What can be expected from your agent
23 Mar 18
By Richard Laidlaw
What does an agent do for the actor?
- Field all offers of work for an actor.
- Submit the actor for auditions often providing headshots, CV’s, bio’s, showreel links and discussing the actor and their ability with the client or casting director.
- Book the actor for auditions starting a document trail should the actor win the job.
- An agent will follow up on submissions or on potential jobs they have put actors forward for or chase clients to obtain an audition for their actors.
- Negotiate higher fees although most jobs these days work ant minimum award. This also involves making sure audition, travel and wardrobe fees are paid, and reimbursement for hairdressing should a role require an actor to completely change their hair. To ensure overtime, royalties and additional usage is documented and paid to the actor.
- The things you cannot expect from your agent.
- Be your accountant
- Be your life coach or personal advisor.
- Be your secretary
- Be your stylist creating your image.
- Be a shoulder to cry on
- Be your PR consultant doing your networking for you.