September 23, 2021

Actors

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Agent vs Manager vs Casting Director- What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a talent agent, a manager and a casting director? These roles in the life of an actor have some similarities and many people get them confused.

In this video, I will walk you through what an agent does differently from a manager and a casting director and show you how each type of person can benefit the actor.

CHAPTERS:
00:00 Intro
00:48 What an agent does
01:50 Types of agents
02:51 How an agent finds you work
03:30 How agents are paid
04:15 How agents gate-keep
05:48 What a manager does
07:48 How managers are paid
08:01 When you need a manager
08:46 Casting Directors and how they get paid
09:21 What a casting director does
09:50 How Casting Directors gate-keep
10:44 Developing Relationships with Casting
11:40 Wrap-up
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