As The Computer Age Is Upon Us, The Importance Of An Agent Comes Into Question.
January 14, 2006 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) Of course, in the business of Hollywood, relationships still exist and rank and power will be forever apparent. As much as the Internet is allowing actors to sell themselves, agents use the web the same way, to find the next star.
As the computer becomes standard in almost every society in America, the use of the Internet has made it easy for actors to be seen by thousands just with the click of a button. That is exposure not even the best agent can produce. Both the actor and the agent have benefited from the Internet. But is it making both parties lazy when it comes to relationships and networking?
It is very important to network as an actor. Before the Internet, actors would go on more auditions to get their face shown and would visit bars, restaurants and parties, looking to get a word in with a big producer or star. The main thing an actor should do, even with the exposure of the Internet, is to meet people, in person. Go to benefits and lectures, pop your head in a popular celebrity bar, and take advantage of workshops and agent fairs in your area.
In the past year, websites on the Internet like www.exploretalent.net have allowed actors from all over the country to be instantly in the mix of Hollywood auditions, a pipe dream at best before the birth of the Internet. Websites like these are a great initial blanket to get your name out, and will very well expose you to an agent, or agentsí assistant.
It is now the agentsí assistantís job to go to websites like www.exploretalent.net and look for new talent. Yes, an actor will always need an agent. The process of casting big projects and the way relationships decide many decisions in Hollywood will always over power any challenge from technology.
But to get an agent, an actor must be seen. Other sites like www.auditionsforactors.com, www.castingcalls.com as well as www.exploretalent.net will allow this to happen, and increase the chances of an actor getting work, getting noticed, and hopefully, getting an agent.