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Desk Job: How to Launch Your Entertainment Career at a Hollywood Talent Agency

Credit: HBOCredit: HBOHollywood talent agencies are the gateways to successful careers in entertainment.

Talent Booking Consultant

When a festival, club, or other live performance venue is seeking new talent to showcase, they turn to a talent-booking consultant that specializes in a particular area, such as comedy or music. This person is a scout that combs the local or national underground scene to find the unknowns and diamonds in the rough.

Voice-Casting Director

What does a friendly and optimistic talking frog sound like? How about a troublesome yellow 10-year-old? Just about anyone aware of pop culture could give you their best Kermit the Frog or Bart Simpson impression or perhaps enact Yoda having a conversation with Bugs Bunny. What these memorable characters all have in common is a distinctive voice that is inextricably linked to the image audiences carry in their minds. So, how does one go about achieving such a perfect pairing of personality and voice?

Personal Manager

In the life and career of any entertainer, the personal manager is often the most important member of the artist’s machine. The lines between personal manager, business manager, and talent agent can be vague and blurry, but this person has the greatest impact on every professional decision made within the client’s career.

William Morris Endeavor

In 1898, William Morris opened a talent agency in New York City to represent Vaudville acts. Today the talent brokerage firm operates seven offices across the U.S., England, and China.

Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency, Inc.

Scott Harris and Howard Goldberg founded the boutique talent agency in California in 1982. In the nearly 30 years since, the company has expanded its client roster and offices, to include facilities in New York and Chicago.

Talent Agent

A talent agent is responsible for securing employment opportunities for his or her roster of clients, which may include performers, screenwriters, composers, designers, and a number of other creative professionals in the entertainment industry. An agent differs from a talent manager in that an agent is licensed and operates under strict state and local laws.

United Talent Agency

The Bauer-Benedek Agency, run by partners Marty Bauer, Peter Benedek, and Jeremy Zimmer, and the Leading Artists Agency, opened by partners Gary Cosay and Jim Berkus, merged in 1991 to create the United Talent Agency.

International Creative Management (ICM)

International Creative Management is a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of live performance, music, film, television, and publishing.