Acting Advice

Ask Me! – How to get an agent?

hollyweirdo asked
Hi, I just started up acting again after graduating college. I’ve done several student films and theatre productions. Now I’m looking into getting representation. I’ve been submitted my headshot and resumes through the mail to agents but nothing yet. Is there anything else I can do? What do you recommend? Thanks!

       I’ve answered a similar question about how to find auditions and agents here

I’ve been asking around and it seems like the best way to get representation is to have someone who knows that agent/manager set up a meeting for you or give you a recommendation. In addition, if you can get reps to come to shows and they are looking for your type at the time you may get a meeting. As far as getting signed is concerned that is a case-to-case situation. Some agents won’t freelance, others will. But mostly people will only sign you if you are a sure thing (meaning they are convinced you will make money or you’ve already booked paid gigs through them.)

I’m still working out the legit-agent side of things myself, and will continue to post updates as I gather more information.

Thanks for your question!

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Angela Dee is a professional actress working in Film, Theatre, TV, Commercials and Voiceovers. She currently lives in New York. www.angeladee.com

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