Introductions in Hollywood: Helping your Child get it Right!
Sometimes a handshake will blow an agent away the first time your child meets one, and sometimes a handshake won’t be appropriate. Here’s a guide to help you and your child navigate through the showbiz etiquette and be confident!
Use your winning handshake when you are being introduced formally by a third party. When meeting one-on-one with agents, directors, and producers, a handshake is also the proper etiquette. Finally, don’t’ forget to introduce yourself with a handshake on set when meeting with actors and crew members for the first time.
At a first audition, a Casting Director (CD) has a lot of people to see in a short amount of time. Formally introducing yourself with a handshake isn’t appropriate. A polite, “Hi, how are you?” will suffice. CDs just don’t have the time to introduce themselves to each person auditioning. But you can count on them wanting to know more about you as you come back for callbacks. The same goes for showcasing. At a showcase, an agent will be seeing a handful of actors, so a handshake wouldn’t be appropriate. Save that “A+” handshake for your one-on-one meetings.
To learn and practice more showbiz etiquette techniques, come take your first free acting class at my acting studio for kids and teens in L.A., 3-2-1 Acting Studios. As you can see, it’s rated the best acting classes for kids and teens for a reason! We’re teaching your children much more than acting. That’s why our students leave class beaming with confidence and booking jobs!
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