What does a Celebrity Agent do? Do we need them anymore, that's the Question!

Is this your chosen career path? We take a look at the agent's key role and how important they are…

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When dealing with celebrities, more often than not, you won’t be working directly with them (well not at first) you will probably start by working with one of their representatives…

It could be just one person who manages all of the celebrity’s business, or it could be a team of individuals taking care of the day to day activities

So when making a pitch to the agent, it’s really important to understand not only the celebrity and their brand, but the roles of the people working for them.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the celebrity agent. By understanding their specific roles and responsibilities, you’ll be able to tailor your message to them…

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Quite simply, an agent is responsible for finding work for their clients. Whether that’s film or TV roles, live gigs or, endorsement deals, whatever their client’s speciality, agents work tirelessly to make sure they continue to find work for their celebrity client(s).

Agents are also responsible for the business end of any jobs their clients get; specifically, negotiating of the contract/agreement.

There are many types of agents, and some celebrities have different agents depending on the industry; for example, an actor/musician will have one agent for his/her film and TV career and another for his/her music career.

Even if a celebrity doesn’t have multiple agents, their agent usually has to get approval for any deals from the celebrity’s manager. So just bear this in mind for any deal you are looking to pitch…

So while an agent’s role is ultimately to keep their clients in business and making money, you do have to keep everyone else on the celebrity’s team in mind when making your pitch to an agent and management.

But that said, if the opportunity is a good fit for a celebrity, as a business owner offering a celebrity endorsement deal, you actually have a good chance of getting a “Yes”

Why? Because at the end of the day, what’s most important to the agent is that their client continues to make money from great work opportunites…

Like any job or career path, you have to do your due diligence so you have a better understanding of the area you are going for….

By Pete Moore — Seamless Entertainment

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Peter Moore

Peter Moore

Peter has lived New York, Los Angeles and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realize their vision.

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