Here is a business that you can run from your home and does not require a lot of start-up capital. Running a talent agency can be very lucrative, depending on your location. If you organize it correctly, you may be able to operate it anywhere in the world. Read on to find out how you can start your own talent agency.
Running a talent agency is basically just a brokerage house for people of different artistic skills. You will most-likely specialize in a particular art (modeling, musicians, photographers, dancers, etc.) If you find a big enough niche, you can create a very specific business that will be hard to be taken over by competition.
You will need to recruit talent in your niche either in person or via a web site with an application process. The applicant will need to send non-returnable samples of their work that you will review to see if you would like to represent them.
You will need to have a professional contract written up by a lawyer that specializes in this field. You can get paid on different levels. You may charge a flat finder’s fee. You may charge a commission based on the returns that the person brings in, or you may get a percentage of their wages. This all needs to be negotiated up front.
Once you have a pool of available talent in your niche, it will be your job to contact various groups to see if they need anyone. You will also advertise in print and on-line for your particular niche. After you develop a reputation in your industry, you will have more than enough referral clients that you may not need to advertise as much.
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Question by Andrew C: Is this talent agency that contacted me the other day real or fake? ?
I don’t know what to think she told me on the phone I should look for a photographer to get free headshots but then in the e-mail she sent me she said it would be $ 20 a month for them to circulate my pictures around to major casting calls sounds fishy to me because I heard there should be no fee before you do any actual work for being an extra
here is the e-mail below:
Let me know once the activation steps are completed. Looking forward to working with you.
Now that I know that you are serious, I would love to help you get your foot in the door. Forward any other images you may have to my email address listed below. and I will keep you in mind for future projects.
I am happy to share this information (to receive castings to freelance) to help you get to the next level, and add some great credits on your resume. These are castings that one would never find posted online, this is a very different level. This service was designed to give serious talent access to major castings to freelance. I wanted to share this information to help you get started.
It was a pleasure speaking with you, and needless to say, we are very excited about the prospect of embarking on a professional relationship with you. Below, you will find that I have outlined the next immediate steps you need to take in order to have your Go-See G.I.F.T.S account activated.
As soon as this is accomplished, we may begin the process of distributing your photos to our catalogue of clients, as well as sending you current and available castings that you are free to pursue at your own choosing, and for which you can distribute your own photos. This is a team effort, so it is imperative that you complete these steps with in the next 48 hours, and please call me once you have done so. (We work on major castings that change each day..that is the reason for the time deadline)
The Activation Process:
You must first access our website, the URL of which is: www.goseegifts.com , then click the “Daily Castings” tab located along the top Main Menu; click the tab that reads: “View Sample & Subscribe” and immediately begin the registration process. The sooner you register and notify us of the completion of these final steps, the sooner we may begin sending you exclusive Daily Castings directly to your email inbox, which you may begin applying for at once. The fee for this service is only $ 19.95 per month. There is no contract, so if you wish you may cancel at anytime.
Use this link to access the subscribe page for Go-see Gifts Daily castings
Attention beginners professional photos are not required, but at the bare minimum, email us (1) clear snapshot (headshot), where your are featured alone in the photo. Also, be sure to provide a contact phone number and email address. Please note: if you wish to keep the original image or images on file that is fine.
We also need your photos on file so that we may begin submitting them on your behalf, for different castings free of charge. Please email the following: Actors (1) headshot and resume, Models (1) composite card and resume. You may email as many images as you like, we will keep what we feel are best for our submissions.
