What You Need to Know in Getting an Acting Agent
Choosing an Agent
The most important thing when choosing an agent is to do research. There are a lot of phony and illegitimate agencies that are only after your money, and in the long run, will only leave you worthless. It is essential to keep in mind that a licensed acting agent will never charge money in exchange of representation, nor would they accept you even if they do not see any potential in you. So be careful.
After making sure of the legitimacy of the agency, the next thing to look into is the company’s profile. Take a look at how many clients does the agency represent as well as how their acting careers are doing. This will very well give you an idea as to how efficiently does the agency manage their talents, and perhaps an thought on how much projects could they possibly connect you with. However, it is also important to make certain that the agency has enough room for such a number of talents and not too crowded that you wouldn’t be represented as well as the others.
An effective and suitable acting agency should know and very well understand the kind of roles that you are looking for. Having the best agencies to represent you might just be useless if the roles that they recommend for you are not of your liking. If that would be the case, might as well be represented by other agencies that will be able to give you appropriate roles or those of your preference.
Acting agencies are very well connected, whether you like it or not. So it wouldn’t be favorable, especially for a career that has yet to blossom, if you have left issues or misunderstandings with people in the industry. It is needless to say though, that good manners would tell you to treat people with respect and courtesy. The entertainment industry is not as big as it seems, so it would either be you would often bump into one another’s ways or your bad reputation might reach a good number of people.