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?"
Here are the top 5 posts over the last year since this blog has been around. It’s been a great year, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me as we discuss Entertainment, Film, Business, and Life! Ohio Film Incentives-Facts & Figures So what is this film tax incentive that has Columbus and the rest […]Read more "Best of The Brian Bowers Project!"
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!"
“Hey, I want you to introduce you to my friend Brian. You’ll really like him. He used to hang out with us back in college. And he’s an actor!” “An actor, huh?” (Snicker and sneer). “So what’s your REAL job?” Does this conversation sound familiar? I’ve been through it myself many times throughout the years. […]Read more "Acting is not a business! (and other tall tales)"
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 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"