More ideas on developing a star-studded relationship with your partner and agent . . .
Sometimes it's so simple, it seems silly, but these other 8 principles of relationship building with your agent will ensure you sit pretty on the agency's A-list of talent!
(9) If an agent asks you to call them, call them. Don't email them. If an agent asks you to email them, email them. Don't call them. If an agent emails you and asks you to call them, call them. Don't email them. There is a reason we're saying this!
(10) If you are going out of town on tour, on vacation or just going out - of your mind, make sure your agent knows this. Book yourself out.
(11) Dress appropriately for a casting, meaning in the style of the part. Don't go overboard, it could boomerang on you. You'll have a better chance of getting the job. If an agent does not give you information about the dress and you are questioning it, ask them what to wear. That is part of their job.
(12) DO NOT BE LATE! Do not be late EVER for a Casting, an appointment with your agent or a job. Always take into account late trains, traffic jams and that unexpected buffalo stampede down Park Avenue. If you are going to be late for an appointment with your agent, call them. If they can't see you later, don't get upset. Ask them if you could reschedule. If you are going to be late for a casting, do not call the Casting Director direct. Get your agent to call for you. Never be late for a booking!
(13) Re-inventing yourself? Changing your look? Hair? Weight? Overall look? Exploring Goth? Transgendering? LET YOUR AGENT KNOW. And be sure to update your headshots to reflect the latest you. And make sure anything that's on a website or online profile is also updated.
(14) An agent is one part of a professional marriage. You are other part. To make any marriage work, requires work on both sides. Work to develop a harmonious relationship. In doing so, however, please keep in mind that these are very busy people, spending time hopefully getting you opportunities for work. Don't unnecessarily spend their time (and yours) when on the phone with them on unnecessary details - life's story, the subway, the ailing gerbil, etc. Being succinct (but friendly) with your conversations with them will earn you great things being said about you - and being thought of more often!
(15) Respect. Agents should respect you and you should respect those who work for you. Contrary to popular belief, agents are human, too. Some of them actually have feelings! A companion to respect should be to always have a great attitude with everyone. It will get you much further in this business. Don't lose sight of the fact that your agent works for free - until an actor they submit books the job. That's a big leap of faith! So be nice to 'em!
(16) Finally, keep in mind we're all in the same boat: agents, actors, casting directors, managers. We're here to serve the client by providing the best talent available - and that's... you.
What have you discovered receives positive feedback from you agent?