PREVIEW: Just Don't Be A Tw*t - With 'Independent Talent' Agent Deborah Willey!Oct 06, 2021
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Approaching the BIGGEST London agents can be overwhelming for any actor. Knowing the right time to take that leap is also pretty tricky!
To help members of Act On This overcome these hurdles, I invited one of Independent Talent's most experienced agents - Deborah Willey - to come and have a no holds barred chat!
Deborah has worked at the top of the acting industry for over 17 years, she represents some of the strongest talent in the business - and she is known for saying it as it is!
In this 90 MINUTE deep-dive, we pull the curtain back on the inner-workings of Independent Talent, discuss the BEST ways to get on a top agent's radar, find out what you'd need to do to sign with an agent like Deborah - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!
During the broadcast, we discuss:
- Deborah's entry into the acting industry and how she became an agent.
- Why it's important to taste different jobs within the business.
- The myth that stops most actors approaching the BIG London agencies.
- The structure of Independent Talent and the many agents that make up the agency.
- Deborah's office, her team and how they work.
- Self awareness - and knowing when it's time to approach a big agency.
- Approaching agents the RIGHT way and avoiding those real 'cringe' moments.
- Getting your email correspondence down.
- What Deborah needs to see in your showreel and why it doesn't need to be fancy.
- Approaching Independent Talent in general - when you don't have a specific agent in mind.
- Meeting agents and why rep is often yours to lose at that point.
- Working with your agent when things aren't going well.
- Being proactive when signed to a BIG agency.
- Video intros over email.
- Perseverance and luck.
- The ONE thing Deborah wants EVERY actor to know.
- And MUCH MUCH more!
If you're ready for some real straight-talking...
Hit 'play' NOW!
Watch a PREVIEW of this broadcast above, then grab your PREMIUM membership to unlock the full chat!
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