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Entertainment agent

Entertainment agents promote careers in the entertainment industry and manage performers' and other professionals' business affairs.

Potential salary

£15,000 to £100,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

39 to 41 a week

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • persistence and determination
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • arranging auditions and bookings for clients
  • negotiating contracts and fees
  • organising tours and booking venues
  • advising clients, like advising actors which roles to audition for
  • arranging publicity and promotion
  • winning clients and scouting for new talent
  • handling media enquiries, fan mail and requests for personal appearances
  • dealing with travel arrangements and work permits

You could work in an office.

You could work for an agency or artist management company, be self-employed or set up your own agency.

Your progression will depend on building a strong reputation, and attracting top performers onto your books.

You can find more details about working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.

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