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post #16 of 41
You have a great opportunity in your hands. Tough it out. Don't give up. Others would love to have a shot at this.
post #17 of 41
Being someone's bitch is a valuable position.

Pro's:
You work with true big-timers
You see, hear, feel how serious deals are put together
You learn how to act and what is expected of you fast and well
You learn how to "make shit happen" - when your boss decides he wants a pink dog delivered on the back of a hummer to a client in Belgium, you're the man who makes it happen.
Your network of contacts grows by 5 people per day - all of whom are either valuable or other "make shit happen" people

Cons:
Hard Work
Long Hours
You have to learn fast

Given the choice between going in at the top (Lots of power and responsibility) or being a bitch for 5 years (Lots of power by association, less responsibility) I'd make my mistakes on someone else's dollar.
post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Being someone's bitch is a valuable position.

Pro's:
You work with true big-timers
You see, hear, feel how serious deals are put together
You learn how to act and what is expected of you fast and well
You learn how to "make shit happen" - when your boss decides he wants a pink dog delivered on the back of a hummer to a client in Belgium, you're the man who makes it happen.
Your network of contacts grows by 5 people per day - all of whom are either valuable or other "make shit happen" people

Cons:
Hard Work
Long Hours
You have to learn fast

Given the choice between going in at the top (Lots of power and responsibility) or being a bitch for 5 years (Lots of power by association, less responsibility) I'd make my mistakes on someone else's dollar.

If you need to rent a Hummer in Belgium, hit me up.
post #19 of 41
Almost everyone has to star at the bottom, regardless of industry. You're no different, so if you know this is the industry you want to be in I suggest you gut it out and do your time, especially if it's only 50 hr/week and you actually get vacation. That's not a bad gig.

Now if you were asking my opinion on working as an I-Banking analyst where you literally are losing years of your life at your job, working 100hr/week with no vacation, I might advise you to skip it.
post #20 of 41

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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

No, you fucks, I haven't watched "too much Entourage". Stop being "tough guys" on the Internet.

Obviously I knew what I was getting myself into, I was just describing the nature of the job and how it won't allow me to travel at all once I start.

I have no problem working even 100+ hours a week. I know what I have to sacrifice to do well at a talent agency. Although I might sound like a whiny boy pissed off at my job, I'm not.

Understand that I wasn't complaining, I know I have to pay my dues, I'm not retarded. I was just wondering if anyone else ever thought this way and I wanted to hear opinions.

 

You seem like an annoying kid and therefore will probably make a passable agent, but this idea that talent representation is lunching at The Ivy leaning over to the next table and saying, "Tom. You Julia.  Tentpole flick in Iceland  You're eskimos who discover a doorway to an alien world. With dinosaurs.  Let me make it happen, babe" is pretty funny.

 

Every time I saw my agent eating lunch I said, "why the fuck aren't you back at the office on the phone selling me."
 

Anyway, good luck, kid.

 

Great comic on the writer/hollywood relationship told from the writer's perspective: http://www.dontforgettovalidateyourparking.com/Strips/001.html

 

lefty

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What would Herman Wells do?


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post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

Once I become an agent it won't even be like I'm working. Most of what I'll be doing is talking to people/having lunches and going to parties. !

ahh the dreams of youth!

Get a good coke connection. And if you need weed, come north, I might know a guy.
post #23 of 41
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Being someone's bitch is a valuable position.



Given the choice between going in at the top (Lots of power and responsibility) or being a bitch for 5 years (Lots of power by association, less responsibility) I'd make my mistakes on someone else's dollar.
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You have a great opportunity in your hands. Tough it out. Don't give up. Others would love to have a shot at this.
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Originally Posted by Anderson22 View Post

yup thats right in the start u have to give time to understand how to do and where to go u ll be getting good things soon.........


 

I'm very grateful I got the job and I'm not complaining at all. I'm not some pretentious asshole who has a sense of entitlement, I actually want to (and know that I HAVE TO) start at the bottom, that wasn't my concern. My concern was traveling before I get too old.

