What do Agents Look for in New Talent, and Should You Join SAG Right Away?

Poster WebWhat is it that agents look for in new talent? If you are SAG eligible, what are the pros and cons of joining SAG right away? 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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Hello, I am from Bulgaria, 29 years old, but 2 years ago I found that this is the job I want to work. The problem is that I don’t have an actor education. Can you give me advice on where can I take some courses about acting? I ask you because here in Bulgaria all the agencies just offer back stage roles. 

You can take my course on my site http://TLTaccess.com I am coaching 53 people with my technique on there as well as 20+ podcasts, assignments, interviews with Agents and Managers and more. Join and learn how to Act and Book a job there.


Dear Amy,

Should I join SAG right away?  I’m eligible.

It has always amazed me how freaked out actors are about getting their SAG card.  I do get it.  I really do.  However, do you realize how many wonderful leading and supporting roles you can play in Non-Union films?  Most of the “juicy” roles in union films go to name actors.  What better way is there to practice your craft and at the same time, gather up some incredible characters for your reel?  Not having your SAG card should not get in the way of you moving forward in your career


Dear Amy,

Hello my name is Mikilauna Walsh. How do I go about getting an acting career and what are Agents looking for in an aspiring actor or actress?

Hi Mikilauna.

An agent looks for many things from a newcomer.  If an agent signs anyone without credits, they look at their picture, training and special skills. The initial package has to be phenomenal!  The actor has got to be training with the best teachers and is currently out there auditioning to build credits and tape.  If you’re 18 to play younger, you have a better shot at signing with a strong agency. With tenacity, experience and excitement, anything wonderful can happen.  Good Luck.



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