As an actor, finding the right agency can be tough. You want an agency that not only puts you forward for roles but one that cares about finding the right roles that suit you.
And trust us, that’s not an easy mix to find.
But luckily for you, that’s precisely what we offer here at Hunter Talent.
You see, we like to take a very hands-on approach with our talent and instead of simply putting you forward for work, we prefer to manage your career.
This means searching out those roles that are best suited to your skills and that will help you fulfill your potential.
And that’s why the industry’s leading casting directors come to us when they need some fresh talent.
So what happens when Hunter Talent manages your acting career?
Let’s break it down into three parts.
An actor search is when a casting director comes to us looking for an actor with a specific look, from a certain demographic, or with particular skills.
With this in mind, we make sure that your profile reflects exactly who you are. It’s not just a headshot, but a detailed run-down of who you are and what you can do.
This makes it so much easier for casting directors and clients to find the right talent for their open roles, or in other words, you!
Now, this may sound like plain common sense, but you’d be surprised at how often we hear of actors who missed out on roles because their agency didn’t make sure that they were searchable.
That’s certainly not the case at Hunter Talent where we take our actor management responsibilities very seriously.
Once a client or casting director has found you in our database, they may want to call you in for an audition or casting call. This will give them the opportunity to see you in person and ask you to perform a few lines or actions.
The casting director will get in touch with us and let us know the details for your first audition. We’ll run through the information and make sure that everything is as it should be before contacting you and confirming that the timing suits.
Once you have your audition details, you’re usually good to go.
But we’re not just booking auditions for you, we’re managing your career. That means that we’re here to help and guide you through the process. While we won’t quite hold your hand, we’ll be happy to offer advice and tips based on the client’s brief and audition details.
Just bear in mind that actor casting may involve one, two, three, or even more auditions depending on the role.
Once a casting director feels that you’re the right fit for the role, it’s time to talk business.
Hunter Talent will make sure that the client is offering a suitable rate for the role based on current industry standards. We’ll also take a look at any documentation and check that there are no unreasonable requirements for the role.
When you are finished with the job, we will then invoice the client and forward your payment to your account as soon as the client has paid. If there are any issues with late payments or incorrect amounts, we will be the one to chase it up with the client on your behalf. After all, we’re managing your acting career.
So if you’re looking for an agency that does more than just put you forward for roles, then you’ve come to the right place.
Actor Management Frequently Asked Questions
The first step is to develop a skill set, and one thing you can do to develop your skills in acting would be achieved greatly by going through acting classes! There are monologue classes, theatre acting classes, on-camera classes, voice acting classes, and a whole lot of classes that you are very welcome to join in! Going through one of them could greatly develop your confidence and give you the skills that would help you nail acting. There are no concrete steps that one has to take in becoming an actor but we’ve thought of some tips that would help you kickstart your career, and wrote a whole blog about “How to Become an Actor” here.
There are many types of acting, and there are a lot of techniques that one can do in acting. However, let us focus on the three acting opportunities that may be for you:
- Stage acting
- Screen/TV acting
- Movie Acting
To know more about acting techniques, we’ve written a quick guide here.
It mostly depends on the brief of the audition, but remember to bring the essentials – these are your promotional materials, so they could help you in getting the part:
- A headshot
- A CV
- A showreel in a Flash Drive
Make sure to also bring your “actor bag” – with all the little things that you will need! Here are some essentials that you can pack inside THE bag:
- Bottled Water
- Business Card/s
- A Pen
- Makeup Supplies
- Breath mints
One more thing with auditions: Bringing extra clothes wouldn’t be so bad – as always, dress to impress!