Friday, June 26, 2009

How do I get a manager?

A manager is a bit more of a personal contact type situation than an agent in that there is no managers union whereas agents are regulated by SAG.

The best way to get a manager is to ask a friend to bring in your head shot to their manager and recommend you to them for representation.

If you don't have a friend with a manager you can get crafty and go on the net and search out those actors you really admire and then find out who reps them and mail several times to those managers. You can also open up any of the industry publications and seek out someone who has published anything in one of those for their clients.

Rule number one is simple: NEVER seek representation from anyone who wants money from you up front for services, even if they tell you it is only to provide expenses for photos or some other nonsense.

Artist's are easy prey for unsavory charlatans who would rather vampire than actually produce anything themselves, mainly because you, in the main, are trusting individuals who keep putting your hearts on your sleeves for the benefit of the world. So, pay attention and of it seems off it likely is!

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