Do Actors Need a Talent Manager? Contribute Your Voice on the Backstage Forums

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You already know Backstage is the go-to for any and all information pertaining to your craft. But now, you have the chance to get in on the action with the Backstage Community Forum. Here, you can engage with others in your industry, as well as teachers, experts, and, yep, even agents and casting directors. Below are some of this week’s most interesting new topics; drop a reply or post a new thread. Either way, fire up that keyboard and get involved right here!

Is a manager necessary?
Just wondering for all the actor folk out there, if you have a theatrical and commercial agent, is getting a manager necessary? Have managers been more or less beneficial for the ones who have them compared to their agents?” —BuffetDestroyer

Emails for acting agencies in Los Angeles?
Hey! I’m looking to email some acting agencies. Does anyone have any addresses available?” —JordanBouvia

Representation?
I’m 16 and in the middle of my performing arts course. I have experience in entertainment as I currently have a job as a part time kids entertainer. Is there any way I can get acting work now or do I wait until I’ve gotten professional training? Would I be able to find an agent willing to represent me?” —happyactorgirl

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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