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Interested in being represented by Fast Lane Talent?

***We are only accepting referrals in our Acting Division***

 We are seeking actors for the Principal Division only, which requires a professional headshot library, at least one competitive quality reel clip, an acting profile on Actors Access, and an IMDb Pro account/presence if TV or Film work is an expectation.

We do not accept submissions via email, phone, mail, or social media.

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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We receive a high volume of submissions!  If you have competitive materials and we are interested in extending an agency audition, our New Faces Director will be in touch within 2-3 weeks with follow up information.  After submitting your agency audition, it will be 4-6 weeks before the agents review and make a decision.


Please read through all of the information before submitting.

-We are only accepting referrals at this time in our Acting Division.  If you do not have a referral, you are welcome to check back in 6 months to see if our    policy has changed.

-Stunt performers and pit crew members are welcome to apply without a referral.  You will be required to provide references.

-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.


To Submit:

Click on the New Talent Registration Form link below.  Complete the form in its entirety.  Please be sure to add shareable links to your acting profiles.





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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! 



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