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6 Ways To Build Your Relationship With Your Agent

Here is my most recent article in BACKSTAGE.com Magazine!

Talent agents drop clients all the time. If you’re signed to a talent agency at some point you might receive an email like this:

Dear actor — Unfortunately, we are having to let go of models and talent that are not being requested by clients, going out but not booking, or not actively involved and/or updating their marketing materials/stats. You fall under one of these categories.

Don’t let this happen to you. Obviously, you need to book the jobs your agents sends you on or at the very least, get callbacks. But it’s also important to build a personal relationship with your agent so that when drop season comes along, it’s harder for them to drop you if they like and care about you, and have a vested interest in your career.

Here are six ways you can build a more personal relationship with your agent so you’re the kind of client he or she doesn’t want to drop.

1. Update your agent every time you book something on your own…

Submitting and Pitching Actors to Casting Directors

 If an agent is interested in an actor do they always sign a contract? 

Sometimes yes sometimes no. Agents are really not so busy with contracts a lot these days. If the agent gets you an audition the production company is going to pay the agent's commission directly to the agency whether you have a contract with them or not. Go ahead and sign a contract if your agent gives it to you. But if they don't give you a contract it doesn't mean they're not working for you. Keep reading...

Whenever an Actor adds a representative to their actors access profile it is automatically added to that representative's roster. Nothing needs to be approved of or accepted.

Once the two profiles are linked between the agent and the actor the agent is able to submit you.
Every day the Agent is going to go through the Breakdowns and look at each and every single role, one by one. When the agent clicks on the role a new screen will come up asking for them to sort their clients …

Wendy What Does a Talent Manager Do?

Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager and the president of WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, and more. They have booked TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “My Haunted House,” "Nightshift," "Walk The Prank," and “Henry Danger,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Prior to being a manager and a talent agent at Burn Down Entertainment, Wright assisted many high profile managers, agents, and publicists. For 20 years she was a recording artist, actor, and music producer, and is now the author of five books called, “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.” Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina For…