After training, seeking a good agent to represent your talent is the next step to becoming viable in the film and television industry. Our aim at SYC is to make that process easier for both agents and actors. Contacting and dropping off your cover letter, resume, photos, and demos can be costly in both time and money. With the busy schedules of most agencies, an actor’s promotional material can often sit on a desk for weeks and even months. With our streamlined service, your portfolio is sent directly to the computer desktop of every registered agent.
SYC will compile your headshots, resume and video demo, as well as audio demo if you have one, into a comprehensive portfolio. Agents, managers and casting directors are all invited to view the portfolio site and browse for potential clients. Agents will be notified when there is a new entry on the portfolio page. Your portfolio stays active on the site for two months. Why for only two months? We don't want the actor to be lost in a sea of portfolios. By limiting the hosting time, the site remains fresh and interesting to agents and casting directors. Actors not picked up can resubmit with a new portfolio at a future date.
Yes, to be on the actor page of ShopYourChops you need to have a video demo. Agents have all requested that they see a sample of your work on camera. This can be from actual footage, or scenes from class. If you need assistance to create a demo, we at SYC can help you do that. ShopYourChops is a concept designed to celebrate the interconnectedness between the actor, the coaches/schools, and the talent agencies.
Yes. No one under the age of eight is eligible to use the SYC site. All actors between the age of eight and eighteen must have parental/guardian consent to appear on the ShopYourChops.com website.
No. There is no guarantee that an agent will contact you in the two months that you are hosted on the site. Your talent must speak for itself. What we do guarantee is that your portfolio will be professionally and expeditiously put together and hosted on the ShopYourChops website. The terms of this agreement will be laid out in a contract to be signed between SYC and the registering actor.
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