 

I guess what it comes down to is I just want to travel before I start in a few months. Maybe I'll work for my dad, save up some money and go on a Eurotrip or something similar. 

 

I think I'll have a clear head then and hit the ground running once I start. I've read many books, talked to many people and interned a bunch in the entertainment industry, not to mention I was also born and raised in LA, so I know what I'm getting myself into. 


 

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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

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You seem like an annoying kid and therefore will probably make a passable agent, but this idea that talent representation is lunching at The Ivy leaning over to the next table and saying, "Tom. You Julia.  Tentpole flick in Iceland  You're eskimos who discover a doorway to an alien world. With dinosaurs.  Let me make it happen, babe" is pretty funny.

 

Every time I saw my agent eating lunch I said, "why the fuck aren't you back at the office on the phone selling me."
 

Anyway, good luck, kid.

 

Great comic on the writer/hollywood relationship told from the writer's perspective: http://www.dontforgettovalidateyourparking.com/Strips/001.html

 

lefty


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post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Quote:

 

You seem like an annoying kid and therefore will probably make a passable agent, but this idea that talent representation is lunching at The Ivy leaning over to the next table and saying, "Tom. You Julia.  Tentpole flick in Iceland  You're eskimos who discover a doorway to an alien world. With dinosaurs.  Let me make it happen, babe" is pretty funny.

 

Every time I saw my agent eating lunch I said, "why the fuck aren't you back at the office on the phone selling me."
 

Anyway, good luck, kid.

 

Great comic on the writer/hollywood relationship told from the writer's perspective: http://www.dontforgettovalidateyourparking.com/Strips/001.html

 

lefty


Out of curiosity, what did/do you do that you have an agent?
post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

No, you fucks, I haven't watched "too much Entourage". Stop being "tough guys" on the Internet.

Obviously I knew what I was getting myself into, I was just describing the nature of the job and how it won't allow me to travel at all once I start.

I have no problem working even 100+ hours a week. I know what I have to sacrifice to do well at a talent agency. Although I might sound like a whiny boy pissed off at my job, I'm not.

Understand that I wasn't complaining, I know I have to pay my dues, I'm not retarded. I was just wondering if anyone else ever thought this way and I wanted to hear opinions.

You are complaining about 50 hour week and you think you can work 100? Please dont make a bigger fool out of yourself.
post #26 of 41
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post



You are complaining about 50 hour week and you think you can work 100? Please dont make a bigger fool out of yourself.


I wasn't complaining... Can you read?

post #27 of 41
Out of college, I worked for 80-100 hrs/week, 7 days a week, including holidays (4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc). Got to take one week off each summer. Did it for three years, quit my job and spent a full year traveling.
Admittedly, being a bitch in some industries is more lucrative than others but at the end of the day, depends on what you really want to do. You could hate your job in a year or two, you never know.
post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by fashion_newbie View Post

Out of college, I worked for 80-100 hrs/week, 7 days a week, including holidays (4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc). Got to take one week off each summer. Did it for three years, quit my job and spent a full year traveling.
Admittedly, being a bitch in some industries is more lucrative than others but at the end of the day, depends on what you really want to do. You could hate your job in a year or two, you never know.

That sounds terrible. I don't mind working, and I don't mind working hard but this just seems like throwing away years of your life.

Since you said you quit, what are your feelings on having worked those types of hours, in retrospect?
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

I guess what it comes down to is I just want to travel before I start in a few months. Maybe I'll work for my dad, save up some money and go on a Eurotrip or something similar. I think I'll have a clear head then and hit the ground running once I start. I've read many books, talked to many people and interned a bunch in the entertainment industry, not to mention I was also born and raised in LA, so I know what I'm getting myself into.

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post #30 of 41
if you feel like you're running out of time or that you have to make really important decisions, it's just because you're young.

i'd say work, get to know an industry, learn something practical, save tons of money, etc. there is life after 25, unless you overdose on drugs or something.
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