L.A. agents

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  • Advice

    Are You a Large Fish in a Small Pond?

    Understanding what you want out of your representation and the risks you’re willing to take can help determine what type of agency you’d like to represent you, says Secret Agent Man.

  • Advice

    The Top Requirement For a Great Audition Coach

    Some actors believe it’s wise to use his or her acting teacher for audition preparation. Our resident Secret Agent Man lists 10 reasons why it’s not always a good move.

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    The Day-to-Day of an L.A. Agent

    People often ask Secret Agent Man what he “does all day.” He’s obliged Backstage readers and provided a breakdown of his daily tasks. Maybe you can learn a thing or two!

  • Advice

    The Pros and Cons of the Powerhouse Agency

    Finding the right kind of representation is essential to a flourishing career. Secret Agent Man discusses the big differences between big-name agencies and boutique agencies, and how each will influence your career.

  • How to Get Your Child Actor an Agent

    CESD talent agent Kerri Krilla and Anh Sobo, mother to Ripley Sobo, child star of “Matilda the Musical” and “Steve Jobs,” talk about how to land an agent, what to look for in your son or daughter’s representation, and what parents should expect.

  • Advice

    1 Trick for Good Agent Communication

    In the age of the internet, it’s easy to stick to our email accounts, but Secret Agent Man reminds actors why other forms of communication are just as essential to building great relationships.

  • Advice

    How to Find an Acting Agent on Backstage

    Did you know Backstage’s handiness goes beyond the casting call? We break down how you can use our Call Sheet to get representation from a talent agency.

  • Advice

    Breaking Down the Actor’s Odds

    Secret Agent Man brings 10 years of experience to the table when sizing up an actor’s odds of “making it” in Tinseltown. He asks, “How can you beat the odds if you don’t understand them?”

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    6 Easily Avoidable Résumé Mistakes

    Secret Agent Man has seen his fair share of terrible résumés. He shares his insight on the basic mistakes he often sees, why they’re mistakes, and how you can avoid them.

  • Advice

    The 5 Best Acting Agencies for Kids

    Choosing an agent for your child is a personal experience, but understanding the agency they come from is strictly business. Here are five agencies who are doing big things in the realm of child representation.