Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Film Acting Notes 02



PERSONAL MANAGERS many times ARE BETTER THAN AGENTS


PERSONAL MANAGERS many times ARE BETTER THAN AGENTS

You’re an actor. You’re told you need an agent…a Talent Agent. And more important a talent agent who is a SAG franchise member. Talent agents, if they get you work, usually are limited to only take a 10% commission.

Well you’ve been trying and trying to get the talent agent. The talent agent who knows who’s casting, where the “cattle calls” are and what to do if you get a “callback”, what to charge, who is real and how to collect.

You’ve contacted the local office of SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) and received a list of SAG licensed agents in your area. You’ve sent the photo. You’ve made your demo reel. You’ve sent another photo…and you still can’t get an agent to call you back.

Here’s a piece of information that might be helpful.

Don’t look first for a Talent Agent.

Look FIRST for a Talent Manager.

 
 
Agents, sometimes by law, are limited to only charge 10%. Managers, however, aren’t under these restrictions and can charge more….usually 15%. Maybe, allowing someone to collect 15%, who has proper contacts, might get you the proper agent, who will also charge 10%, and now you start going on “cattle calls” and casting calls.

Yes, I know this pencils to 25%. But, remember, right now, with no “true” agent you are only paying 10% but 10% of “no jobs” and “no money” is $0 and 25% of something is almost always better than 10% of nothing.

Just a thought….Maybe, you should get a MANAGER and an AGENT?

Want some names? OK. I’ll just start with the letter “A” and give you a list of 5 managers in Los Angeles.

1) A MANAGEMENT
12001 Ventura place, #340
Studio City, CA 91604
(818-232-8580)
ATTN: Abe Hoch, Charlton Blackburne & Dunja Vitolic

2) ABC MANAGEMENT GROUP
11271 Ventura Blvd, #510
Studio City, CA 91604
(323-972-4176)
ATTN: David Van Maren, Carol Lukens, Mikie Magnussen

3) ACCELERATE ENTERTAINMENT
8484 Wilshire Blvd, #220
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323-370-6266)
ATTN: Bettina Viviano or James Fink

4) A.C.T. MANAGEMENT
11684 Ventura Blvd, #441
Studio City, CA 971604
(818-752-4664)
ATTN: Michelle Kirkhoff, Carol Convey & Lenny Moore

5) A.D.S. MANAGEMENT
269 S Beverly Dr, #441
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310-909-3036)
ATTN: Andrew Stawiarski

There are at least 100 established actor’s management offices in LA…start with the above 5.

Always remember. NO ONE LOOKS LIKE YOU. You are original. Now, Dial & Smile.

Once again: Actors, if you do not have an agent that is really getting you day-in and day-out casting calls (aka: cattle-calls) then maybe you need a Manager who will get you the real Agent and then oversee the Agent.

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