Most Top Agents need to meet you in person to get a sense of your personality/brand and work ethic. Are you polished, proactive, and continually training?
Putting a friendly tweet with a link may be the first step in developing a relationship. Sending a tweet, email, or calling them blindly without permission is a big no-no. It’s not acceptable professional etiquette, and may harm your chances of working with an established agent.
Social media has very little to do with casting major roles. Submissions to casting directors via email through legit agents and managers is the accepted norm.
Now in days your profile along with different role planing, skits & Memes and harness the attention of a power player in the entertainment industry which can propel your dream overnight .
Many artist, actors and actresses get caught up and suffer from the lack of fan-base interaction.
Some have fallen into the reality show syndrome or should we call it the last dance for the recording artist after the boom of his or her career..... also considered the Grave Yard.
“Publicity,” fundamentally, is the notice or attention given to someone by the media. It’s as simple as when you, as an actor, are interviewed by a reporter for a news program, are on the radio talking about an upcoming project, or when a writer for a magazine runs an article about you (which are all different from when you’re acting in a role for a TV show, or in a commercial for advertising). Part of a publicist’s job is to acquire or control this notice from the media.
PR,” which stands for “public relations,” has to do with the state of your relationship with the public. You could also say it’s your reputation and how others view you. So it’s subjective to a large degree. Part of a publicist’s job is to maintain a favorable public image for you (or help create or repair one, as the case may be).
To further make a distinction between the two, in this example of the charity event, if you showed up and there were no press or red carpet at all (no publicity components), it would still affect your “PR.” That is, showing up and being nice to those in attendance and supporting the cause would likely result in a favorable public image for you. It’s “good PR.” And of course “bad PR” if you were not so nice. So your PR is affected regardless of any publicity.
You Get What You Pay For
A great headshot works on two levels. First, aesthetically: It looks good to the eye, even upside down. It grabs the viewer's attention and pulls him or her in. Agents and casting directors receive thousands of headshots a month. Yours has to stand out, grabbing that industry insider by the lapels and saying "Look at me!"
The next step is to put your ear to the ground. Find actors who are happy with their headshots, as well as with the price they paid. You don't want to break the bank; you just want to pay a reasonable amount for a satisfying product. What's a reasonable price for headshots? Logic dictates that people who do something well are well-compensated for it. That goes for doctors, lawyers, and headshot photographers. So the $99 deal that sounds too good to be true probably is. Most New York photographers charge between $350 and $850 for a headshot session.
Does $850 guarantee a great shot? No. And beware the "flavor of the month"—a photographer who makes a big splash but can't deliver consistent results over time. New York City is the land of hype, and lemmings form a line at every cliff facing the Hudson River. In the $350–$850 range, most photographers will do at least a competent job. But the best shots result from a collaboration between a great professional you connect with personally and an actor who accepts some responsibility in the process.