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 with any questions or concerns.

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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