Agents in theatre represent Actors, Television Presenters, Authors, Scriptwriters, Directors, Producers, Musicians, Voice-over Artists, Singers, Models and other professionals in the entertainment industry. Agents act as the middle person between the individual with the talent and the potential employer to get them work.
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There are no specific qualifications needed to become an Agent within the theatre industry. However, it may help if you have some form of qualification in one of the following areas:
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You can work towards the role of an Agent through applying for positions directly and if you were previously a Performer you can use this experience to your advantage. Most people get their foot in the door via an internship and then working as an Agents Assistant. Your progression is dependent on building a strong reputation, and attracting top clients for your books. Some Agents then go on to work freelance or create their own agency once they’re established. Read our blog ‘How to become a freelancer in theatre’ for some helpful tips.
Agents earn a basic salary that can range from £15,000 to £35,000 per year depending on experience. They also take commission on any work they get their client, (this is usually 10% of what their client is paid) however they will only get a part of this 10% and the rest goes to the agency they work for. If an Agent is freelance they can take the whole 10% commission.
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Published: 27 August 2019