Acting agents and modeling agents are an important part of the entertainment industry. They are the go-to guys and represent all kinds of actors, performers, and models. Once an agent represents you, you are his or her "client."
Acting agents and modeling agents get information about acting and modeling auditions, submit acting headshots and acting resume, modeling portfolios and comp cards, or a performer's information for acting roles or modeling jobs, and negotiate the actor's or model's payments and contracts with casting directors, production companies, or ad agents, their client working for. In return, acting agents take a 10%-20% commission from your acting jobs or modeling jobs.
Many agents, casting directors, production companies, and ad agents work together, so working with the right acting agent or modeling agent can mean you are more likely to get more acting auditions. They have long-standing contracts with production companies to supply actors, models, or other performing artists for shows. Agents often get information on new casting opportunities, acting roles, or modeling auditions directly form the casting staff or production companies.
Acting agents and modeling agents can also help you explore other areas of the entertainment industry and help you gain all types of experience to give you practice and add content to your acting resume or modeling portfolio.
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