Amy Answers Questions On Casting Directors, Agents, and How to Get Your Foot in The Door!

AskAmyNoWordsHow do you get your foot in the door when no one knows you? Where can you find a good agent? 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,
How are you doing? I hope all is well. My question to you is where to find a good qualified Talent Agent in Michigan and or the midwest to represent me? In short, I just returned to the USA after having some leading roles in both education videos and movies abroad. I also had leading roles in TV ads in the USA before going abroad and had featured roles in major blockbuster US movies as well. So far, I have been very fortunate. 
Now that I am back, I have not had much luck finding an ideal talent agency. In some cases, they do not even respond. Any advice?
Kindly,
Actor Hodshire

Michigan USA (Kalamazoo City)

Here’s the thing… every agent is qualified. You have to ask yourself, “Does my package match my talent. Did I give them the tools to represent me properly? Have I done my research with the film commission in my city? Did I search agents in the surrounding areas that also cover my city?” You have worked before, you will work again. Now work on understanding how to put together the best package ever and write a cover letter telling them what you’ve been booking. Someone is working in each agency… are you the one that’s helping them pay for the space, the phones and their mortgage?

 

Good Afternoon,
I was wondering how can I start acting for auditions. I feel as if I go through so many sites a day and end up feeling that they’re all scams. My question is, where do I start? Do I need to find an agent of some sorts, or can I just go in solo with a parent? If it helps I’m 17 years old and I reside in NJ and I’m just a 30 min train ride away from NYC.
Any tips will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Best,

Shadigna
Hi Shadigna!
If you go through all of the “Ask Amy” you will read answers to that question a ton of times:)) Here’s what you can do… see what’s casting at NYU and other schools in your surrounding area so that you can build a demo reel for yourself. You are at a golden age…. move fast because you need to capitalize on your “looking” and “acting” like you’re in high school.

 


Hello Amy,
Hope all is well, thank you for sharing your knowledge to the world.  I came across your email from the cast it talent website through facebook and I have a million dollar question.  How do I get into bigger auditions (TV shows, Featured Films)?  I’ve been lingering with this question for awhile now.  I have studied acting for over 6 years and have been studying in LA for almost a year and half.  I got myself a SAG agent that represents me across the board, but it’s been 3 months with no audition from them.  Seems very common no matter which agency I go with because it seems like agents only want to focus on their top clients.  With that said, I still maintain to stay busy with auditions that I receive from submitting myself and done numerous amount of student films/web series/low budget stuff.  I’m not asking to get booked, I’m just asking for some auditions.  A chance to meet and be seen by Casting Directors because I am confident in the work that I put in.  At this point, what would you recommend?
Thank you very much for your time.

-Kenneth Pollone
Hi Kenneth!
I hate to say this, but you have to take Casting Director workshops because no one knows you. But be very selective. Seek out the shows that you feel would be a great fit and pick the head Casting Directors and top Associates. You also probably need to take another look at your package and see what’s missing. You might not have enough tools in your toolbox for your current agent. I looked at your demo on IMDB and it’s just a commercial. You need to build a theatrical reel. I have a Business Workshop coming up. Call the office and jump in 818 760 8501. Let’s get you moving!!
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