If you’re looking to break into the media world you have quite the job on. No matter which sector the competition is fierce and sadly the number of people who get ‘discovered’ naturally is infinitesimally small. If you have ambitions to be a model or a voice over artist or just to get a break into the world of acting – finding someone who has your back is probably the best way to get into the business.
A model management company is going to be able to help you. It is true you have to have a modicum of talent – but let’s assume you do. This assumes there are more people than your mom telling you how good you are. There needs to be a little broader exposure than her (we assume she is biased anyway.)
Getting an agent to represent you is a great first step because there is a symbiotic relationship. You have to have something that they can sell. They have relationships they can sell you to. You will need to show the agent what you got! You will have to show them why they should represent you to their clients, so your first job is to do a little research and find the right agent for you.
Here’s the secret though, agents need talent, their business depends on bringing new and fresh people into the business and they are on the lookout for the next best thing all the time.
Once you have the right agent relationship there’s no stopping the two of you. This relationship could be the fundamental one of your whole career. The idea is the two of you make the perfect team and then, the sky is the limit.