Friday, March 5, 2021

Thinking about a career as a talent rep? Signing talent isn't the first priority ...


I am often
asked by actors about how about to find an agent or a manager to represent them ... 

Recently, however, I was asked by several soon-to-graduate college seniors about the journey to opening your own talent agency or talent management firm. It was an interesting conversation that reminded me that, while many things have indeed changed in the last nearly four decades since I launched my own talent management firm, one thing has remained a constant: Signing talent is not the first task at hand.

My latest Backstage column, which is out today ... address the hoops to be jumped through for that brave entrepreneur (or group of entrepreneurs) who want to set out on their own as a talent agent or talent manager owning and running their own firm in the new business of acting.

It also explains why those of us who embark on that journey turn gray so young ... :)

Stay safe, keep positive ...

BL


Friday, January 22, 2021

Repping actors, artists and content creators is a business of acting career path option many are considering ...

Ever considered a career as a talent manager? Maybe thinking about that now? The pandemic and the resulting shift in the business of acting landscaping has many, particularly young people, considering career options in the industry other acting. 

My friends at Backstage asked me to focus my next column on what pursuing a career as a talent manager is like – and what it takes to score great clients, build a great reputation and earn a living. And even it's an acting career you remain intent on pursuing, I hope this article might give you a bit of perspective on what to expect from you representative, whether agent or manager. The more you as an actor know about what it is we do -- and how and why we do it -- the better client you become and the better team we make together

That new column is out today ...

All best, keep safe, stay positive ...

BL