Jim Keith, Hollywood Agent: How performers constantly set themselves up for failure
Jim Keith is the Owner of Movement Talent Agency in Los Angeles and has represented thousand of dancers all over the United States. He has represented talent worked with and choreographed for major music icons like Madonna, Brittany Spears, Ricky Martin, Prince and Beyonce. His corporate clients have included Nike, Kidz Bop, Wella/Sebastian Hair Care, Pepsi and MAC Cosmetics just to name a few.
This conversation with Jim will definitely not be the last. I’ve worked with him for many years and we both vibe on the same wave length when it comes to Showbiz and how to educate the new fresh generation of performers coming up as well as those currently trying to make it in the biz. Stay tuned for more from Jim!
In today’s episode:
* We discuss the misconceptions that people have about agents – actually we just hit the surface. So many performers don’t really understand the role an agent plays in their careers and we try to unpack that a little bit.
* How to know when you’re ready for an agent and what you need to do to prepare before you get an agent.
* Why tough love is important to avoid the negative cycles of defeat when you’re goal is a long term career.
Today’s episode is brought to you by Biz Of Show – a new company created by myself and Candice Donehoo. We are currently building Biz Of Show to become The Ultimate School of Show Biz where performers of any age can learn everything that you will NEVER learn in a High School, University or College.
Levi Walker has been in the business for 30 years. He has worked in every aspect of Show Business you can imagine but mostly onstage and behind his camera in his studio where he has shot headshots for over 3000 clients in the past 11 years. Having a talk show is a dream of Levi’s and he’s excited to incorporate that with Biz Of Show – The Ultimate School of Showbiz where he and his best friend of 25 years, Candice Donehoo, are creating online courses and content to teach performers of ANY age how to make in this “Biz Of Show”