If you’re wondering how the hell to get an acting agent right now, this episode with Claire J. Loy will be invaluable to you. A step-by-step guide to ensure you get an agent that is right for you, not just the first agent you manage to sign with.
To be honest, even if you’re not looking for an agent, I think you’ll really enjoy hearing Claire’s super-purposeful process. It’s really impressive and shows just how much care and attention Claire puts into the business side of her career as well as her craft.
We also chat more generally about the importance of knowing what you want as an actor so that you can create an environment for yourself that supports your goals.
Any time I have a self tape of importance to do, I give Claire a shout for help, she has seriously mastered the art, so I also asked her about self taping, what equipment is critical, and when you should invest in a high end camera.
Claire J Loy is an Irish stage, film and television actress known for her portrayal of determined women, often with an edge of defiance . Claire plays Louise O’Neill in the indie feature Crosshair (dir. Tom McKenna) which is due for release in Summer 2020. Her award winning performance in the critically acclaimed short film In Orbit (dir.Katie McNeice) was described as ‘intense and intelligent’. Her television work includes Casualty (BBC), Trivia (RTE), and The Girl At The End Of The Garden (RTE).I’m also on Twitter (@frankiep) and would love to hear from you, and don’t forget, if you want a quick, easy and affordable actor’s website check out www.mysite.actor.