The director and his family

Directors working professionally typically have talent agents who represent them in business situations. These agents submit directors for jobs, negotiate their contracts and pay and help them manage their reputation in the industry. While you can find jobs without an agent, securing one may grant you access to more opportunities and help your chances of securing high-profile directing jobs. Agents might express an interest in representing you if they see work samples that impress them, so consider sharing short films, web videos and student films on social media, on video hosting websites and in competitions and film festivals.