I received an email today from an acting agency who noticed that my current status was "freelance artist", and offered their services to me. This all seems very kind and helpful, BUT
Here's what I noticed!
1) It was a generic email written to everyone - they didn't even address me by name
2) they asked for my resume/headshot/showreel, but they didn't even check my website and realise that my headshot, resume and showreel were already there.
If I am looking for an agent to represent me, I would prefer someone who is GENUINELY INTERESTED in me. Rather than sending a mass email to everyone who you could get your hands on, try researching a few people, seeing who you can really help, write them a personal email and show some interest in them.
If only you did this, I probably would have signed up!
TRY AGAIN NEXT TIME!
Hint for actors:
DO NOT write generic emails to casting people sending them junk. Say something meaningful and show that you are interested in them. Talk to them on a personal level. No person likes being treated as a 'business'.