Chuck and Stacey welcome their last guest of 2015, Andrew Atkin, Talent Manager with the bi-coastal management company ACM Talent, who turned his love of movies into a successful career in the entertainment industry. Andrew shares how he got started as an assistant and booth director at SBV Talent and went on to become an agent at William Morris in Los Angeles. He talks about what he learned from directing actors in the booth, explains the role of a good manager and the collaborative role they play with voice talent and their agents.
He describes how his experience as an agent influences his management style and the importance of learning the nuances of selling and networking. As a longtime colleague and friend, Chuck compliments Andrew for his flair for building and maintaining industry relationships, asking the right questions and being so effective at working with people.
Andrew answers what he listens for in a demo and why you should showcase your unique voice and confidence. He speaks to the business practices and skills a talent needs, including paying attention to the trends and knowing what is in demand.Read More