Having ignored my career for eight years, assuming, wrongly, that an Oscar would be sent to me via mail if I waited long enough, I am almost completely sans knowledge when it comes to talent agencies. My commercial agent wants to work it out with me after I come back from Michigan, so, in the mean time, I humbly ask for any input my friends might have.
I've heard good things about:
Harden Curtis (from what I'm gathering, this is my top choice)
I've just plain heard about:
I'm in the dark about:
What I'm looking for (and aren't we all) is a smaller place that has a good "teacher/student ratio" (if you will).
Also, here's my opening paragraph for the cover letter (all criticism welcome):
"Dear sirs (absolutely no women may read this),
I am a stage and screen actor currently enjoying success in commercial work in New York. As a newly minted member of SAG, I'd like to broaden my career into film and theater. Also, if you can find me roles, rest assured, I'll act the shit out of them. Ya heard?
Take on me,
All joking aside, I'm seriously considering using the "acting the shit out of them" line. I want to be noticed. I want them to read the letter and be taken aback. I want them to think that there's something wrong with me and I'm just the man they need.
Eight years and this is the first time I'm doing this. What'll be most surprising, in the end, is how easy it all was for me.