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5 Ways to Be Your Own Agent

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Acting 11th May 2017 backstage


If you’re an actor without an agent, you may think you’re supposed to put all of your time and energy into finding the perfect rep who will make your career dreams come true.

The truth is, without professional experience and a list of connections, it can be nearly impossible to get an agent right out of the gate. There are exceptions, of course: If you’re a very specific or unusual type, or you’re a child actor, you might get signed without a proven track record. But if you’re not, chances are high that an agent won’t be interested until you have some solid credits.

So instead of putting all your focus on securing an agent, learn how to book your own work. Once you gain professional experience and build relationships with some industry decision-makers, you’ll be much more desirable to agencies looking to grow their roster!

Here are five steps to take control of your career and become your own agent:

1. Frequent open calls and self-submissions.
Go to open calls and submit your online profile to everything you’re right for. Keep track of the casting directors you meet and any feedback you might receive.

Read the full article at backstage

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