Other jobs ideas for a talent agent?
February 15, 2007 3:37 PM Subscribe
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated..What type of jobs would I be qualified for? For the last 8 years I've worked as a talent agent (representing actors, models, voiceover talent for commercial projects) and seek a job/career move into a different area/field. Side note: My prior experience is in the music business (primarily as a lyricist/songwriter/musician).
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Although I plan to go back to college to finish a under grad (Psychology) and then seek a Masters (Clinical Social Work), I'm really trying to move into a work situation that my experience in the entertainment business can transfer over to. Being that I presently do not have a college degree, I've felt my job options have been rather limited. I also have a wife (who works) and a 2 yr old child.
As a talent agent I work as a liaison between an actor/talent and a client (Casting director, ad agency, production company, end client)
Negotiate rates for broadcast and non broadcast jobs (ex. TV/Radio Commercials corporate videos, etc.)
Interview prospective talent to decide whether they rae marketable
Direct and record TV and Voiceover auditions
What I enjoyed the most about this type of work was educating the talent in terms of what areas they needed to improve, thus helping those I felt had/have an ability to be relatively sucessful in their careers. I'm planning on teaching some classes in the acting business as well, but that wouldn't be steady. Given that information, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas..
Thanks so much in advance