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Do I need both a talent agent and a manager?

Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors

When it comes to whether you need both a talent agent and a manager, the answer is that it's case by case and different for each actor. While some actors may only work with one or the other, many actors choose to work with both. Ultimately, the decision will depend on your individual needs and goals.

A talent agent is typically responsible for finding and negotiating job opportunities for their clients. They work on a commission basis and are usually focused on getting their clients the best possible deals for their work.

On the other hand, a manager may take on a more hands-on role in managing your career overall, including helping you develop your craft, finding auditions, and navigating the business side of the industry. Working with both a talent agent and a manager can provide a significant advantage in terms of expanding your network, developing your skills, and finding new opportunities.

The more people you have on your team, the more manpower you have to develop and connect you with opportunities to be seen. However, it's important to note that working with both a talent agent and a manager can also be more expensive, as you will have to pay commission to both.

It's important to do your research, network within the industry, and consider your personal needs and goals before making a decision on whether to work with a talent agent, a manager, or both.

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