WELCOME TO OUR RESOURCE PAGE!
Our goal for this page is to help you become a well-informed talent or parent on what it means to be in this industry. We believe the more you know what to expect, the better you will do, and the more you will enjoy the experience.
We are an exclusive agency. If you are with Forward, we will represent you across the board in all departments… print, commercials, and TV and film in this region. Out of respect for us and other agencies, please do not multi-list. We will not fight over talent!
Forward does not make money until our talent makes money. We take the industry-standard 20% agency fee.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN OUR TALENT
All talent over the age of 4, will be asked to submit an on-camera audition if we feel you may be the right fit.
For our kid models and talent, we need kids who have a great look and a fun personality! We are looking for the "WOW" factor from the moment you meet them. Kids must easily leave their parent(s), take direction well, make eye contact, and be engaging. Our kids must have industry-standard professional photos, as sometimes, photos are the only marketing tool we have to get your child booked.
For Adults, you must have professional photos and a resume with relevant industry work to be considered. We expect adult talent to be willing to invest in themselves and continue their growth and education by enrolling in professional training.
We have a list of acting studios that we highly recommend. Trust us… Learning on the job is not the way to get a callback and, ultimately, the job. No fake it till you make it!
If you ever have any questions about Forward accounting policies, please do not hesitate to contact the Accounting department, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please know we can not send you a check without you filling out a W-9. Most clients pay within 30-60 days after the shoot. Each client's pay cycle is different.
MINORS with Forward. If you are a minor working in the state of GA, you will need a work permit. It is easy to get a permit. Please keep your minor number in a safe, easily accessible place. Here is a link on how to register: https://www.dol.state.ga.us/public/es/mie/minor/registration.
ACTING STUDIOS WE RECOMMEND
Atlanta Acting Arts
Catapult Acting Studios
Chez Studios Acting Workshops
Creative Studios of Atlanta
Nick Conti's Professional Actor's
The Actor's Scene
MODELING AND SELF TAPING WORKSHOPS
HEADSHOT AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jamila Lisbon Photography
Leah Roth Photography
Zeal And Niche Photography (Headshots only)
COMMERCIAL AND THEATRICAL MAKEUP ARTISTS
Here is a link to a video about what to expect at an audition: https://youtu.be/nzhnIFiZiZE
- Always take a headshot.
- Make sure you sign in under The Bell Agency. If you have any problems, please ask for help. Never sign in under a different agency.
- Please make sure you are available for the shoot dates. If you go to the callback and then are chosen for the job, I don't want you to come back and tell me you are now not available for the shoot. THIS MAKES US ALL LOOK BAD!
- Make sure you wear a color top that looks good on you, and that will help them remember you but do not wear something with a busy pattern or strips, no white or black. If you get a callback, it's great if you wear the same thing you wore to the first audition.
HOW IT WORKS
We submit people every day to our clients. Often you do not know when you are being submitted. Clients ask for a package, and we send them photos of everyone that fits their requirements. Then they give us a list of who they want to see for an audition. We also submit you for jobs on different casting pages. Once you are a part of the agency, we will give you a list of casting pages where you will need to create a profile.
Clients often ask us to check availability before we submit you for a job. We will email and text asking you if you are available for their shoot dates if chosen. This is not a booking. It just means they think you would be a good fit for this job, and we need to make sure it's ok to submit you. You do not need to hold any dates if we check your availability.
HOLD/ First Refusal
A hold or first refusal means that the client wants you to hold that date. A hold is not a booking. They only want you to hold the date until they decide who they will book. With commercials, this is called first refusal. If you are put on hold or given first refusal then congratulations, to us as agents, this is as good as getting the job. I know it might not pay our bills, but it means that you did a great job at the audition, and we did a great job at submitting talent that was what the client needed. They now have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and see if you are the right fit. We will let you know ASAP if you are booked or released.
You are booked for the shoot!