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Protect Yourself as an Actor – Words From Your Casting Coach

As a coach and someone who has been involved in the entertainment industry, I can’t help put feel protective as our members navigate the waters of being an actor. I want you all to succeed, have fun and most importantly be safe. Unfortunately, there are many services and individuals looking to make a quick buck at your expense.

Today, I want to stress that you should never be paying an agent or manager in exchange for work. At a legitimate talent agency or management firm it is these people’s job to find you work and take a fee once YOU have been paid. Under no circumstances should money be exchanged without you first receiving a check from the production company for your talents. Only then should your manager or agent be taking a 10% commission.

ClaimFame is a community, and we need to look out for our own. I hear on too many of my coaching calls the horror stories of people getting scammed. Be educated and aware! I guarantee your legitimate and money making role is coming.

Please email me at coaching@claimfame.com with any questions or concerns.

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Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!

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