Ever Wonder What Your Agent Thinks While You Are Auditioning? Find Out This and More from Ask Amy!

Poster WebNo idea about how to start your career? Ever wonder how your Agent feels? 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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Dear Amy,
How do I go about getting an acting career and what are Agents looking for in an aspiring actor or actress?

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.

 

Dear Amy,
I don’t have many credits on my resume.  What should I do?

What you need to ask yourself is, if anyone were to turn over my picture and look at my resume, would they be engaged by my uniqueness to ask a question?  Never be ashamed of your accomplishments.  If you can whistle through your nose, write it down as a skill.  You never know what casting is looking for. If you speak languages, have unique dialects, play professional ball or have CPR training, write it down.  Anything that’s special about you can get you noticed.  Focus on your Training/Special Skills section and beef up your theatre credits as much as possible.  If you are interesting, people will be interested.

 

Dear Amy,
How can an actor deal with this? As a manager, I feel like they should be prepared for casting directors who read flat, skip lines and can be generally uninterested… but since I’m not an actor I don’t know what that experience is like and don’t want to be too critical… thoughts?
Michelle Jannone – Personal Manager

Dear Michelle,
Actors need to understand that it’s not how the casting director is reading, but how they hear what the casting director says from their character point of view.  Actors need to be auditioning for everything and anything to be able to deal in any situation.  If anything is throwing them, then they’re still too inexperienced.  It really does take practice to deal with the disinterested, disrespectful and lame reads that some CD’s give.  The truth is… if they gave a great read, then they would only be concentrating on their own acting and not the actors.  It’s easier to speed-read it and skip to the actor’s parts in order to see if they’re the character or not.  They already have a job.

 

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