If you are in the running for an audition post in the raft of reality shows this year then you do well to ensure that you run through the entire gamut of the checklist below: • Foremost, ensure that you are essentially dealing with a reputable acting agency; an entity with such a shade will typically, at the very least, demand that the individuals in question essentially signs an application form and better still ensure that such one essentially presents an acting resume of sorts no matter how modest it might be. • Secondly, an agency that has pretensions to any sort of professionalism elects to go the way of being recognized by some statutory body as a modeling agency; a good sign, but not to be taken wholly, legitimacy is such evidence such as the entity having its details in a talent search directory-this is normally a good pointer to some claim to legitimacy. Be wary of entities that essentially tag themselves as free agencies and the potential of harm that runs through their brand of doing business. • Thirdly, ensure that your so called auditioning agency essentially conducts structured talent searches on an annual basis; to this end a reality search for the current year 2012, should be more of a regular feature as opposed to something that is left in the hands of happenstance. • Fourthly, you do well to link up with an agency that essentially will cater for a wide portfolio of possible castings that one can finds in the marketplace. Such possible casting could possibly include the following, voice overs, comedy's, extras in movie sets, reality shows, and who knows possibly even a regular role in the movies that could herald a possible breakthrough in the movie industry. If all the stars are aligned in your favor with regard to the above listed points then one thing that you can possibly count in 2012 or specifically with regard to the issue of reality shows in 2012 is that you essentially have one foot in - in so far as matters legitimacy are concerned. The other half of the journey - specifically how you can leverage this talent to your advantage and even go one better by ensuring that you not only get your role but have a foot hold in the industry is hinged upon factors that are at times beyond your control. Take your shot and best of luck.