When Should Actors Get an Agent or Manager?

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  • Published on Oct 29, 2018
  • Many newly minted actors think that they need agents and managers from the get-go if they want to become a successful movie, TV, or theater star. As professional actor, singer, and Backstage Expert Erin Cronican explains, however, this is a common misconception. As it turns out, taking a DIY approach can work for actors early on, and having a rep really isn't necessary until later on. Find out exactly what she means in the video above.
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    *Other Acting Tips*
    How to know you’re ready for a manager + what to do when you get one:
    www.backstage.com/magazine/article/know-ready-manager-get-one-4391/
    How to get a meeting in Hollywood:
    www.backstage.com/magazine/article/get-meeting-hollywood-65168/
    How to get an acting agent:
    www.backstage.com/magazine/article/get-acting-agent-5144/
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Comments • 9

  • Ace Hardy
    Ace Hardy 2 months ago

    👑

  • Evita R
    Evita R 3 months ago +1

    But how do you get an agent?

  • Bill Perron
    Bill Perron 5 months ago

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  • Jennifer ComedyShow
    Jennifer ComedyShow 6 months ago +6

    Hmmm... interesting. I feel like I can't access proper parts without an agent. They wouldn't even let me audition or approach them if I don't have an agent. I feel like I can only audition for student films or short films or unpaid theatre parts. But maybe I am missing something.

    • Actually AshdK
      Actually AshdK 4 months ago

      i agree with the comment above, backstage is a little biased. If you pay for membership to them, yes you are able to get roles. It sucks you have to pay

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      Bill Perron 5 months ago

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    • Carrisa Grace
      Carrisa Grace 6 months ago +1

      EXACTLY. I can book student films/ unpaid Indies til the cows come home. But I don't have clearance to submit to anything at the next level. So yeah, I definitely feel like I'm doing the right thing by actively seeking my first manager and agent right now

  • amandahope1981
    amandahope1981 6 months ago +7

    The answer is a little biased though isn't it? I mean actors can get roles from backstage without an agent so.....

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      Bill Perron 5 months ago

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