You've got the talent, the passion and the drive. Now you need a strategy and an angle to create opportunities and stand out in this competitive industry. First and foremost, you need to know exactly who you are, what your strengths are and what makes you authentic. Even if you're extremely versatile, pinpoint and focus on the type of role/character you play best and what you'd most likely be cast as. This is your "brand" and how you'll "sell" yourself. Then you need to build a strong package to back it up that reflects and showcases your unique brand!
What exactly is an actor's package?
It's your portfolio. It encompasses everything you need to promote yourself. A combination of tools (headshots, resume, reels, skill clips) and websites (Actors Access, LA Casting, YouTube, Vimeo) that best represent your brand. It's what you'll use to get an agent and what an agent uses to get you auditions, pitch you to casting and help create opportunities for you.
Why is an actor's package so important?
There are many contributing factors to why incredibly talented actors often and easily get overlooked or passed by. Having headshots that are dull, outdated or run of the mill, a resume and/or actor sites that are poorly formatted, not looking like your picture when you walk in the room are some examples of why it may be harder to get in the door. Agents and casting directors prefer to work with actors who are market-ready. Not only are they looking for talent, but those who demonstrate knowledge of the business by having all the necessary tools in place.
Why is it advantageous to hire T.A.C.?
it's incredibly challenging to be objective with one's own material, and a majority of the time actors don't know what to do or how to improve certain areas of their package themselves. Often they don't even realize that something is formatted incorrectly or that an integral element is missing that would enhance and strengthen their entire platform. The smallest details can make the biggest difference.
What services does T.A.C. provide?
The Actors Concierge is designed for actors pursuing an on-camera career, theatrically and/or commercially. The range of services offered can be utilized by working actors who are already established as well as up-and-comers and those who are newer to the industry.
The most popular services are:
Self Tape Auditions
Formatting and Enhancing Resumes
Actor Site Maintenance
Cover Letters for Agent Submissions