"Look at the business of Hollywood. Unless you grew up in the business, your thoughts and feelings about Hollywood come from a dreamier place. You hear all these fantastic stories and that’s what you think it’s like. Magical. The reality is the business is like any other business."
Aur-Aelion Israel/Almond Agency/Los Angeles
How to agent yourself until you can attract the agent you need for the career you want. The Los Angeles Agent Book includes background information on many of the city’s most respected and successful agents, their resumes, and a sample of their client lists. Callan’s conversations with agents have produced fascinating quotes which provide insights into what agents expect of their clients and what the actor has a right to expect in return.
"I look for preparedness, humor about the process of looking for work, thick-skin (unfortunately)."
Jay Kane/Talentworks New York.
The book every actor needs at any stage of his career. Every actor takes the same steps, just at different times. The book helps you learn to focus for real life and for your career. Setting goals, getting organized, moving forward and learning to deal with the ups and downs of the actor's lifestyle. The more things change, the more they remain the same. The actor's lifestyle is a difficult one. Learning to deal with it.
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If you’re just beginning in the business, one of the first things on your mind is getting an agent. Neophyte or old-timer, if you have become convinced that you’ll never again have an agent or a job, take heart, K Callan’s The New York Agent Book takes the fear, loathing, and mystery out of finding the agent who’s going to help you become the working actor you deserve to be. Callan has written a helpful, often amusing and always pragmatic guide to agenting yourself until you can attract a partner.
"I want clients to come to me prepared, to have a sense of who they are, the kind of career they’re likely to have, good self-knowledge, good reality about themselves."
Phil Adelman/BRS/Gage/New York
"Actors expect their agents to make them stars, but that’s up to the universe. Our job is to give them opportunities. Once we give them the opportunity, it’s in the actor’s hands to take it from there."
Mimi Mayer, Angel City/Los Angeles