Breaking into the acting or modeling industry is challenging; it takes a great deal of perseverance. Even overnight sensations have spent years going to auditions and taking bit parts before landing the role that made them famous.Networking skills are essential; get close to the right people by working as an extra or taking unpaid parts. You never know who might have a connection that will benefit you. By taking the smaller roles, you gain experience, build your resume, and pay your bills. Taking acting classes or attending workshops is essential; plus, you may meet new people to add to your networking circle.To work as an actor, you will need professional headshots; aspiring models should have photos of themselves posing as well. Since photographers have varied skill levels, ask the firm that represents you for recommendations.
Anthony Toma, CEO of the Nine9 Unagency, wants aspiring actors and models to know that they do not take a percentage of their client’s earnings. Instead, they show actors unpaid parts and parts as extras that allow them to network, along with major parts. The Nine9 Unagency is concerned about grooming their clients for stardom, not making money off them for life. They also help aspiring models and actors find the best photographer.
Clients of the Nine9 Unagency utilize software that shows clients castings and auditions in their area and gives them a composite card for casting agents to review. By automating the process, clients of the Nine9 Unagency receive alerts when there are auditions that match their requirements. For determined aspiring actors and models, Nine9 Unagency provides assistance with beginning a career in modeling or acting.