Category Archives: Acting Tips

Showcase Saturday – Karyn O.

“I got into modelling because I’ve always wanted to be the face of a product.”

Welcome back to Showcase Saturday here at MAX Agency —  a successful Toronto talent agency representing men, women and children.

This week we’ll be showcasing the beautiful and hardworking: 

 Karyn O.!

An introduction to Karyn:

“I’m a born and raised Canadian. My background is Portuguese and Nova Scotian. I’ve lived in the city my whole life.”

How she got involved in modelling/acting:
“I got into modelling because I’ve always wanted to be the face of a product, to simply just be a model for a clothing line or for an advertisement.”
 
Her experience with MAX Agency:
“My experience with MAX has been good, the staff there is nice. I get submitted for some projects which excite me and make me hope for the best.”
How she spends her spare time:
“In my spare time I mostly do homework. I like to read novels and make YouTube videos that I will soon be posting. I like to make a bunch of videos so I can produce them frequently.”
 
Her dream role:
“My dream role is to be a YouTuber, social influencer and/or a lawyer.”
Best advice:
“My best advice for someone wanting to get into the industry is to never give up!”
 
 

If you have a passion for modelling/acting like Karyn, apply to join our roster now: http://www.maxagency.com/application.php

Max Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more daily content, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

For more of our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

 

Tip Tuesday: Why Social Media is Important for Actors/Models

“Social media is so important,” says Backstage Expert and casting director Benton Whitley. “When an actor comes across my plate, and I’ve never heard of them, the first thing I do is Google them, for sure.”

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

This week’s tips surround the topic of Social Media for actors and models. Here is why and how talent should take advantage of social media and use it to their advantage:

To follow industry related news

As an aspiring actor and/or model, you should be following other successful professionals in the industry to find inspiration and see how these people are finding success. You should be aware of any movements that are happening (ex. #MeToo) and which films/television shows are the most successful. The easiest and quickest way to see this information is online. You do not want to be out of the loop on anything.

To connect with peers and professionals in industry

A lot of networking happens online now and social media makes it so easy. Follow your peers, comment on posts, share posts from people you find interesting. Make yourself visible to others online. This may lead to an important contact such as a casting director noticing you or simply growing your following.

It’s an extension of your portfolio

Sometimes an actor or model’s portfolios or demos simply cannot showcase all of your talents. Utilize your social media channels by uploading additional photos or videos that showcase your talent. Promote yourself and brand yourself whenever possible. If a casting director looks you up, they will see more of your work and hopefully be impressed.

Building a following and gaining influence

By creating content that others want to see, you will gain a following and begin having influence over that following. This is how “social media influencers” make their living. Casting agents like to work with people with large followings because that means you will be able to promote the film/show/etc. to your followers. This business is all about numbers, and if you have them you are potentially one step closer to landing the role!

Hear more from Casting Director, Benton Whitley below:

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/social-media-actor-need-3993/

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto talent agency. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more daily content, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

For more of our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php

 

Tip Tuesday: Always be Working.

“If you sit and feel sorry for yourself, you’re wasting your time. You should be in acting class, instead of feeling sorry for yourself. You should be working.”

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto modeling agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry! This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

This week’s tip comes from birthday boy, Justin Hartley:

As an actor, you should always be working even if it’s simply working on yourself by taking an acting class.

If you are an actor or model in the GTA interested in taking some acting lessons, check out Talent Shop Academy today! Their classes are taught by industry professionals who can transform amateur actors into stellar performers.

MAX Agency is one of the top Toronto talent agencies representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more weekly industry/beauty tips,  be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and tune in every week to the blog!

To see our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php