Commercial Representation

Commercial Representation

How to find, sign, and get the best out of your commercial agent.

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Commercial Representation
  • How Do I Get A Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    What is the process of getting a commercial agent?
    What is personalized outreach?
    How can I get a commercial agent?
    Why can't I get a commercial agent?
    What are some steps to getting a commer...

  • Is Being Non-Union A Drawback For My Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Do commercial agents want SAG or non-union actors?
    Are non-union actors wanted by commercial agents?
    Do commercial agents want non-union actors?
    Is non-union status bad for commercial acting?...

  • Am I Obligated To Be Represented With My Theatrical Agent's Commercial Division?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    If I'm with a theatrical agent that have a commercial division. Am I obligated to be with them commercially?
    Is my commercial agent obligated to represent me theatrically?
    Is my theatrical ag...

  • What Does Being SAG-AFTRA Do To My Value For A Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Is being SAG-AFTRA a good thing for commercial agents?
    Do commercial agents want SAG actors?
    Are SAG actors wanted by commercial representation?
    Is being SAG more desirable to commercial agen...

  • Should I Have A Commercial Agent If I Am A Well Known Actor?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Are commercial agents needed for well known actors?
    Why do I need a commercial agent?
    Is there value in having a commercial agent?
    Why a commercial agent if I am well known?
    Can I get commerc...

  • How Do I Brand Myself To Get A Commercial Agent Compared To A Theatrical Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    How should I brand myself differently to get a commercial agent compared to a theatrical agent?
    Do I need different branding tools for theatrical agents versus commercial agents?
    What are the...

  • Do I Need A Referral To Reach Out To An Agent Or Manager?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Is a referral a necessity to get representation?
    How do I get an agent to consider me as a new client...

  • Why Does My Commercial Agent Want To Take 20%?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is the usual commission fee a commercial agent takes from an actor's pay?
    How much do commercial...

  • How Much Commission Should A Commercial Agent Take?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Does my commercial agent take ten percent?
    Should my commercial agent take ten percent?
    Why does my commercial agent want to take 15%
    Why does my commercial agent want 20% of my earnings?
    Is...

  • Should Theatrical Agents & Managers Take Commission From My Commercial Work?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    Does my manager get commission from my commercial jobs?
    Does my theatrical agent get commission from my commercial work?
    When can I not...

  • Does My Commercial Agent Get A Commission On Commercials I Book Back Home?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Do I pay my LA commercial agent commission of my ads from back home?
    Can I have multiple commercial agents across different markets?
    How do I split commission across multiple commercial agenc...

  • How Long Is The Contract I Need To Sign For A Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    What is the minimum for contract lengths with commercial agents?
    What is the maximum for contract lengths with commercial agents?
    Do I sign a contract with a commercial agent?
    Are contracts b...

  • Do I Need A Reel For My Commercial Agent To Market Me?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Should I edit together a commercial reel?
    Why would I not want a commercial reel?
    What is the danger of non-union commercials?
    What is a commercial conflict?
    What is in perpetuity?
    Do I need...

  • How Can I Get My Agent To Put Me Up For More Comedic Commercials?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Who tends to get seen for comedy castings in the commercial work?
    What training attracts a commercial casting director?
    How can I convince my agent I'm funny for co...

  • Who Do I Contact At My Commercial Agent About Booking Out?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    How do I book out with commercial agent?
    Who do I book out with at my commercial agency?
    How does booking out work?
    How can I book out?
    Can you tell me how to book out commercially?
    How does ...

  • How Often Should I Check In With My Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Does squeaky wheel get the grease with the commercial agent?
    Should I email my commercial agent regularly?
    Should I ask my commercial agent to a drink?
    Can I meet up with my commercial agent ...

  • My Commercial Casting Went Really Badly - Should I Tell My Agent?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    I bombed, do I tell my commercial agent?
    I'm worried a damages a relationship with a casting director, do I tell my agent?
    How honest should I be with my agent abou...

  • If I Find An Ad I Would Like To Be Submitted For, Who Do I Contact At My Agency?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    If I have found a project I would like to be submitted for, who do I contact at my commercial agency?
    Can I ask my agent to submit me?
    Can I ask my commercial agent to submit me?
    Will my comm...

  • Who Do I Contact At My Commercial Agency About My Pay?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Do I call the booking agent about pay?
    Do I call the agents about my pay?
    Are their accountants on staff at commercial agents for me to talk to about pay?
    Who do I talk to about pay at my age...

  • My Commercial Didn't Air, What Does That Mean In Terms Of Payment?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    How does not my ad not playing effect my pay?
    Do I still get paid for the shoot if my ad doesn't air?
    Can I get residuals when an ad doesn't air?
    Why don't I get residuals if my ad doesn't go...

  • Can I Get An Advance On A Job I Have Booked Through My Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    If I know money is coming from a commercial, can I get an advance from my agent?
    While I'm waiting to get paid, can I ask for an advance from my agent?
    Do commercial agents offer advances to ...

  • How Do I Standout On My Commercial Agents Roster When They Have So Many Clients?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    How can I stand out on my commercial agents roster?
    Is my commercially agent's roster too big?
    Should I regularly check in with commercial agent?
    How can I be noticed by my commercial rep?
    Am...

  • Do Voice Over Commercials Conflict With On-Camera Commercial Contracts?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Will voice over jobs conflict with on-camera commerical contracts?
    Who looks after my VO exclusivity conflicting with on-camera?
    Whose job is it to make sure my VO does not interfere with on-...

  • My Residuals Are Forwarded To Me Directly, Do I Tell My Commercial Agent?

    with Shaan Sharma, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Can I keep residuals for myself?
    Are residuals commissionable?
    Do I have to pay my commercial agent a percentage of residuals?
    Are residuals owed to agents on commercials?
    Must I pay residual...