Entertainment agencies work to help entertainers manage their careers and help people seeking them find the right talent for their event or party.
An agency may represent clients in all segments of the entertainment industry or may specialize, for example in music or comedy. Model agencies also tend to be specialist. Some provide speakers for events, others work with casting directors to match actors with movies, television shows and plays.
A talent agency may be contacted by individuals planning a party or wedding and seeking live music, a dance band or a DJ. They also work on getting their clients gigs in clubs and private venues. For their clients, they provide management and financial services and handle business details so that the artist can focus on the performance or production.
Entertainment agencies also provide adult entertainment. An agent may help supply both male and female strippers to clubs and to events such as bachelor parties. Adult entertainers and exotic dancers are a strong segment of the industry. Many such events are planned for gentlemen's clubs, but the ladies are seldom forgotten.
Other agents specialize in providing suitable entertainment for corporate events and conventions. They also help convention planners when it comes to booking keynote speakers and panelists. Given the wide variety, the majority of talent agencies are specialists in their area.
Celebrities in other areas may also hire a talent agent to handle their appearances. This might include sportsmen, best selling authors and even high level businessmen who routinely speak at conferences.
Another specialist area is handling the careers of child actors and child models, which requires knowledge of laws surrounding the employment of these minors.
If you are an organizer of corporate functions, weddings, family gatherings, family gatherings, bar mitzvahs, and other parties and special occasions, you might want to have an activity such as live music, arts, plays, or comedy at the venue where you hold your event. Planning a special event can be difficult, but one of the best ways to book live bands, adult entertainment, games, and other activities without spending a lot of time is to contact an entertainment agency. Entertainment agencies often have access to local clubs, production companies, and musical clients that will give you the musicals, plays, theater, games, adult entertainment, and live music for a variety of special occasions and parties. When you contact the entertainment agencies, ask the agents how long they have been business. Those with several years of experience should have local connections that will let them get the best venues, audio and video equipment, and talent that you need for your function. Ask the entertainment agencies if they have a list of their clients so that you can choose an activity that is best for your function. You should also ask them if they provide written price quotes for their services. After you have gathered price quotes from several different agents, you will be able to compare them and choose the agency that is in your price range. The types of agents that you choose might often depend on your booking needs, so ask the company if they have a list of their entertainment options online that you can look at to help you decide.