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Rep the Stars: How To Become a Talent Agent

Turn your media talents into a prominent entertainment industry career

By Audrey Tempelsman - January 21, 2010
You check more often than your email and can name all the attendees at the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys, but the thought of mounting the stage yourself induces clammy hands and panic attacks.

For the entertainment obsessed but camera-shy media pro, a career as a talent agent may be the perfect fit thanks to shared skills. But this life isn't for the faint of heart: The profession requires a whirlwind social calendar, aggressive networking, and an ability to cultivate, package, and promote talented clients in the worlds of television, music, film, writing, and more. We spoke to three agents, who represent some of the top names in entertainment, about how they got their start and what to expect from this challenging but rewarding field....

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