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Meet the agent
Luca Rocchini posted a topic in Business PracticesHi! I'm meeting an agent tomorrow and I wonder if this forum has some suggestion when I meet him, what should I make clear from the beginning? Thanks!
Hi, What does an agent typically collect commission on for a dp on a television series? Specifically, do they take 10% for meal penalties, straight and overtime travel time, holiday pay, per diem, kit rental? I know they take for the actual salaryand the overtime, but these other items on the paystub, I want to make sure. I'm new to having an agent and don't want to be taken advantage of. I did some research and found what agent commissions for SAG/AFTRA, but this is different.
Agents: Worth it or not?
Kevin Martin posted a topic in Students and New FilmmakersHowdy, y'all- I'm a 27 year-old DP in the New York/New Jersey area and as I've been looking for more and more work over the years I feel that I have been hitting a wall. I come from a G&E background so I've been more used to forming relationships with DPs, owner/ops, and production companies, but I find getting work as a DP to be a different ballgame, so I wanted to know what the pros and cons of hiring an agent are- do they actually find you work, is the cost of hiring someone offset by the increase in gigs, is it better to wait until you join local 600 to hire an agent versus having one in the non-union world, what are some better agencies for less known DPs, is it better to hire someone local or can they be on the other side of the country, etc. etc. Any advice would be appreciated because anything's gotta be better than blindly giving resumes to people who don't know you or scouring Mandy.com. Thanks in advance!
Agents/Diary Services London.
Davey Gilder posted a topic in General DiscussionHi everyone, I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding agents/diary services. I'm a London based cinematographer, wondered if anyone had any experience with this in the UK? I've previously been finding my own work and wondered if having a diary service/agent has helped you get more work at all? Is it worth the money? Or just a waste of time? Thanks! Davey