Acting in LA can get overwhelming. How do you know what’s legit? What’s not? What to be wary of? What to avoid? Here are some basic Red Flags I’ve either experienced or heard of:
- casting notices that state “nudity” “partial nudity” or “sexual situations”
- scams like exploretalent, barbazon, etc
- anything posted on CL (not that all casting notices on CL are red flags, just proceed with caution)
- auditions NOT held at a legitimate casting site or theater (no private homes or apartments!)
- an agent who tells you he’ll sign you, as long as you use HIS specific list of photographers for new headshots
- an agent or manager you’ve never heard of and cannot be found anywhere on the web or through actor friends
SCAMMY ONES TO DEFINITELY AVOID!
What are your Red Flags?