Whether you're looking to become a talent manager or you're an actor wanting to know how a talent manager can help your career (and how to make the most of them), you've come to the right place.
In this article we'll dive deep on talent managers and how they manage the actors they represent.
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At a certain point in your acting career, you're going to realize that it's not feasible to do everything yourself. There's just too many things to do! Submitting yourself, networking, memorizing lines, performing on set, attending auditions and classes... the list goes on and on.
Most actors eventually realize that they either need an agent or a manager to take on some of the responsibilities so they can spend more time doing what they do best: acting.
In this article, we'll start by explaining the differences between talent managers and agents, and then we'll dive deep on talent managers specifically and what they do in the process of managing actors.
Martin Bentsen (author of this guide) is an actor marketing coach who uses “outside the industry” thinking to help actors book more work. He’s helped over 6,000 actors with their careers and actor headshots since 2009 and his photography studio City Headshots is ranked #1 on Yelp. He’s spoken at NYU, The New England Theater Conference, The Actor’s Green Room, and other venues.
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Some Additional Q&A
What are Managers of Actors Called?
Managers of actors are called Talent Managers!
Do Actors Have Management Teams?
Most actors only have one manager, but if they run a production company they might have a team of a few managers, agents, publicists, and more.
How Much Do Acting Managers Cost?
When it comes to managing actors, most talent managers either work on commission at around 15-20%, or they are salaried at $70-120k per year.
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