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mom
mom

May 20th, 2008, 5:12 pm #1

Hello! If a child is contracted with a "manager", would seeking out an "agent" to also represent the child, be a conflict of interest? Yes, I know, read the contract! But, it doesn't clearly state that in normal verbage! Just needed some expertise advice! Thank you-
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NYCMom
NYCMom

May 20th, 2008, 5:23 pm #2

many have both managers and agents, but it's best if you let the mgr know you are seeking rep. by an agent.
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momofadiva
momofadiva

May 20th, 2008, 6:55 pm #3

Hello! If a child is contracted with a "manager", would seeking out an "agent" to also represent the child, be a conflict of interest? Yes, I know, read the contract! But, it doesn't clearly state that in normal verbage! Just needed some expertise advice! Thank you-
Managers generally like to control which agent/s your child meets with.
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Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

May 21st, 2008, 12:29 am #4

Hello! If a child is contracted with a "manager", would seeking out an "agent" to also represent the child, be a conflict of interest? Yes, I know, read the contract! But, it doesn't clearly state that in normal verbage! Just needed some expertise advice! Thank you-
Managers are not permitted to negotiate contracts, so it is often a better idea to be with an agent (who takes 10% of any income) rather than a manager (who can take 15% or more). On the other hand, many people like to work with both a manager and an agent because it doubles the chance for auditions and sometimes agents take on so many clients that you can feel lost in the shuffle.

Julie
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Kim Ryan
Kim Ryan

May 25th, 2008, 8:02 pm #5

Great points, Julie. Also, I think it's important to add that unlike with agents, you can successfully negotiate with a manager to accept less than 15% or at least certain areas, i.e. print vs. voiceover vs. commercial vs. film/tv, etc. My daughters' manager accepts just 10%, across the board. She is wonderful.

Kim
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