Archive for the ‘Secrets of an Agent Man’ Category

Why do most animation demos suck?

Some thoughts on animation demos… 90% of animation/character demos are pretty much flat out terrible. There, I said it. Let’s take a minute to let that sink in. Okay… I think my number one problem with a lot of character demos is most of the characters are totally out of context, if you can even […]

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Secrets of an Agent Man: The Urge to Purge

Sometimes I feel like PN Agency is the equivalent of Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. Percentage-wise, we actually do not have that many talents who have left the roster. There are a few who went union or moved out the city/country. There were a few […]

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The Rating is the Hardest Part

I was interested to read this piece on the Voice Over Herald website that advises voice talents to post a rate card on their web page: http://www.voiceoverherald.com/why-you-should-post-your-voice-over-rates-online/ I definitely have an opinion on this but the preface to this is the strategy of a talent agent may be different than an individual voice talent. That […]

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Voice Over Canada on Sirius XM

I had some fun last week on Sirius XM Canada as a guest on the Todd Shapiro show. Lots of talk about the voice over business and what it’s like being a talent agent. The interview starts around the 44:00 mark. http://thetoddshapiroshow.com/2015/01/the-todd-shapiro-show-episode-211-2.html To keep up with the furious pace of the Voice Over industry and […]

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Secrets of An Agent Man: Don’t Call Us, We Won’t Call You

Happy 2015! It’s a new year and I have been away for the blog for a bit. In between the last post and this one, I manage to secure a U.S. Distribution deal for my documentary about rock radio disc jockeys, I Am What I Play. Click here for the trailer: http://youtu.be/n8BZBT9EGLk But I must […]

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I Work for Talents, not Clients encore

As talent agents, one of our dirty jobs is following up on overdue invoices. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s up to the agent (and the talent if you run your own VO business) to decide on a case by case basis, who is legitimately having issues and who is kind of jerking you […]

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