Here are a couple of amazing people who I’ve personally worked with, who you may wish to add to your list of connections:
- Jason Siner – previously LA-based talent scout (contributor to Variety magazine, 16th Street etc), now an agent with Canadian “Cue Agency” in Vancouver – see http://www.cueagency.com/#about He offers private sessions for giving a business perspective on actor reels, headshots etc (He had a 1 hour consult for $250 when I saw him, which was packed with so much info and action steps to take away.
- Bonnie Gillespie – teaches about the business side to acting. Her passion is to help artists achieve their dreams in practical, no-BS, step by step ways. She has a fantastic array of free info & LA networking weekly FREE events. This woman is dynamite at making things happen and creating opportunities as much as possible. Her book “Self Management For Actors” is a must-have, particularly for new actors who still have stars in their eyes and aren’t thinking about the long-term marathon effort and daily re-commitment that an artist’s career is. (it deals with BRANDING yourself, headshots, where to find legitimate CASTING noticexxxxxxs online, getting representation, headshots – the works!) Can check out her page – http://bonniegillespie.com/ and her “think like a producer” perspectives and other weekly articles which address the same issues artists keep facing, here – http://more.showfax.com/columns/avoice/