Talent marked as innate ability for artistic accomplishment a special ability or cleverness
Talent Agent A person that finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers, and other people in various entertainment businesses. Agent’s job is to get the talent auditions.
Two sets of clients in an agent Talent Actors, models, voice-over artists, etc… Buyer Casting director, advertisement agency, production company, photographer, etc… Agent is to promote the talent to the buyer.
Agent jobs Union Actors and voice-over artists often belong to a union Unions protect their members with contacts and set minimum wage standards Non union Pay is delayed and inexpensive, but you may want to have the person sign a release form, granting you permissions and terms under which you can use the material you are creating.
Union Contracts Screen Actors Guild (SAG) the biggest acting union in the U.S American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) the sister union
SAG Covers films. Negotiates and administers contracts for prime-time television programs, theatrical features and television films, television commercials, public television, non broadcast industrial and educational films, animation, interactive programs, and music videos.
AFTRA Covers taped and digital radio and television programming. Negotiates and administer contracts for network, local and public television and radio programs, television and radio commercials, sound recordings, interactive programs, Internet, animation, music videos, and non broadcast industrial and educational programs.
What do AFTRA and SAG offer their members? offer protection under collectively bargained contracts between employers and the unions to ensure those members are protected from arbitrary and unfair treatment.
AFTRA and SAG National and Local Collective Bargaining Agreements Members are paid at least a professional wage (minimum scale); Members are paid in a timely fashion; Members are paid for overtime, re-use fees, weekend premiums, travel time, etc.; Safe working conditions are upheld; Established grievance and arbitration procedures allow members to pursue claims and complaints without fear of harassment or discrimination; Qualified members have medical, dental, and pension plans.