Getting an agent

  1. How long have they been representing actors? A new agency won’t necessarily be registered on PMA or indeed linked to Spotlight. Also, their digital presence won’t be fully emerged in terms of following or past examples of their portfolio.
  2. Do you specialise in any sector? (this is important if you are wanting to niche in stage, screen, commercials or voiceover work).
  3. Will they let you have a separate agent for commercial and voiceover work? This was important to me as I want to pursue these areas in addition to stage and tv work. They are generally more lucrative and portable as a career portfolio if not living in London.
  4. What are your connections to the industry outside of being an agent? (It helps if they are also in casting or have their own production company, for example).
  5. What projects are they currently working on? Any previous projects that they would have submitted you for? (the agent I signed with had an amazing French production that they had recently cast in Paris and I would have been a good match with my language skills).

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Northern working-class actor based in London. Follow my acting journey from the beginning to the present day with all the ups and downs.

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Northern working-class actor based in London. Follow my acting journey from the beginning to the present day with all the ups and downs.

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