There must be something about this month and talent agent related shows or something. I heard about this show called the drama queen which apparently followed a talent manger named Marki Costello who seemed to deal with hosting and personality talent. Since it was related to the business it got me interested in watching it today.
For the most part in terms of the business it showed pretty much the stereotypical view of it I thought such as parents wanting to get their kids into the business or how harsh the business can be. The most entertaining parts I thought was seeing how the agency and its staff operates as it makes me wonder if the agency I am with is that crazy in the background.
I was thinking too as in this show she is labeled as a talent manager. Here in Vancouver most of the agencies I have seen label its staff as talent agents only. Even if you try to search for a talent manger here most of the results you get are simply agencies that have the word management in its name. I wonder what the reason is for that on why in Vancouver there are so little “talent managers.”
It did make me think a lot in watching this show as the talent manager would seem a bit more involved in advising you on a direction for your career whereas an agent is more about simply submitting and negotiating. It almost feels like you should have both grounds covered but even for myself I was always taught about having an agent only.
Kind of interesting to see all these shows though that attempt to highlight the business side of the industry. At this rate talent agents and mangers are going to start spending too much time booking themselves for roles as oppose to the talent on its roster…….