT was saying something about that too...Thank you so much for the response!
ONLY get Callsheet. The other agency guide "Right Agent for You" is written by a scammer who says good things about crappy agencies.
I've already listed the top commercial agencies in SAM's section. Hardcopy to all of them! And if they allow emails, email AND hardcopy!
Thanks for the quick responses! Greatly appreciate it!
I just got Callsheet and it tells you exactly what they want. Great information!
Also TT, if I remember correctly you said if the agency accepts both email and mail, do both correct?
Also I was wondering about casting directors. I was looking in the book and there are couple CD's who accept submissions. Can I get commercial auditions without an agent? Also I should look into what they are casting or is submitting to them like I do agents okay?
Much thanks in advance!
Yes, you can get auditions and even bookings without an agent. But only after you have established a strong relationship by actually meeting them prior.
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