I am constantly amazed by the wild misconceptions, incorrect assumptions and beliefs that are spread throughout the talent industry. Years ago when I was a working talent, I found myself hearing the same stories . . . asking these same questions . . . wishing for some reliable resource. Even for those who are willing to self-educate, there is nowhere to turn – no “how to” or “book for dummies” to consult. The books that have been written are not all -inclusive and are likely not relevant to your situation. In a frustrating and emotionally charged line of work, a lack of know-how can bring us to our boiling point for even the most socially competent talent!
I’ve been working on this blog idea for a few years in hopes of being able to speak to the issues that plague a model and/or actor. I glean the trusted advice from working industry professionals, consider my own experience as a performer, and track the progress, challenges, successes, choices, and efforts of the talent I represent.
This blog is for you – the actor and the model. What to expect? A continuously morphing community that deals with the NOW - the industry is growing faster than you can track. Since books on the library shelves are long outdated (like the new computer you bought 6 months ago), the consistently updated information within this blog will be a source of up-to-the-day information in a changing-by-the-minute industry.
What you won’t find here . . .
Gossip. It’s the one thing that I won’t engage in. (I’m not saying you can’t – just don’t expect me to join in.)
An instruction manual. Although the information will be valuable, each talent’s individual situation may vary slightly. If you have a specific question about your situation, ASK ME!
What YOUR agent is doing wrong. I focus on speaking in facts. What I suggest or cite as something I do with our agency’s talent does not make it right or wrong for your agent. Watch for more in a later blog on this subject.
All the answers. If I don’t know the answer, I will say so and we’ll find it together.
So sign up to follow the helpful advice, tips, and secrets that will make YOU the success you have always dreamed of being! And while you’re here, tell me what questions plague you most about being a talent – I’ll speak to them specifically in blogs to come.
Cheers and I look forward to watching you grow and prosper in this exciting industry!
The Avenue Agency