Swedish Actors Agency


Acting Advice

As acting bookers we are often called upon for advice of how to break the acting industry. These calls may be from teenagers, parents, and men and women up to the age of 80+! We operate a professional business and pride ourselves by our ethical approach to supporting new faces and getting them started in what can sometimes be perceived as a cut throat and harsh industry. We are honest and fair in all the advice that we give. Swedish Actors Agency have been in the industry for 2 years, so we are hoping that our knowledge can be helpful to those who are thinking of applying.

Question 1:

I want to become a actor, what do I need to do?

Our answer:

The best thing to do is complete an application on our website, this way we are able to view your measurements and images and inform you if you can be placed within a section of our agency.

Please note; you do need professional images, snapshot images are not fine, however the better the images the more likely you are going to receive work. We are not a sole agency. 

Question 3:

Should I pay for professional pictures?

Our answer:

Yes it is essential to have professional images, we prefer them as it shows us and our clients that you have experience in front of the camera and overall your whole profile looks more professional.

Please do not pay more than €500 for professional images. We hear stories everyday of people that have paid thousands of euros for a portfolio, please do not do this!! There is absolutely no reason for you to spend this much on professional images, and it is very likely to take you a long while before you break-even on the cost, if at all.

Please do not get involved with any company that call themselves a ’acting platform’ service. This essentially is a service where you will end up being pressured into buying photographs that are NOT suitable for your acting carrier. 

Question 6:

How much money will I make?

Our answer:

This is simply a question we cannot answer, each booking we do completely varies in terms of pay. Some people are paid thousands if there are lots of usage fees involved, whereas some people work for minimal amounts.

When we contact you about a job, we will always inform you of the amount that you will be paid to do the work. You can then decide if you would like to work for that amount or not.

Question 8:

If I don't live in Stockholm does that mean I can't register with you?

Our answer:

No, we will still represent you, we work all over the Sweden, Scandinavia. We also book lots of exciting jobs abroad.

Question 2:

Do I need professional headshots to be represented by Swedish Actors Agency?

Our answer:

In order to be represented in our acting department, we only represent people who already have professional images and are starting to build a portfolio of their work. However, if we feel you have a talent but not the right headshots, we can always recommend photographers so that you can gain professional images to start off a portfolio and a acting carrier.

Question 4:

Do I need to be a certain ethnicity to join your agency?

Our answer:

No, we take on actors of all ethnicity. As we are a talent agency it is completely different to the fashion agencies in terms of measurements. We represent a complete range of actors.

Question 5:

I have been told by SSA Agents that I can be represented in your Film & TV section, does this mean I can't be a model?

Our answer:

We have a huge range of clients and can be asked for all types of acting jobs, so don’t be disheartened if you are not put into the modelling section. A lot of the time the Film & TV section, involve being in commercials and photo-shoots, so you can get a feel of what its like to be on set and involved in the production.

Question 7:

Will I definitely get booked for work?

Our answer:

We can never guarantee anyone that we represent that we will find them work. We send you forward for any bookings that we feel you are suitable for, and if you opt to feature on our website then clients can see you on there and pick you for jobs that they are casting.

Some people on our books get bookings very regularly and others have never worked for us at all. It is good to keep in contact with us, and very important for you to login to your profile regularly to update us with recent images and contact information. It is good for us, as agents to know when people are keen and that we can rely on them.

Question 9:

If I don't live in Stockholm does that mean I can't register with you?

Our answer:

We are an agency, therefore we work with a huge range of clients. The best thing to do is visit our clients page so you can get an idea of the work that we take part in: http://www.swedishactorsagency.com

We also use social media where we add images of recent work that we have been involved in, it is worth following us to get regular updates.