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Should I get a talent agent or manager first?

Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors

When it comes to whether you should get a talent agent or manager first, the answer is that it's hard to get either one. It's important to take all meetings and decide on a case-by-case basis. Both agents and managers can help you advance your career as an actor, but their roles and responsibilities differ slightly.

A talent agent is typically responsible for finding and negotiating job opportunities for their clients, while 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. That being said, it's important to note that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the responsibilities of agents and managers, as every individual's experience will be different.

Ultimately, whether you should seek out a talent agent or manager first will depend on your specific needs and goals. For aspiring actors just getting started, a manager may be more hands-on in helping you develop your skills and find opportunities. However, as you gain experience and start booking more jobs, you may find that working with a talent agent is more beneficial for negotiating contracts and securing higher-paying gigs.

In either case, it's important to do your research, network, and take meetings with as many industry professionals as possible to determine who will be the best fit for you and your career.

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