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Am looking for a talent agent?

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Am looking for a talent agent?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
With any request to find that right person to represent you in any type of professional business dealings, it is a good idea to look at organizations that are professional in nature.

I have gone ahead and researched the professional organizations in this field to look at to find that right person to work with you. There are many types of talent agents who deal with various types of acts so using the membership listings from these organizations will help you narrow down the right one for you to work with.

1. Association of Talent Agents. Since 1937 representing the industry with list of members as well as contacts:

Membership list with contact info:

2. National Association of Talent Representatives (NATR):

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Also i know i asked the question but what exactly is a talent agent and how much does it cost?


Is a talent agent only for famous people?


I have a related question do you have a list of Japanese model agents and their contact details?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
A talent agent is someone who finds jobs for actors, musicians, models, writers and other folks in the entertainment world. An agent also defends, supports and promotes the interest of his/her clients. While not required, an agent can help in opening doors to get their client work in the entertainment world.

As for cost, usually the agent is paid a percentage of the clients work. This can run around 10% on average.

As for agencies for models working in Japan, here is a comprehensive list for you to review:
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How much is 10% if i hire a talent agent?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
Just depends on what you negotiate in terms of price. You would have to talk to a particular agency and ask what their prices are in terms of representing you. Then would have to ask what percentage they will take from what you earn. Average would be 10% of your earnings.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have a related questions do you think it's possible to find Japanese models to date if i contact their agent?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
The agent represents the model so would not know about possibly dating a particular client. Would have to check with particular agent to see if the particular model has someone in their life. Would think the model deals with their own private life and not necessary the agents role.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If i get an talent agent does that mean i have to pay them first and do i have to follow exactly what they say?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
You would have to negotiate terms of your contract of how they wish to be paid. The agency will spell out their terms of either pay first or wait until you start earning money.

I would think that you would want a good working relationship so each of you would have to listen to each others ideas in your career.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

There is an agent who is an expert here Veronica i don't know her surname but can you or the support find out if i can ask her to be my Talent Agent?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
Let me opted out so that the moderator can see if she is available.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I just want her to be my talent agent that's why i asked.

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
Will see if moderator can locate her.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Am i allowed to ask her to be my talent agent even with you and me?

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
Will need to see what the moderator says on this.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you very much so kind of you.

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.
Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need. If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Thank you!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I will wait for the moderator then rate you is that ok i will still rate you and maybe give a tip if Veronica is able to be my talent agent?

Expert:  Angela--Mod replied 4 years ago.
Hello. The Professional you requested is not available, as we have previously informed you. If you need further assistance with your original question:
"Am looking for a talent agent?" you may reply to your previous Professional, 49erLSBU. Thank you for your understanding.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

All am asking for is not to contact the expert directly but help me off this website?

Expert:  Angela--Mod replied 4 years ago.
Unfortunately, that is not possible as offsite contact between Professionals and customers is not permitted. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.



No problem thank you very much.