Managers are not suppose to actively submit you for work??? Really??? Then what does the role of a manager intel? What does the role of an agent intel? Managers play an active role in developing you as an artist and guiding your career in the direction you want it to go into. Agents are responsible for submitting you for castings. Agents also must be liscensed in the state of their practice, especially in New York and California.
Entertainment Attorney Eldonie Mason gives a detailed breakdown distinguishing the differences between the two in the latest episode of #ActorsLife Season 2. Catch the full interview at the link below. SAG/AFTRA also establishes the differences between managers and agents on their site. You can also get a listing of talent managers and agents who are franchised with the organization. Also, be sure to check with your local Department of Consumer Affairs to confirm whether or not a prospective agent is licensed or not. Talent Representation can either make or break your career, so be sure to do your research.