Do This Before Trying to Get an Agent Q: How long should I wait before getting an agent? —Iesha W., Arizona The truth is, there are no hard and fast rules on how long you should wait before seeking representation. If you’re brand-new, with no professional experience, but have a very specific look or type, you just might luck out, get awesome reps immediately, and book a lead in a blockbuster right out of the gate. While that could happen, it probably won’t. I’m not going to sugarcoat this for you: Why would an agent agree to rep an actor who has zero professional experience? They have plenty of proven actors on their roster who are known in the industry and already book work. Click here to read my advice on Backstage.com!Originally published on Backstage.com Attachment Posted on May 30, 2017 by Amy Russ filed under Tips + Tricks Ask An Expert Backstage Articles Actor and web designer Amy Russ helps actors showcase their cast-ability, personality, and professionalism with simple, effective, and affordable websites. Grab her free Rock Your Website Success Tips here.