Headshot Conundrums and Agent Relations on this week’s Ask Amy

Poster WebWhat kind of headshots should I take? Should I follow up with an agent or manager that hasn’t called me back? Amy answers these questions and more on this week’s Ask Amy! Each week Amy answers your questions here! Do you need acting technique tips or career advice? Send them here: AskAmyLyndon@gmail.com.

Amy Lyndon is a Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.” She has 40+ Series Regulars, an Emmy Winner, an Imagen Award Winner and 1000’s of Working Actors around the globe all using her Technique. She’s also an Award Winning Actress, Director and Writer currently with 91 IMDB credits and was the CEO – Personal Manager of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years.

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Hi Amy,

I’m highly considering putting myself forward for tv, commercial and film work. And i need an up to date photo before i’m even considered, by a casting agency, for such work. So before I seek the services of a pro photographer to snap my headshot, I was thinking of also getting my side and full shot taken to capture myself from more angles. Do you think the side and head to toe angle is necessary? And should I go for a white studio background or a natural backdrop?

Your time would be better spent if you looked at the marketing of your career first. Here are some questions to ask yourself… Who has your part on television? What are they wearing? What type of roles have you played in the past? Have you categorized your type? Spend time on IMDBpro in the photo section of each show and see what the costume designers are putting the talent in on each show. Write a bio for each character you’re going to shoot and act your photo session, don’t just take one. Also don’t bring extra clothes to the shoot. You’ll only end up shooting something random. If you look like you’re on the show and act like you’re on the show, you’re going to be on the show. 

Hi Amy!!! Happy Thanksgiving week!!

A month ago I sent emails to a couple agents and managers but no response. Shall I call them for a follow up and also ask them for an interview? 

Thank you so so much!!!


Hi Macarena. Your demo, resume and photos are probably not competitive. You’re falling under the heading of “development.” Call the office and set up a Career Consultation so that I can help you put together a comprehensive package – one that the industry understands. Never call them. If they were interested, they would have called you. Understand that if you’re an A+ talent with a C- package, then you are sure to feel frustrated.


Hello Amy. I can’t seem to find very many auditions during the holiday lull. How can I keep my momentum going and not get stuck in a lazy rut?

Well, you can do all the 44 Assignments, watch all 55 Video Coachings on my Booking Technique, watch 54 Video Lectures, Listen to 31 Marketing Calls, listen to all the podcasts, etc. on my website for all actors that need to understand and learn the business http://tltaccess.com Up until November 30th you can sign up and get 3 more weeks added to the free week you already get when you become a member. There’s information on there since 2011! Take advantage of my experience as the CEO of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years and learn the business and my booking technique.

Now get crackin’ !!



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