Acting : To Talent Agents/Managers: What Caused You to Permanently Stop Representation for a Talent? by Actress Cherylwonner

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To Talent Agents/Managers: What Caused You to Permanently Stop Representation for a Talent?

Talent Agents/Managers: Kindly post your comments and share detailed information as to what caused you to no longer want to represent a particular talent. This information will help other talent learn how not to cross their middle man.

Gautam Chaudhury

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Gautam Chaudhury

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Gautam Chaudhury

I am intersted to work as Talent manger.please contact me to join.

Marc Lee

The only time I don't like working with one of my Talents is when they don't listen, or have a know it all attitude..Yes, we all have to deal with some prima donna attitudes, but part of the reason it is called Show Business and not just Show, is because you need to understand the business side.....From the other standpoint, I can't stand agents who want to charge but don't promise any sort of deliverables......

Marc Lee

P.s. - If you don't want to be represented by Gautam, I will gladly add you to my roster....Hope you were in Winston at the National Black Theatre Festival as that is always a rich haven of directors and producers looking for new talent...

Vicky Edwards

Why I'm thinking of quitting representation to artists. First, we don't charge any artist until we successfully placed them in assignment. After the assignment, we charge £35.00 (one payment) for joining the agency. Such was the case, which eventuatually landed me court. Thank goodness, that Mr A was told before hand of which he claim he did not know. On other occassion, after finishing assignment, the desire of constantly asking for payment by artists put me off. Not all Production Department are aware of this, because I know a Production Company whom I have angered after 9 weeks without payment and I asked for payment. The Scenario doesn't stop there.

Vicky Edwards

Any suggestions please.

Christine Reed

I would drop an actor for repeatedly turning down auditions because they have to work. Agents don't get paid unless you book work and if you can't audition you won't book work so I am wasting my time. Don't sign with an agent if you do not have flexibility with your work schedule. No show/no call for an audition or filming is grounds for instant termination! I'm sure it's obvious why! Being rude on set is another reason you could be let go, the actor is a direct reflection on the agency. Finally, continuous calls asking if there are any auditions. I just don't have time for questions like that. Obviously I would contact an actor if they had an audition! This is considered 'high maintenance'!

Jeff Edelstein

Thank you for this comment. I suppose you could categorize me as a "light booker" at my agency. I get so neurotic over my intermittent dry spells that I start to wonder why they keep me around. But I'm low maintenance and I NEVER blow off an audition.So, at least now I know why I still have representation.

Christine Reed

You're welcome Jeff...good luck with your acting career :)

Theo Nortey

Still need to be represented.

Stephen James

My most uncomfortable and distressing case of releasing a talent from my Agency's books was for dishonesty when that talent broke a trust in a business deal not associated with the agency itself. When someone you have admired and respected for years promises a payment and then fails to keep their word, they have lost their integrity and any respect they might have commanded. As someone once said to me: "Integrity is like virginity: you only lose it once and you can never get it back".

Stephen James

Incidentally, no Agency should charge ANYTHING for taking a talent onto their books. At NOVA:The New Orleans Voice Agency, we represent talent on a non-exclusive basis and take commission only for work which we have generated and/or handled on talent behalf.

Adam Lieblein

Here's a blog I recently posted, that shares some insight on this subject. http://blog.castingnetworks.com/3945

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