How does Actors Ink represent my child?
Actors Ink receives many acting and photographic jobs each week. The Actors Ink consultants analyse the brief, then search our data bases putting forward the actors who fit the client brief. The consultants put forward hundreds of people a week for a multitude of jobs however you very rarely find out you have been put forward until you are either called to arrange an audition or offered the job.
What if other children receive auditions and my child doesn’t?
Actors Ink consultants don’t choose who gets the audition, it’s the client who makes this decision when looking at headshots. Naturally if the brief requires children with blond hair and your child has black hair then he / she will not be put forward for the job. Unfortunately the casting process is not about being fair, it’s about who fits the brief and who can deliver the task.
What can I do to improve my child’s chance of getting an audition?
The first thing you should do is email Actors Ink to check your contact details are up to date, sometimes contact details are incorrect. Also ask if your childs headshot is OK? Sometimes the headshot may be blurred, your child was having a bad hair day or was pulling a funny face at the time of the picture.
How do students find out about auditions?
Most auditions are obtained through the casting process and therefore an Actors Ink consultant will call the student to arrange the audition, however there are times when we need to act quickly to fill jobs which are not so specific so Actors Ink posts the audition on the Actors Ink facebook page.
How does Casting work? Who chooses who gets the role?
Producers, Directors and clients send Actors Ink character briefs for a variety of projects from TV commercials to films, training films to website interactive videos. Actors Ink consultants the put forward actors who are capable of delivering the task required to fill the job via the headshot we take of students in first and third terms. It’s important these are good headshots as this is how a client will make a decision on who to audition or award the job too. Actors Ink consultants are constantly making assessments of students attending classes at the end of term performances, twice a year in the general auditions and are constantly speaking with the tutors. It’s very important students present well at these opportunities to give the consultant the best possible impression of their skills.
If my child has glasses or braces, does this work against them for acting work?
This means your child falls into a more specific category, but by no means eliminates them from getting work as an actor.
Does my child have the right look?
There is no right look, weight or age for an actor. We receive actor briefs everyday for a multitude of ages. Usually the age requirement spans 5 – 10 years but at times can be very specific.
How can my child get a break into the industry?
It’s essential your child’s skills are polished and ready to go, so they are able to deliver when the opportunity is arises. Preparation is the name of the game, make sure the skills are in place.
What if my child is overweight, small or different ethnicity, will this work against them for acting work?
There isn’t a specific look for an actor to play “child playing chess” or a “child at the fair” or a “sick child” for a cough syrup commercial.
Why does my child have to attend classes at actors Ink to be represented?
Children change in appearance and skill very quickly therefore Actors Ink consultants are constantly making assessments of students attending classes at the end of term performances or in the bi annual general auditions. It’s very important students present well at these opportunities to give the consultant the best possible impression of their skills.