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A CONSULTANT is a professional who provides advice in a particular area of expertise such as management, entertainment, etc. A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. A consultant usually works for a consultancy firm or is self-employed, and engages with multiple and changing clients. Thus, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired. A talent agent is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers and other people in various entertainment businesses. Agents make their money by taking a percentage of the money that their client is paid.
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What is a talent manager?
A TALENT MANAGER, also known as an ARTIST MANAGER is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs of an artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.
What does a talent manager do?
The roles and responsibilities of a talent manager vary slightly from industry to industry, as do the commissions to which the manager is entitled. A Talent Manager works closely with their clients in every detail of their career. A Talent Manager helps you with the type of photos you need. Who are the best acting coaches to train you? How to dress? How to speak? How to handle yourself at an audition? How to style your hair? What style of clothing you should have to fit your image or character? How to handle yourself in the company of executives in the business? How to handle inappropriate advances?
A manager can also help artists find an agent, or help them decide when to leave their current agent and identify who to select as a new agent. Talent agents have the authority to make deals for their clients while managers usually can only informally establish connections with producers and studios but do not have the ability to negotiate contracts. Talent managers also act as a liaison to agents, publicists, business managers, attorneys and all others. As an important member of the team, the Talent Manager functions as facilitator and coordinator of the efforts and activities of the talent's entire team.
Of all the professionals in the entertainment industry, the Talent Manager is the primary one to find and develop new talent.
What's the difference between an agent and a personal manager?
A TALENT AGENT is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers and other people in various entertainment businesses. Agents sell the image. The agent markets talent to casting directors, producers, and directors. The Talent Manager creates the image and solicits to the seller. Agents look for the complete package. This is what the Talent Manager delivers to the agent. The Talent Manager molds, develops, guides, encourages and makes sure the talent and image are ready when the agent calls with an interview. Agents make their money by taking a percentage of the money that their client is paid. Agents generally do not accept unsolicited submissions from talent. Actors at times must be submitted by talent managers, casting directors, etc.
How much do I have to pay a talent manager?
Talent managers do not accept up-front money. Talent managers charge fifteen (15%) percent of an artist's gross income for actors and twenty (20%) for musicians. Talent managers are generally compensated on a commission basis, with the exception of expenses such as promotional cost, traveling expenses and other reasonable expense arising from the performance by the Talent Manager for the artist’s career. If the talent manager advances monies to the artist in the development of his/her career the artist is responsible for the manager’s reimbursement.
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