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Then there's another question that's among the FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) in my
inbox... "How do I get into adverts?" or "How do I get into acting?"
Of course there are exceptions, but the general rule in this industry is that you must have an
agent (casting / talent agency). These are the people that get contacted when there are
auditions and they send the talent that they have on their books, based on suitability. They
usually get a detailed brief from the casting ...directors eg. The role, age group, the preferred
look, languages, performance ability, etc. They will also have the script that you need to
prepare for your audition. So in all, you need a CREDIBLE agent.
I joined my agency, Legends, late in 2008. I had just quit my job and had decided on the
Entrepreneurship route. Everyone had always told me I'm a born performer, and I knew this
was true because I did more performances and choreography at my last job than the
recruitment work I was hired to do 😂.
I had never done a single TV job, so Legends called me in to do an audition even for them to
accept me. Seven months pregnant and moon-faced, I went in and killed it. Their joining fee
was R300, but Lisa, my agent said "Don't worry, I'll deduct it from your first job coz you're a
star". The rest, as they say, is history.
So, if you know you have a talent and you want to pursue TV, I would definitely advise you to
get an agent. Find one that you can relate to. Find one that seems to specialise in your area of
interest. Find one that boasts a lot of "stars" already (if they haven't made any stars before,
chances are they're not gonna start with you).
There are lots of agencies in Jo'burg, I really can't list them all. Below are a few top-of-mind
ones though. I have no relationships with these agencies, but I often meet their people at
auditions (which means at least they receive the briefs).
PS: I haven't listed my agency, Legends, as I understand they are not accepting any more talent
as they want to focus on their current talent.
Remember: Beware of "fly-by-nights". If there are no familiar faces in their books, alarm bells
should ring 🔔🔔🔔.
X-Factor - 011 234 4318
Star Quality (Kids & Adults) - 011 036 5666
Gaenor - 011 726 7611
Take 10 - 011 615 0003
Kingclip Artist Management - 011 447 4422 / 4433
Leads Artist Agency - 011 782 1162
Kids on Camera (Kids) - 011 728 8176
Please google "Casting Agencies in Johannesburg" (or Cape Town) to do thorough research.
LOOK OUT FOR MY NEXT BLOG NEXT MONDAY.