PREVIEW: How To Work With Your Agent & Not Against Them - With Janet Hampson (JHPM Ltd)!
Apr 17, 2020
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Janet Hampson is one of the most rounded professionals in TV!
Starting out in the industry as an actress, she went on to become a TV producer, before establishing a decade-long career as a TOP TV comedy casting director.
Janet has now embarked on a new career, as an agent - heading up Janet Hampson Personal Management Ltd.
ln this 90 MINUTE online Q&A, Janet explains what she's looking for as a new agent, and gives members of Act On This, some 1-2-1 career coaching!
During the broadcast, we discuss:
- A brief history on Janet's experience - as an actress, producer and casting director.
- What made Janet want to become an agent, and how she launched JHPM Ltd.
- The type of actor that Janet is currently seeking.
- What makes an actor stand out to an agent.
- How to write to agents, what to say, and what NOT to say.
- The most under-utilised tool on Spotlight - and why you should start using it.
- Actors' headshots, and why they are the first thing Janet looks at.
- Showreels - and why less is sometimes more.
- How to work WITH your agent, to reach out to casting directors.
- The best way to approach an agent, if you've been out of the industry for a while.
- Using text and social media to build the best working relationship with your agent.
- Self-tapes and why they matter more than ever.
- Whether anyone really cares about where you trained or not?
- How agents have to work to get on the radar of casting directors too.
- What YOU should ask an agent, when meeting for the first time.
- Having agents in different parts of the world.
- How European actors can maximise their opportunity in the UK market.
- And MUCH MUCH more!
Janet REALLY knows her stuff folks!
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