How long is waitlist at WMA or CAA?
December 1, 2007 5:33 PM Subscribe
How long is the wait list to start working at William Morris or CAA?
posted by dannon205 to work & money (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm extremely interested in getting a job at a talent agency that represents musicians/bands. William Morris is my first choice since I think their artist roster is where the future of music will be. I have a gen'l idea about CAA's roster, but not much since it's not public.
Anyway, I want to time my start date as best as possible. I need to save up money to compensate for the meager salary. I figure that I can have enough saved up by June 1st. The second issue is that under my current contract, I have to give my employer 30 days notice.
So does anyone know how long it takes for WMA and/or CAA to call someone back in for an interview? How long from the first interview until you start work?
Lastly, how good are the job prospects for someone like me... I'm 24 and a lawyer. I don't have any direct experience in the industry, but I took several entertainment law classes while in law school. I also read billboard.biz and .com everyday, variety.com, and deadlinehollywooddaily.com about once a week. I'm extremely passionate about music and truly believe that I'll be the next David Geffen. I know what's going to be hot months before it happens. I would also say that I'm pretty good in social settings. However, I don't know anyone in the industry that can call up an agent to get me an interview. So what are the odds that w/ all the resumes and cover letters that they get at the LA office, they'll call me back?