So what is this film tax incentive that has Columbus and the rest of Ohio in a tizzy? Do you understand what the tax incentives entail, and what this would mean to the local and state economies? Tax incentives have been in place for the film industry in many states for over a decade. Film […]Read more "Ohio Film Incentives-Facts & Figures"
Below is an interesting piece written by mastermind marketer Seth Godin. Is the internet killing the business of agenting? In a day and age where you can get advice as easily as typing something into Google, is there really a need for a middleman? That depends on what value you’re getting from your agent. This […]Read more "The death of the talent agent (Part 1 in a series)"
I don’t write a lot about music on this blog, mainly because I’ve never actually worked in the music industry. I’d like to add some more posts about the music industry though, because it’s part of the entertainment business and much of what is happening in the music end is echoed in the film end, […]Read more "Genre-Crossing Music"
Having a current headshot and resume is a very important tool for any actor. In the three years I worked as an agent, I was shocked a how many actors were not aware of this. It was very common for clients to pass on a very talent actor or actress in favor of someone who […]Read more "Free Advice on Resumes & Headshots for Actors"
About a month ago I had a contest offering free headshots to one lucky person. To enter was very simple; each contestant had to send me a copy of their current headshot OR explain to me why they do NOT have a headshot, and then everyone had to answer a couple of questions about what […]Read more "Winner of the Free Headshots–Kim Woodworth!"
I used to deal with a lot with all sorts of releases and contracts in my work as an agent. Just a note to anyone who produces, as well as a warning to all models and actors who come in contact with releases–Be very careful of what you sign! There are many times when I […]Read more "Talent Release forms"
I’m currently working on getting a new look for this blog. I’ve armed myself with my new Macbook and a slew of software to try out to find something cooler and more functional. New things will include some more interactive media (podcasts, video, photos, etc.) as well as a new feel to the site in […]Read more "A New Look!"
“Well, um…see it’s about hand fishing, but it’s kind of also about these two guys…” It was clear the man was getting nervous as he stammered his explanation to me. I listened politely for the following two minutes as the older gentleman finished his epic narrative, before excusing myself and moving on to the next […]Read more "Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch"