LET'S TALK ABOUT AGENTS
This is an overview which sets up the book by discussing the
life of an agent and how we earn our measly ten percent. It
also explains how we see ourselves and more importantly, how
we see you.
WELCOME TO L.A.
It doesn't matter if you live in L.A. or if you're thinking
of moving here. Actors need to have a game plan before trying
to find an agent. So to address that need, I've created a
9 step program that will help you make all the right moves.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Actors must have their marketing tools ready before they can
even think about approaching an agent. By tools, I mean headshots,
resumes, and demo reels. This chapter goes into great detail
about how to prepare these items. I've also included information
about finding the right teacher and joining the union.
GETTING AN AGENT
So how do agents find clients? Where do we look? Do bribes
work? I answer all these questions and more while giving clear,
uncensored advice on the right and wrong way to catch an agent's
THE ALL IMPORTANT MEETING
Every actor wants to get a meeting with an agent but most
of you have no idea of how to behave once you're actually
in my office. Based on personal experience, I explain the
difference between a good meeting and a bad one.
HOW TO BE A GOOD CLIENT
Actors believe that all their problems are over when they
sign with an agent. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This chapter gives solid advice on how to maximize your chances
for success once you actually become someone's client.
Actors obsess about pilot season but very few understand how
it really works. To help you learn more about this crucial
time of year, I take an imaginary client through the entire
process - from the initial audition to testing at the network.
There's no other book on the market which provides this kind
of detailed information about pilot season.
WHAT ABOUT MANAGERS?
Some agents would rather have root canal than allow their
clients to work with a manager. Why is that? Why is there
so much conflict between us? Aren't we supposed to be on the
same team? This chapter explains the difference between a
good manager and an evil one. It also gives examples of an
effective agent/manager relationship, then closes with a list
of questions every actor should ask before signing with a
RULES OF THE GAME
To help you survive this crazy business, I have created my
own ten rules for success. Following this program will give
every actor the foundation for a successful career and a much