At VOICE 2010, I happened to observe a panel where Joyce Castellanos shared some tips on what works and what doesn’t when trying to get a talent agent.
Joyce has worked for over 25 years as an audio director/producer for promo departments at NBC, Disney Channel, Warner Marketing and The WB Television Network. She is also an agent in the Promo and Trailer department at AVO Talent.
If you’re in the process of pitching your voice to agents and would like some direction, keep these insights in mind and think them through carefully before you pound the proverbial pavement for representation.
What Works When Approaching Talent Agents
à¹ Introduce yourself by email or phone (depending on the agent’s preference – research!)
à¹ Have professionally recorded demos at the ready
à¹ Know what you can offer to the agent / agency
à¹ Express what your needs are
à¹ Describe how you would fit in on the agent’s roster
à¹ Conduct yourself honestly
à¹ Have enough personality to shine
à¹ Be honest about where your talents lie
Don’t, Don’t, DON’T!
à¹ Sound needy
à¹ Second guess yourself
Do You Have Anything To Share?
If you’ve managed to secure representation, I’d love to hear about what worked for you!
Add your tips in the comments below.