WHAT DOES AN AGENT LOOK FOR IN POTENTIAL OLDER ACTORS? – Ask an Agent #6
This questions comes from a super talented performer, Kerry Melachouris who has also been seen at the GLVJ! (Our Monthly Broadway Themed Open Mic Night.) Here's Kerry's website – Www.kerrymelachouris.com I love that Kerry asked this question, because we often focus on the younger performers, but there's so many of us who aren't in our early 20s anymore! It's hard to think “older actor” sometimes… but it's something that we can totally use to our favor! Celebrate exactly where and what you are!
If you have a question you'd like to send into our favorite talent agent, Anthony Boyer – you can submit at www.AskanAgent.Today!
QUESTION: What do you look for in potential clients who are older?
Answer from Anthony Boyer, Agent with DDO:
I have one big answer to this question: I want to fall in love. When I fall in love with a potential client, it makes it very easy to pick up the phone, or send an email, and tell all of my friends in casting and production about them. If I don't love someone's work, it's really hard to get motivated to battle for them. What I love about someone varies from client to client, but it's what a good friend of mine calls, “your genius,” or what Molly might call your “quesadilla recipe.” It's different for everyone. But I want to see something in you that excites me.