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    Can a model, actor and singer all have the same agent?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by sherryboo, Feb 7, 2016.

    Hi guys! I am writing a book about three celebrities. One is a supermodel, the other an established actor and the other a wannabe hip hop singer. Is it possible for them to all have the same agent? Thanks!
     
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    Maybe not the same agent because they probably specialize but definitely the same agency.
     
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    Maybe back in the 1920's when the whole scene wasn't specialized, but not now in 2016 - totally unrealistic and not believable for this day and age.
     
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    Thanks guys! I've decided to the them together by a model agency. Meaning they were all discovered, initially by this agency as models. Hence, they got their start so to speak in the celeb world as models.
     
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    When I was a musician in the 1970s, every agent I ever dealt with represented only musicians. The only variation was that they'd rep rock, country, jazz and orchestral players... which, as rock musicians, we thought was pretty odd.

    In the 1980s, as an actor, I found that most agencies dealt with actors and models.

    In the early 1990s, when I turned to writing screenplays, I had to go to a different agency and she only represented writers.

    Also, this was in Canada. Things may be/have been different elsewhere.
     
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    Thanks sackadoo! That was a wealth of information. Very interesting too. It sounds like you've lived a wonderful life. Good luck with your writing! Thanks again.
     
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    Dude. :)
     
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    A swift bit of googling says that these days a lot of agencies cover all kinds of things. The specific agent will probably only specialise in a specific thing (and even a specific subset of that thing!), say, children's fiction, but the company they work for might well also employ an agent for television presenters and an agent for jazz musicians.

    Look at united agents, for example.
     
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    Yeah, as noted above that's not generally how it is done these days, however that doesn't mean you can't do it in a work of fiction so long as you can come up with a believable reason why this would be the case.
     

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