Life in the entertainment industry is never a 9-5 job. Every producer, director, client, ad agency, marketing agency etc. works in a rapid paced environment. Their projects are started well before any potential talent are involved. Once the job hits the talent agency, these industry pros are anxious to compare talent and present potential talent to those in charge of their job. Sometimes the decision makers only need one talent in one genre, other times a project may require a voice over talent, 4 actors, 2 singers and 1 newborn baby. The requests are different every time and each request means the talent in the entertainment industry need to hustle to be seen or heard as soon as possible.
Many times, a talent or multiple talent are chosen on the first day the job is shared. An efficient agency, like Impressive Talent, sends out their jobs quickly to start the process. Our agency carefully balances the jobs in different genres and makes sure the talent know when projects are due and we always encourage talent to submit asap.
Two weeks ago, a big producer called my agency and said he wanted to thank me. Here’s what he said: “I want to call and thank you, Lisa, for always getting talent submissions to me so rapidly and faster than the other options that I use. I want you to know that whether it’s an acting job, print or voice over job, we always choose our favorite talent on the first day. Then any submissions that come in after that point are compared to our favorite talent. Sometimes we do replace the talent in the lead, but other times we make our decision to book said talent on the first day we shared our project with you. I appreciate that you have your talent trained so well to submit quickly which makes our decision making so much easier”.
There you have it. A top industry leader spelled it all out for you. If you want success in the entertainment industry, submit well but submit asap. Always have a professional background behind you for actors and models. Always use your professional recording studio for voice over auditions. Lastly, read all of the specs first. Many times there are key details hidden in paragraphs of information.