Sadly, the acting industry is particularly attractive to scammers and dodgy dealers. Sometimes the scams are obvious, sometimes they’re not. How do you recognise a scam and how do you differentiate between genuine career opportunities and advertisements from complete chancers?
Some of these blog posts may help:
Paying money to find out about auditions – and how to decide when it’s worth it.
The envelope man – and other questionable practices
Promising the earth – how to spot the dodgy “opportunities”
Do you want to be famous? You’re likely to be the perfect target for scammers.
Your child loves to perform – how do you protect them from dodgy “opportunities” ?
Have you been “scouted”? If so, be wary.
It’s flattering… but is it useful to your acting career?
The interesting trend of offering “IMDB credits” as an incentive to work for nothing.
Working for nothing – why you should think twice.
Too many actors, not enough jobs. Why is someone approaching YOU?
Red flags on websites – reading between the lines.
I’m a really important person, so you can obviously trust what I say.