I've been an actor for several years now in both theatre and film. I'm trucking along, getting a good amount of gigs, SAG and Equity now. But I feel like I've been stuck at the same level for awhile. Mainly unpaid/very low paid gigs. Being Equity now, I can get myself in the door of big theater projects easy enough. But with the film/tv world you really need an agent to get you in the bigger auditions because without an agent one doesn't have access to the bigger level breakdowns.Â
I've had a hard time getting an agent. Even when they love everything about me, they still won't sign me. I've even been flat out told that because I'm Caucasian with blonde hair and blue eyes, "the industry" is over it. I've worked so hard for so long to get to this point. Being an artist is my life's passion....and of course I want to make a living at it...earn a livable wage from my art. How can I get the attention of the bigger name casting directors and directors and producers without an agent? It's like Kate Winslet says in Titanic "I feel as if I'm standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs and no one even looks up." How do I get the right people to notice that I exist?