If the answer to this question is yes, then I have some tips over the next couple of weeks for you.
At the risk of repeating myself, which I am pretty sure I do on a regular basis, do your research. I am stunned at how often people want recommendations, but when I ask the actor about agencies, they can only list three or four.
Use everything at your disposal to be informed. In fact, have a list of questions with you at all times, and every time you are with actors, then ask about their agencies. What is on the list of questions? These are a few possibilities:
1. How long have you been with your agent?
2. What is the best part of working with your agent?
3. Is your agent responsive when you reach out?
4. Are you getting regular auditions from them?
5. Have you booked projects with them?
6. Are they covering you in all areas, commercially, TV/Film and modeling?
I can go on, but you get the idea. Ultimately, you decide what is important and what you want to know. Do that with every actor you meet, and you will start to gather a lot of very useful information.
Next, go to the website for the agency. How easy is it to navigate? More importantly, can you see who they represent? Look at their client roster. Do you see many clients who are like you, either in looks, experience, age, etc?
Because ultimately, you are looking for an agent who is looking for a YOU.
To be continued...