EPISODE 13 of #PitchChris: The Difference between Agents & Talent Managers – Going from being a Journalist to Becoming a Screenwriter – Finding Entertainment Gigs Online.

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EPISODE 13 of #PitchChris:

What is the difference between an agent and a talent manager?

If you are a journalist… how do you become a screenwriter?

Where do you find entertainment gigs online?

 

On this episode of #PitchChris we are going to be talking about What is the difference between a Agent and a Talent Manager? And.. if you are a journalist… how do you become a screen writer? And.. where is the best place to find entertainment gigs online? Hi and welcome to episode 13 of #PitchChris, where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I am going to answer them for you. To ask me a question… Find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I will be happy to answer all of the questions you guys might have Let’s get rolling on this first question… My question would be at what time should I consider getting an agent or manager and what should their roles actually? to the actor.. because I feel like some people are very confused about what an agent and a manager actually do for an actor.. so I would like that clarification. Hey Annel, so you have a two part question… so one of them is… When are you ready to go get an agent? and the other question is… what is the difference between an agent and a manager? So.. one of the biggest things as an actor just starting out is you have got to build up your credits… so there are plenty of places that you can go to find acting roles… and postings… whether it be student films or what ever it may be.. just start building up your resume.. and once you get to a certain point that you feel you are ready to now have representation.. thats the time you apply… but there is a couple of things you are going to want and need to know… and this is answering your second question that is.. What is the difference between an agent and a manager? There are some really big differences… one of them.. Your agent represents you.. they are a hunter. they are hunting for all of the jobs and roles that are out there.. that you are a right fit for.. they are doing negotiations with the casting directors… and they are trying to get you working right… they are actually doing all that work for you. As your manager is almost like a farmer.. they have your best interest in your career. of scheduling.. of connecting you with the right photographers.. connecting you with PR. publicists… connecting you with acting coaches… if you need it for certain things.. They are managing your schedule.. your day to day. generally you are going to want to get a manager AFTER you get an agent. so go get your agent first.. managers are for when you get extremely busy and you need someone to kind of manage your schedule… another thing too.. is a really big difference between an agent and a manager is agents are usually licensed with SAG. and that is very important.. you are going to want to find an agent that is licensed with the SAG Office as opposed so some body that is unlicensed because it is pretty important as you want to make sure you are getting the right type of gigs. As a manager can be anybody… anybody can pick up clients and call themselves a manager.. so there is no really licensing that a manager is going to have to get. to claim to be a manager… so this is another big thing. When you are ready and you are interviewing an agent or manager Think of it this way.. you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. You have to make sure you have a really great relationship with them and they are a good fit as they are your partner in your career. So you want to make sure you jive together and they have your best interests and you guys are going to be working really good. Hi.. my name is Edward Adams and my question today is… How do journalists transition into becoming screenwriters? I have several friends… and myself too.. who are interested in writing screenplays to tell some stories that we have covered over the years. but have no clue really how to do that.. There are several books that tell you how to write a screen play what are really the steps once you write it ….. what do you do with it? Can you give me some advice?

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