How to Break into the Business - By Brynn Casey for the 2017 Winter Issue of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Take some photos Whether you want to be an actor/actress or model, taking some simple photos with your phone or camera is the first step!
Find an agency I would not have had all the opportunities without my agency. To do this, submit your photos to acting and modeling agencies and hope for a call or email. Once you are with an agency, they will proceed to send you on auditions. Be aware of what agency you submit photos to- there are scams out there! Steer clear of paying just to be with an agency. Legit agencies do not ask for money just to be represented by them. However, paying for headshots and giving you agency a portion of the money you make from jobs is acceptable.
Tips from a pro: This process may take a while, but if you really want to pursue this path, it is worth it so stay with it. Do not get discouraged! You have to stay committed. This is a very competitive business that many people desire to be in. Make sure you are outgoing and stand out! You have to have a flexible schedule. Last minute is a good way to describe this business. Missing school and traveling are common once you break into this career. Have fun! There are so many amazing people and opportunities that can come with this journey.