Has it been a while since your last audition? Wonder if your agent is still alive? Getting worried that your agent may be getting ready to give you the boot? It would make sense-if you’re not being called in for auditions, then you’re not making money for either you or your agent. If you’re not […]Read more "Why your agency may not give you the axe (aka: the numbers game)"
When I worked as an agent and spoke with people who had never worked with one, it became quite clear that most people have no idea what an agent does or why they should have one. The Dictionary.com definition of a talent agent is simply, “one who represents performers.” This is pretty vague and doesn’t […]Read more "The Talent Agent: What is your job, anyway?"
So you did it! You finally got an agent! Someone who believes in your work. Someone who has the connections to get you more and better work, and someone who has the business sense to get you the best deal and most money for gigs. Congrats! Then your biggest fears start to come true. Your […]Read more "How to (legally) get out of your talent agency contract"
Times are tough right now for every industry-but especially advertising. With marketing budgets being slashed for small businesses and national corporations alike, companies are spending less money on placing ads, which in turn means less commercials and print ads. Because these are the bread and butter of most regional talent agencies, many are being forced […]Read more "Seven signs that your talent agency is about to shut down!"
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)"