Often times actors ask me about when they feel that they should "switch" agents or managers, most likely due to their lack of auditions. My response is always the same: if it's not working right now, MOVE ON! As I have written about in my blog before, meeting agents and managers is a lot like dating. You give it a shot together for a certain amount of time, and you see if your partnership is working. You both need to be on the same page. In this business, ANYONE can be a "manager", but you truly need to ask yourself if that person is actually going to be able to help further your career. All too often, they really can't do a whole lot for you until you're already somewhat "known" in the biz. YOU need to put in the time and effort that it takes to establish contacts and do your best to set up auditions.
I just want every actor (or musician for that matter) who has representation to know that it's never the "wrong" time to leave your reps and meet with someone else. It is ALL about money!! It really never has to do with how talented you are. Don't wait to move from an agent or manager who isn't helping you. Go work with someone who will want to put in the time and effort to help you. They DO exist out here in LA LA land, I promise you! Better yet, try being your OWN manager for a while! Honestly, if Taylor Swift can be her own manager, which she does, then so can you and I!! That's what I'm going to do for a while! (ALSO, it will save you money from paying an extra percentage of your earnings!)
PS- If the managers whom I just left are reading this, you are awesome and I wish you all the best with your other clients!! Thanks for the time we had together. :D