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Toronto Acting Agency – Toronto Talent Agency – Tip Tuesday – How to Get into a Reality Show

Reality TV is a great way to get experience in the industry. While it may not necessarily help an acting career,  it helps to  get your name out there.

The exact lines may not be scripted, but the situations and the outcomes of a reality show are scripted according to how the creators want to entertain the audience. 

When auditioning for reality TV, the goal is to stand out and get a reaction from the casting directors. The best way to do so is by having strong opinions, a bold personality, and a unique/attractive look.

Read all about what to demonstrate in reality TV auditions to get cast and how to find those auditions. 

MAX talent, Emily H. on Big Brother Canada Season 5 – Toronto acting agency – Toronto Talent Agency

What the Creators Are Looking For

A reality show’s audience is after drama, arguments, and confrontations. It is referred to as ‘Reality TV’ because it a exaggerated version of our daily lives. When auditioning for a spot on a reality show, you therefore need to show that you are someone who can create all forms of drama.

For debates to take place among the cast, creators need people with strong opinions. Other personality traits that are favourable are neuroticism, flirtatiousness, being loud, and anything else that will cause people to react to you. Casting directors will look for people with conflicting personalities.

The audience also watch these shows to look at attractive or unique looking people. What makes you attractive or unique can be anything including a distinct hairstyle, color, or fashion style.

How to Prepare for a Reality TV Audition

In addition to communicating the above traits, below are a few things that you can do to prepare for your audition.

  1. Workout

This is one for the superficial nature of reality shows. Especially the shows about finding relationships are not actually finding love. It is about drama between young and hot people. Being attractive is, therefore, something that will make you a good fit.

2. Practice a Skill

Being really good at a particular skill will help you to stand out. Even if it is not related to what the hsow is baout, skills make you interesting. Examples of skills that are attractive to casting directors are sports, cooking, playing a musical instrument, and so on. 

Even if you are really bad at it, it is still a way to distinguish yourself. There are shows out there that are all about finding who is the worst at something,such as Canada’s Worst Driver.

3. Look for a Show With a Specific Theme

There are shows that are sepcifically about a job or skill. For example, cooking competitions, or Cops and Ice Road Truckers. If you have a job or skill that matches a particular show, reach out to the creators of the show.

4. Have a Side Story

Having a side story, such as a life transition, a challenge that you are facing, will make you attractive to the show’s producers who want to create anengaging side story. This could even create an opportunity for a spinoff. 

How to Find Reality Show Auditions

Reality shows usually have a system for people to apply for an audition. Visit their websites and follow their social media pages to find out when they have casting calls.

Another way to get an audition is to reach out to the casting people. Casting directors’ names will usually be in the start or end credits of these shows. Reach out to them through their agency’s Facebook/Instagram page or website. Or you can find their production company’s email to reach out.

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing menwomen and children. MAX provides talent for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

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Talent Showcase Saturday – Iann A.

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


This week we’ll be showcasing an extremely talented member of our roster – Iann A! 


His Beginnings

I grew up in Montreal. My mom is Québecquoise and my dad is Mexican. When I was 20 I decide to go study acting in Vancouver. Fast forward some years and here I am in Toronto.


“How did you get into modelling/acting?”

I kind of decided on a whim to study at Vancouver Film School. It was also a good excuse to move to Vancouver. But I quickly realize that I love it and unfortunately there nothing else I would rather do.

His Experience with MAX Agency

My experience has been pleasant so far. It’s nice to be part of a bigger agency with so many people working together towards a common goal.


With the little spare time I have. I try to stay healthy and in shape. I watch a lot… probably too much tennis. I wish I could play more but all my playing partners moved away. I also read a lot.

His Dream Role

In a drama, for sure! Or a rom-com! And I would want to play the antagonists. Bad guys roles for sure. I just find there is more to do with those types of role. Plus the bad guys always have more fun.

“Best advice for someone looking to get into the industry? or best advice you’ve received?”

The best advice I received is just to stick with it. There is a lot of rejection in this field. That’s just the way it is, but you can’t take personally. You just have to remember that you’re doing this because there is nothing else you would rather do. If I am not acting I just find something is missing in life.



Do you have a passion for acting like Iann? Apply to join our roster now!

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto acting agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

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!

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Yoga Instructor Marie J. Joins MAX Agency!

MAX Agency would like to welcome a lovely and hardworking talent to our roster: Marie J.!

Marie is a retired dental hygienist and current yoga instructor. She worked in the modelling industry years ago but life got in the way so she is excited to start working with MAX Agency to explore acting and modelling opportunities again.

Watch the video below to hear about the people she looks up to in life:

See more New Talent here!

If you have an upcoming project that Marie would be a great fit forcontact us now to see if she’s available! 

MAX Agency is a successful talent agency in Canada representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

To stay updated on if our talent get booked, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

If you want to join our rosterapply here

For more of our awesome talent check out our roster!