CHAPTER 49

Agents and Artist Representives

Are agents or artist representatives necessary? Yes and no. Part of the answer depends on the city where you live and work. Another part of the answer is how well you’re able to market yourself to new productions. Some artists don’t want to worry about looking for work and prefer to let a representative handle that for them.

Los Angeles is basically the only city in the United States, and London in the United Kingdom, that has agents specifically for storyboard artists—because they are two of the few cities with enough production being developed that agents are able to place enough clients to make a living.

So if you don’t live in Los Angeles or London, agents generally won’t do you much good. A few ...

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