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Larry Taube

Managers

Larry Taube is a partner at Principal Entertainment, a management/production company, which he joined in 2006 after 10 years as a theatrical agent and VP of Talent at The Gersh Agency.

Questions

  1. Are you willing today, at this stage of your career and success, to ever consider or take on a brand new actor who does not have their union card or any credits? If yes, why/when?
  2. There is a common “on the street” belief that all really successful managers are busy trying to produce/create projects for their clients on their own. Do you?
  3. Can you quantify a common element or theme that you’ve found amongst all of your ultra-successful clients…other than their talent?
  4. William Morris/Gersh, what’s the biggest difference, for you, between being a manager of top clients versus an agent at a monster agency such as Gersh?
  5. At your level of success how much do you actually have to pitch well known clients, or do you at all?
  6. In your early days at Gersh, how would you define a developmental client and has that definition changed for you today years later?
  7. Since most of your clients would be with top large agencies, how often do they actually have the desire to move and switch agencies?
  8. Do you spend any part of your days, at your level, trying to create more Network Executive, Producer, or Film Studio relationships… beyond casting?
  9. How common is it for a name actor to have just an interview with a feature film director, but not really read or audition at all, before being hired?
  10. Briefly define and describe the difference between the Grid and Breakdown Services?

About the Guru

Larry Taube is a partner at Principal Entertainment, a management/production company, which he joined in 2006 after 10 years as a theatrical agent and VP of Talent at The Gersh Agency. He handles top actors in film, television and stage. Larry hails from NY and after his time as an actor he started behind the scenes in the William Morris mailroom where he eventually became an agent and stayed with company for 9 years. He moved to Los Angeles with The Gersh Agency in 2000, and likes to take his time with newer actors sharing lessons on being persistent and focused. Larry is very dedicated to handling actors through the professional journey from completely new and developmental, to becoming a working actor and some in becoming stars, as well as Oscar-Nominees.