What Does A Talent Manager Really Do?

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A talent manager can very well be the most important part of a professional’s team. This person guides the talent through the day-to-day decision-making processes of his/her career and works very closely with the talent to help them achieve and even formulate, their goals.  The exact duties of a talent manager can vary widely; depending upon what type of talent is involved. For Instance, the duties of the manager for an actor and the manager for a musician will not be exactly the same, but may have some crossover.

Talent managers are usually compensated on a commission basis, and that commission also varies widely. Some managers will expect a written contract with their talent; others will just have a word of mouth agreement.

The duties of a talent manager are many and varied.  If you still have questions about what a manager does, try doing some research on the specific type of talent manager that interests you. This may help you to get a better idea of what you can expect from this critical member of your professional team.

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