WHAT WE DO?
Our agency is established to assist people reach their goals in the film, fashion and entertainment industries. No matter what the look or age we welcome your enthusiasm and participation in the industry.
HOW DO I BECOME AN ACTOR?
Best to make a time to meet with one of our experienced managers. Call (07) 3003 1225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Once we have had a meeting generally we will welcome you to a screen test, access your ability and then set up another time to have a planning meeting with an agent. It takes some time get set up, but working together to build a solid foundation will put you in the best position for us to support your growth as a professional.
HOW DO I BECOME A MODEL?
Modelling is very competitive. There are many different types of models, where do you fit? Time, professional planning and guidance will best answer this question. The best advice is to contact the agency.
WILL I BE SELECTED?
One point of difference with our agency is that we don’t make people feel bad if they don’t quite suit the market they are applying for. We don’t have the right to judge you and we value you too much to presume we can predict your future. However if you want an honest opinion as to where you are best suited then by all means come and meet our friendly team.
DO YOU TAKE ON EVERYONE WHO COMES IN?
NO. Our experienced staff guide people through the process. However why have someone on the books who is not getting work or does not have a long term vision? It is a waste of time for all parties. In saying that, if the Model does not have both an excellent attitude and long term vision then they generally burn them selves out early. The best artists are ones who can develop for long term gain.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING?
To join the agency no. People complain about agencies charging for photo shoots, web sites and courses etc. It is not compulsory to do this with any agency. However listen to your agency regardless of which one you choose. Remember that you are the hero of the story, not the agency. It is your career and you are an individual. Therefore it is important to get the marketing material that suits you. Many people rightfully try to save money by having their friends take their photos for them. Generally these tend to be disaster from a professional standpoint and then the model never gets selected. It is best to continue to take as many Trade For Print photos as you can whilst you build your portfolio, however be careful not to be employed in this process. Again, listen to the advice of your agency and then act upon it. If under 18 then it is wise to invite mum and dad to any communication with TFP photos or agency meeting.
CAN I GET TRAINING AT 888?
Yes. However we only invite people in who have potential. If you want a free meeting on this point please contact us. We would love to help you.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON YOUR BOOKS?
Our 2018 Goal is 8 elite models, 8 elite actors, 88 actors, 88 models and 888 extras. However we are a long way from gaining that amount because we have raised our standard across all sectors. The correct question though is – How many people are on your books that look like me? That’s the best question to ask. The answer is 1 or 2.
DO YOU GUARANTEE WORK?
We guarantee that you will be sent for the auditions and castings. However the decision to screen test and audition lies 100% with the clients. If you do a good audition or casting then generally every one gets work. But if you suck at the casting and auditions or you simply just don’t fit what the clients want then you will not get the jobs. There is no guarantee in this business. However there is no chance at all if you don’t at least try.
HOW DO I MAKE A TIME FOR A MANAGER TO MEET WITH ME?
We welcome your enquiry. Please just email email@example.com or call (07) 3003 1225 DO I NEED TO JOIN WEB SITES? Short answer is that if a client cannot not see you, they can’t hire you. Invest in your professional development. If you don’t take yourself seriously, then why should a client? Ask your manager what you should do.
HOW DOES 888 GET PAID?
We charge a commission on success. Our terms of trade are clear: • 10% for Movies and TV series. • Theatre 10% reducing depending on the term of the gig. • Fashion and commercials is 20% made by agreement with you. • If you get your own gigs we charge only 50% of the commission rate.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT A PART TIME CAREER IN THE ARTS? CAN I DO THAT?
Yes you can. Come in, tell us your story and we will show you how.