Q: What’s the difference between an agent and a manager?

A: Here’s the basic breakdown:


  •  Helps to cultivate a career. Does not just book a job.
  • Generally has fewer clients than an agent.
  • Gives more individual attention.
  • While working with a manager, you can freelance with several agents, thereby having access to more auditions.
  • Managers generally take a 15% commission off the top.



  •  Agents are state licensed employment agencies.
  • By law, agents cannot take more than a 10% commission. If you only have an agent, you only pay this one commission.
  • Can have a small or large number of clients.