Hard Copy mail pictures to:
P.O. BOX 1134
OAKS PA, 19456
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Wanted (Morgan Freeman)
Brooklyn’s Finest (Ethan Hawke & Richard Gere)
Tanning Bed Ad (Location Mexico) $ 3500
Old Navy (Print)
Best Buy (Print $ 3,000)
The Manson Girls (Lindsay Lohan)
Heart Race Reality TV Host $ 195,000
Sunsilk $ 30,000 (commercial/print)
Ugly Betty (Episodic)
Mini Cooper Commercial $ 10,000
Garnier (Commercial) $ 15,000
Ford (Commercial) $ 3,700
Yahoo (Commercial) $ 5,000
Torrid (Catalog) $ 5,000
7 Pounds (Will Smith)
Spread (Ashton Kutcher)
Repossession Mambo (Jude Law & Forrest Whitticker)
Leaves of Grass (Edward Norton)
Notorious B.I.G feature film
What Just Happened (Starring Robert Dinero)
Color Purple (Broadway)
****JUST TO NAME A FEW*****
Send additional pictures to:email@example.com
Give me a call once the above activation step is completed, so we can confirm that your account is active in our system.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call. 610 584 2330
Go-See G.I.F.T.S (giving information for talent success)
Talent Services Department
Answer by justme
I’m curious how they connected with you. I would not get involved with any company that I couldn’t verify and get references from. I don’t think legitimate agencies ask for monthly fees so I think I would steer clear.
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An Internet search for the term resume writer returns a staggering 6 million listings. But can finding a truly talented resume writer really come down to search engine ranking or is that more SEO than resume expertise?
The challenge to job seekers becomes how to dig through all the noise resume mills, resume certification mills, unskilled writers, fake credentials, slick websites, and even those with limited language skills and find a truly skilled and talented resume writer who will make a big difference in the job search.
Career Directors International (CDI), a global association of resume writers and career coaches, receives hundreds of calls and emails from job seekers who found what appeared to be a qualified website for resume services and then experienced the horror of one of the following: dealing with someone with broken English skills, having no personalized contact with a resume writer for a questionnaire or conversation, receiving back a resume which was little more than a bad typing job, or worse, getting no resume for their investment despite repeated follow up.
A representative at CDI states, Its truly heartbreaking to speak to someone who has invested several hundred dollars and found themselves with little more than a badly-written fact sheet that resembles a resume from 20 years ago. Like every industry there are some people who see an opportunity to prey on those who are seeking help, but that is not the breadth of this industry industry. CDI represents dedicated and professional resume writers who are committed to being at the top of their game to help job seekers succeed.
In fact, a resume writer simply cannot win one of CDIs coveted TORI awards or earn one of their top resume writing designations, which include the Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Advanced Resume Writer, and Certified Resume Specialist without proving they are the best of the best today. Further, such designations are not maintained without continuing education. This is a dynamic, ever-changing industry, especially with how social search and the Internet have changed so much of how job search works today. If a resume writer does not continually improve their resume writing skills, then their value to the job seeker becomes obsolete.
Finding a gold-standard resume writer does not have to be a challenge or a heartbreak. CDI has members around the world who have gone through the rigorous process of proving their merit by attaining a CDI resume writing designation or award.
CDI has developed a list of key criteria that will help job seekers to select the best resume writer or career service provider to assist them. A few highlights include
Look for resume certifications that require continuing education to maintain.
Search CDIs member database by credential for a Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), or Certified Resume Specialist (CRS). These are the resume writers who have been held to the highest standards the resume industry has to offer, and who have proven themselves the best of the best.
Select a recipient of one of two coveted industry resume writing awards, both of which are offered exclusively by CDI.
These awards include The Worlds Best Resume Writer competition and the annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards, which is now in its 11th year. highest marks of talent in resume writing and job seeker marketing to be attained.
Review references and testimonials of the resume writer, lokoing for ones that stress actual outcomes of their clients and not just fluff.
Perform an Internet Search of the resume writer. Bottom line, if a job seeker wants to quickly assess what there is to know about any service provider in any industry, use a well-known browser like Yahoo or Google to search for them by name. Such a search will find articles, social networks, photos, complaints, blog posts, and more.
Again, these are just a few of the areas a job seeker can evaluate to ensure they are contracting with a highly qualified resume writer. For more topics like Guarantees, Product Samples, Industry Recognition, and Specialization, visit CDIs Job Seeker section.
About CDI: Career Directors International http://www.careerdirectors.com
CDI is a global professional association that is committed to ensuring that career and resume professionals can grow and thrive in a rich, vibrant, exciting, safe, and nurturing environment. CDI is focused on championing the industrys cause for credibility and visibility; fostering exceptional success in every generation of career and resume professionals; and cultivating the career superhero that exists within each one of us.