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Jellybabies
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Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by Jellybabies » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Hello,
Would love some advice! I've seen a job on Spotlight that I would really love to be considered for - I think I would be a very good fit for the role, and obviously I know it is hard to judge yourself but I think I would be really well suited!

Is it acceptable to contact my agent and ask to be submitted for this role, or would this sound a bit rude as if I am accusing them of not doing their job? I know in general you are supposed to assume you have been submitted for everything you are suitable for, but I have not seen anything I feel I would be this well suited to before! Therefore I would love to just check with them whether I have been.

Would love advice on what other people do as the last thing I would want to is great a bad relationship with my agent! Thanks!

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by bethjaneg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 pm

I’ve done this on my son’s behalf once. Said I’d seen it and asked if he’d been submitted and if not is there any chance he could be? Turned out he had been submitted and not seen but with a gentle push they did see him
In the end.

Maybe ask if you’ve been submitted and if not, if you could be as you feel you are right for it?

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by x_sugarplumfairy_x » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:53 pm

They more than likely will have submitted you as its in their interest to if you fit the brief. However I dont see any harm in sending a quick message to make them aware if its specific skills you feel you match, then even if they have already submitted they could add additional details to the notes. x

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by mum2two » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 am

how do you see jobs on Spotlight as a parent? i thought i only had access to my sons CV?

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by bareena1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:50 pm

yeah how did you see jobs? thanks

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by Jellybabies » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 pm

thank you very much for you advice, will send an email tomorrow!
bareena- I'm on Spotlight adults now so i think thats why!

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by HollyK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:02 pm

What was the answer? How do u view as a parent?

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by HollyK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:06 pm

What was the answer? How do u view as a parent?

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by ScoobyDoo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Holly K you cannot view as a parent, the only reason Jellybabies can see is that he/she is on Spotlight adults and adults can see what is available (and the postings are general and include all adult/child jobs as they are quite often looking for both on the same job posting i.e. parent and child). Child actors (and their parents) cannot see Spotlight submissions, only the agent can.

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Re: Asking your agent to submit you?

Post by HollyK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks :D

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