Talent Agents and Scouts

An agent is a salesperson who sells artistic or athletic talent. Talent agents act as representatives for actors, directors, writers, models, athletes, and other people who work in the arts, advertising, sports, and fashion. Agents promote their clients' talent and manage their legal contractual business. Talent scouts work for production companies, sports teams, or music producers and recruit talented people to perform in movies, television shows, or theatrical productions. (This article focuses primarily on agents and scouts in film, television, and theater. For agents and scouts who represent athletes, see "Sports Agents" and "Sports Scouts.")


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Theater/Dance
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required