I think the biggest thing about television season–August to December–is that there is a renewed excitement about the potential of work in the industry. Despite the very year-round nature of this business, just like actors, managers and reps feel certain lulls or slow periods. What’s wonderful about this time of year, though, is the rejuvenation of activity after weathering the hectic pilot season (it was indeed better this year) and the lull of summer. We’ve taken these “slower” summer months to reevaluate and renew our client list. We’ve taken the valuable time to bring on new clients who ignite the fire within us, and serve as a reminder as to WHY we got into this crazy business anyway (to rep awesome, creative beings). And we’ve (hopefully) taken a personal day or two in order to fight another day. Continue reading
So this blogging thing is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be!
I’m not too sure what IS the “State of Management” – that title sounds so stagnant, so dead, so limiting. I think the title should read more like “the ebbs and flows of management” or the “getting to the next level of management” or “what the f*ck is today going to present to me management” I do believe that there are very common duties that I perform that are inherent to all offices. But for the most part, outside of the obvious -submitting on Breakdowns (yes we do), endless pitching (yes we do), contracts negotiations (yes we do) and daily talking/communication with clients- the day can present soooo much that is more unexpected than routine. Continue reading