Is this starting to sound familiar?
It should because we have said it several times over the course of our Hollywood Hot Tips Courses.
But whether you already know it or not, it can’t be stressed enough. To get to know people in Hollywood, you REALLY have to get them to know you.
A key element of making sure your contacts are REALLY getting to know you is taking action to consistently follow up with them.
That action can be something as simple as a thank-you note after meeting with an agent or manager regarding representation, or to a casting director after a good theatrical audition.
It can be as traditional as sending announcements to everyone you’ve met in the business whenever you get a new agent, book a role in a play, commercial, movie, or series, when you get new photos (or have a different one duplicated).
Or it can be as orchestrated as sending out a select holiday gift befitting your relationship to those who are on your “trying to get in with” list at the end of the year.
The goal is to take advantage of every opportunity to make the people on your contact list remember you. And most importantly, to remember you when it counts — and that is when they have a role you could be right for!
To help you keep track of all of these people, Smart Girls offers casting director postcard campaigns to targeted casting director lists. We can also help you with tracking your contacts by keeping a personalized list for you, where you just send us the info and we will note it for you!
Whether you do it on your own or you have Smart Girls support you in your efforts, just be sure to do it. It is critical to your career, and I want you to get the greatest return on all the effort you’ve been putting in!