In 1996 I started working as an assistant answering phones for a Producer, who lost all of his money and TRADED me to the Manager who shared office space with us... traded for what or for how much...I'm still not certain. After a brief stint there, working a small list actors, November of 1997 I moved on to eventually becoming an Agent at a great company now known as TalentWorks. I served a VERY short term as an assistant and was promoted to Jr. Agent underneath Bonnie Liedtke. Man that was a great effing gig.
When I was her sidekick, we signed Zac Effron, Corbin Bleu, Chad Michael Murray, The Sprouse Twins, Marc and Mitchell Musso and many other really successful kids all still on the A-List and working! From there I moved into the Adult Theatrical Division as a full Agent, and I found myself working with some of my all time favorite legends, such as Farrah Fawcett, William Shatner, Rod Steiger and Pam mutha effing Grier!!
All total I put in 7 years as an Agent before moving on to a life of Management/Production and being my own boss. Currently and for the last 7.9 years I have been at Bohemia Entertainment struggling but surviving with the rest of the Hollywood Working Class, as a Manager/Writer/Producer. I have a small but focused group of clients who not only compete in the world of casting directors and auditions, but also split their time either creating or collaborating with other talented people to create their own Hollywood Magic.
I have learned now after 15.9 years in this business as a "professional" type a lot of really great stuff. But to be clear... I started out as an artist with big dreams of my own. (I'm an amazing singer) I accidentally ended up in a lame suit and tie on the wrong side of the fence... but like most of us "Show-Biz Types"... I simply... got a good gig and I went with it until they stopped letting me be there! (Whatever it's a long story who cares...)
Bottom line, NOW in addition to managing actors everyday, I also write and produce my ass off in an attempt to create work for the actors I love, in addition to simply searching for auditions. In the old days... we would have called me a "Manager Who Produces Stuff". However, in a world where the New Media Wild Frontier is wide open for us all to be whoever we want to be?
I like to think of myself more as... an "Artist Who Leads Other Artists Creatively" my dream is to be the Next Bernie Brillstein, meets Christopher Guest, on a New Media Andy Warhol kind of level.