In fact, my contact at SAG is wonderful and I have learned alot about the different paperwork necessary for a film trailer, a demo reel, a promotional trailer to raise funds, etc. So, we are on it. Also, A.D.A.M. is now listed on IMDB. As we cast each role, we will be adding the actors to the IMDB listing. I have never done it this way before, but I thought I'd give it a try.
An Acting Agent Can Be Your Best Asset
By Jack Curenton
This information can come directly from producers, directors, casting agents or it is sent electronically by an agency called a "breakdown service". It is the job of the agent to match the audition opportunity to the correct actor, whom they represent.
The usual commission is 10%, however, it can go as high as 15% (but not usually higher). If you get a job through an acting agent (working on 10% commission) and you are paid, for example, $100.00 dollars, the agent will receive $10.00 dollars of that money and you will receive the other $90.00 dollars. This means that you will make the most money and in return you should expect to do the most work.
You cannot expect the agent to just make things happen without consistent effort on your part, too.
You and your agent should have a long, profitable relationship.
BY ROBBY COOK STROUD
I can’t believe it is already February. This year has started out with a bang. First it all started with me dedicating 2013 to my health. I quit smoking and signed up for a year to Tae kwon do. I am feeling better and have more energy. LOL, If you think I worked hard before watch out now! Then I went to Los Angeles for 10 days. Mel, Caylen, and I did about 30 days worth of work in 10 days. We visited casting directors to introduce our team, we visited the SAG office for half a day to figure out what to do to become SAG franchised, and when we walked out of their office, We looked up and saw office space for rent, and waltzed across the street and rented an office on Wilshire Blvd. WOW!! That was so scary and exciting all in one. We bit the bullet and signed on the dotted line. How could we do this? Because we have such a great team and we believe in that. Without all of you , none of this would not be possible.
So here’s to LACA NOLA, ADAM FAMILY AND KSKER’S !! We are gonna ROCK this industry this year!! Then Caylen and I went to Universal Studios with Jack Curenton And Stephen Beal as our tour guides. We ran into Raven Lacy and her daughter Jade there also. We had so much fun and the Transformer ride was the BEST RIDE I HAVE EVER BEEN ON. We rode it twice. I’m so glad I purchased the season pass because I will be back. The Tram ride thru the back lots was awesome too. We filmed 2 projects and had a photo shoot on the beach, whew,,,
Let’s not forget our first dinner party at The Jeff’s home. Wine and a great time chatting, then our meet and great at The Belmont. We took Furby to Hollywood blvd and he made a big splash down there. That’s another story all on its own, Furby does Hollywood. The weather was perfect the 7 days that Caylen was there, then the rain came,,It is true about LA drivers and the rain, but we slid thru the rest of our trip without a hitch. We had a birthday dinner for Jack on Friday and John Henry Richardson got to join in on the fun, since he missed the other party.
On the way home on the plane, we also ran into a few producers and started promoting our clients there too.. All and all we had a fantastic time and I can’t wait to get back and start all over again.. Then came the superbowl in NOLA. I was going to party but a friend of mine was desparate for a chauffuer for Sunday, So instead of partying I drove the Limosine and helped people from all over the country get from Missisppi to the Dome in high fashion. I had a very good time and I did get to watch the Superbowl on my computer while I was in the ack of the limo waiting on my clients. So that’s a wrap on January into the first part of February.