Interested in being represented by Fast Lane Talent?
We welcome the opportunity to take on new talent that have the passion, persistence, training, and professional materials needed to make it in this very competitive business.
We are currently seeking Principal Division Actors only. We are not accepting Extras at this time.
Principal Division Actors must have current professional headshots and at least one competitive acting reel on their Actors Access and 800 Casting accounts to be considered. An IMDbPro account is mandatory if an actor expects to be considered for TV or film roles.
Principal Division Actors are required to be self-sufficient with self-taping and editing skills. Actors cannot exclusively rely on taping services. As the business trends towards digital casting, the ability to tape "on the fly" is mandatory.
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Allow 2-3 weeks for review and response.
Please read through all of the information before submitting.
- We are based in Charlotte, North Carolina and represent talent in the Southeast market.
- We do not allow our actors to have additional agents within the Southeast region.
-For adults, professional photos only. For children under 5, if professional pictures are not available, please take clear, well-lit photos.
- No selfies or photos with heavy editing/filters. NO hats. NO sunglasses. Photos must be current and look exactly how you appear at this moment.
- For Principal Division (speaking roles) consideration, you must have resume credits and training. Our primary job as agents is to promote qualified talent to Casting Directors that fit the taste and tone of the project at hand. While we offer guidance and advice, our role is not to serve as an acting coach. It is the talent's job to constantly seek training to improve their craft on their own.
- Once information is reviewed, we will contact you via email. You will be sent 3 scripts for remote video auditions (commercial, film, and industrial). Remote video auditions must meet current and competitive standards, since most of the auditions in the Southeast are done this way (particularly for the first round).
-After the remote auditions are reviewed, if they meet our standards, we will schedule a Zoom meeting to get to know you and discuss short term goals, long term goals, and any logistical hurdles. After this meeting, we will decide if you are a good fit for our agency.
Click on this link to Pre-Register on 800Casting. Here, you will fill out the form and submit a headshot and full body shot. We will not reply to submissions with non-professional/cell phone headshots.
You must complete all of the boxes and upload photos before the form will transfer to us. You must also upload a resume to be considered for the Principal Division.
If you already have an 800Casting account and are unable to pre-register, you may email us at email@example.com. In this email, please include your 800Casting link, Actor's Access link, and IMDB link if you have one. Please be sure your profiles are up to date.
We receive a high volume of submissions! If we are interested in you, you will hear from us within 2 to 3 weeks.
**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**
We receive lots of questions about getting kids into the business. Here are some tips and things to carefully consider:
-See the gray door on the far right of the picture? Around age 4, kids enter that door alone to audition. They need to be able to confidently stand in front of a room that holds a director, producer, client, ad agency rep, and casting director. They need the poise and confidence to state their name and age clearly. Most importantly, they have to follow instructions given to them by someone who is not their parent. They also need the acting skill set that allows them to improv or change up the scene on the fly. The director or client may ask the child to do the scene in a completely different way if they have decided to shoot multiple versions.
-For auditions, callbacks, wardrobe fittings, rehearsals, and shoot dates, only ONE parent/guardian can attend with their child. Be prepared to have care coverage for other siblings.
-We live in a right-to-work state and non-union shoots are common. What does that mean? It means there are limited regulations on work hours on non-union shoots. Sometimes shoot days are very, very long! There are NEVER guarenteed beginning and end times. You need to be available the entire day. On some shoots, our child actors are on set for only two hours, which is fantastic! The average number of hours from call time to wrap time on non-union sets tends to be 6-8 hours. On the other hand, one of our child actors has been in a situation where they were given a call time of 11am...only to end up waiting until 11pm to shoot the scene. Weather, location issues, camera malfunctions, other actors having difficulty in previous scenes-this is a short list of problems that can happen that could affect the time your child is called to set. No amount of complaining or demanding will change that fact. Be optimistic and hope that you get an "in and out" day-but pack a bag full of snacks and quiet activities knowing that it is possible you will be there all day.
-LAST MINUTE AND QUICK TURNAROUND is the name of the game, especially in the world of commercials. It is rare that you will have more than a few days notice before auditions, callbacks, or bookings. Some times, you have less than 24 hours. For film and TV roles, you generally have a slightly longer window of notice. However, if you are the type that needs highly specific time and date information way ahead of time, you may find this industry far too frustrating.
-Shoots happen 7 days a week at all types of hours. Therefore, we cannot accept children for weekend work only.
-Workshops, acting classes, professional headshots: kids need these as well. Always ask, "What is the competition doing?" We can assure you that in the Charlotte market, there are extremely talented professional kids who are in the trenches working in theater productions, going to weekly acting classes, acting in student films for free to expand their reels/resume, taking music and singing lessons, etc. It isn't enough to be the cutest kid in the room.
-Emotional rollercoaster. Be prepared. There is a lot of rejection in this business, and it is not personal. Sometimes your child didn't get selected because the parents that were finally chosen for the scene have a different hair color. Sometimes, they are too short or too tall. There are a hundred different reasons. Brush it off. Actors should be grateful for every single audition and call back they receive. It is another chance to sharpen your skills. It is never a waste of time. Some kids book 1 in 10 auditions, others book 1 in 100. Both you and your child have to have the resilience and persistence to keep pursuing opportunities.
-Lastly, and most importantly: Is this business something your child is truly passionate about?! Make sure it is THEIR dream. If it truly brings them joy, then your family will find a way to make it happen!