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    How to Get an Acting Agent

    Getting an acting agent can help you kickstart your career. Learn what an agent does, how you can get an agent, and to where to find an agent, plus further reading from Backstage's own experts.

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    6 Ways to Find the Best Agent for You

    Commercial auditions expert Carolyne Barry shares her best six tips for how to research agents and land the best one possible for you!

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    Call Sheet: The Entertainment Industry Resource Directory

    Call Sheet features details about thousands of top casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, film festivals, open mikes, and more.

    Search the Call Sheet database to find the latest information about premier entertainment-industry companies and film, TV, and theater productions across the U.S.

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    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.

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    Can You Get an Agent With an Acting Class?

    Acting classes can be for more than just acquiring new skills, and Backstage Expert Anthony Meindl explains how they can actually help you land an agent!

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    How to Get an Acting Agent in Los Angeles

    Are you a Los Angeles-based actor looking for an acting agent? We spoke with Avant Artists and Mitchell & Presley Talent Group about what want in their clients.

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    Is Your Agent Skilled at Delivering Bad News?

    Bad news is like death and taxes—inevitable. But that doesn't mean that hearing it will be terrible; if you have an agent like Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann, bad news can sometimes be a learning experience.

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    Are You in Danger of Being Dropped by Your Agent?

    Finding an agent can be one of the most difficult but helpful aspects of pursuing acting as a career. But just as in a relationship, sometimes one or both parties can find that enough is enough. We asked Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann to break down the reasons an ...

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    Are You Guilty of These Self-Tape Mistakes?

    Putting yourself on tape to audition for a role is a miracle of technology that allows actors outside of the major markets the opportunity to be seen for big roles. But are you making common mistakes that knock you out of the running immediately? Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann ...