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  1. talent agent(noun)

    an agent who represents performers

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  1. Talent agent

    A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers, broadcast journalists, and other people in various entertainment and broadcast businesses. An agent also defends, supports and promotes the interest of his/her clients. Agents cannot produce their own shows due to conflict of interest. A talent agent must be familiar with their clients. An agent has to know what kind of work the client can and cannot do in order to match them with various jobs. Talent agencies specialize, either with departments within the agency or entire agencies that primarily or wholly represent one specialty. For example, there are modeling agencies, commercial talent agencies, literary agencies, voice-over agencies, broadcast journalist agencies, sports or music agencies and more. Having an agent is not required, but does help the artist in getting jobs. In many cases casting directors, or other businesses, go to talent agencies to find artists they are looking for. The agent is paid a percentage of the star's earnings. Agents sometimes will be referred to as "10 percenters." There are different regulations that govern different types of agents that are established by artist's unions and the legal jurisdiction in which the agent operates. There are also professional organizations that license talent agencies.

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