A few weeks ago a member of The Table asked me more about my process of booking SAG-AFTRA projects without an agent.
I now have some great reps on my team, but it wasn’t always like this. Early in my career, I was spinning my wheels and wishing I had great representation. I thought my “knight-in-shining-armor” agent would change “everything”.
Well, spoiler, that wasn’t the case. So I figured out a way to magnetize the opportunities I wanted on my own.
Want to know the simple, yet powerful secret to it all?
We are not powerless when it comes to creating audition opportunities for ourselves.
We can use specific tools to create relationships with casting so we’re on their minds before they even post breakdown.
What are these tools? Casting workshops, social media, networking events, and even mailings!
The other day I got an audition that a breakdown wasn’t even released for. And that’s not uncommon. Casting directors are REALLY good at knowing actors. So they invite actors they know are right for the role, and will kill it. Makes everyone’s job easier, right? That’s the real tea.
Does this seem unfair? It’s not.
Because YOU can create and nurture these relationships (in a way that is organic and respectful) so that YOU are the actor on their mind.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments of the blog – what’s your favorite way to connect with casting directors?
I’ll see you next week!