Welcome to Crawford Talent Management
We hope to help answer some of your questions
Our contract is a non-exclusive contract, in fact we like to encourage our talent to work with everyone on any opportunity that is presented to them. The first paragraph state it is a month to month contract that does automatically renew each month and be canceled at any time.
We do not have you thing to do with photos or portfolio’s these are up to you on what you want to do. We do not require or pay for either. We leave all photos you want on Webtime up to you. Most talent submit the photos they have. We do not offer classes or training it is up to the talent on what they want to improve their skills.
We do not require new or specialized photos!
When you land a project they may or may not pay for travel, hotel, or meals. If they do not pay it is then up to you if you want to except the project. If you decide to except the project you are responsible for the costs. Crawford Talent Management does not cover these costs.
What is eServices and why do I need them? eService is the e-mail delivery service that brings you the most current auditions when they are posted by Casting Directors eServices will provide talent with projects(scripts) as they become available for their age. Once the talent has videotape themselves, they will sentdthe video back to eServices for them to submit. Crawford Talent Management utilizes eServices for all of its talent. eServices charges a monthly fee, it does offer a discount if paid yearly.
eServeces will send you All projects for your Age, you then decide or choose the roles you want to submit to.
You do not need to move, eServices will send you project to your home for you to record and send back to them.
You only travel when you land a project!
When you land a project, this is where we would want to look at how the travel cost (airfare and/or travel, lodging and meals) are covers. It would be up to you if you want to except the project based on the travel costs and pay. We will work on your behalf to get you an Agent when you land the job that may be able to negotiate with us on your behalf.
Will there be a Union or Non union involved?
What is Webtime and why do I need them? Webtime is the name of the company that is contracted to maintain our website. Websites are used to display their talent potential clients. Webtime does charge a onetime setup fee.
Both Webtime and eServices are the only two (2) marketing programs that are used by Crawford Talent Management. These are out-of-pocket expenses that Crawford Talent Management will not pay for. All talent are required to invest in these programs.
We do not require new or specialized photos!
What is the difference between managers and an agent?
Agents are licensed and work for a talent agency or corporation who engages in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment for an artist or artists, according to California state law. Other states have different requirements. A talent agent works on commission, typically no more than 10 percent of any earnings you make as a result of the agent’s work. In California, a talent agency must register its fees with the state and post their fee schedules in their office. An agent is legally permitted to negotiate contracts for work. An agent specializes in entertainment niches, like actors, writers, directors, or musician. An agent works with and is subject to the regulations labor unions for a particular profession, such as SAG-AFTRA, the Writers Guild of America or the Directors Guild of America. Talent agents have a roster of clients and you are not their sole focus.
Managers are not regulated and do not require special licensing or certification, unlike talent agents, nor does he or she need to work for a management company, though some do. A talent or business manager can really be anyone, which is why relatives of talent sometimes assume the role. Unlike agents, managers may have you as their only client, which guarantees a high level of personal attention. They may also stick with you throughout your career, unlike many agents who come and go.
Managers have relationships that agents don’t have relationships that allow you to meet writers, producers, and other people that aren’t just based in a specific project. These are people who are planning to do things, who could put you in their plans. They can connect you with writers who can write specifically for you. And they do put pressure on agents to produce and bring you more work or they’ll help you find an agent who can do that
Here are some examples of the projects eServices sends out:
Pilot – TERRORBYTES: PHANTOM WHISPER Any Ethnicity Female, 13-16
Pilot – Wilde Bunch filming , High School Musical: The Musical, Sue Heck Spin-off
Pilots – Donors, Younger, 20 to Life,
TV – Macgyver, Hawaii Five-O, Games Divas Play, Magnum P.I., General Hospital, Raven’s Home, Dynasty, Schooled, The Goldbergs, Zoe Valentine, The Kids Are Alright, Cousins For Life, Bunk’d, Dwight In Shining Armor, Tales, Family Reunion, No Good Nick, Blackish, Bizaardvark and many more projects.
Netflix – Tall Girl, Grace and Frankie, Fuller House, The Ranch
Amazon – Knight Squad, Baxters, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, Transparent, Just add Magic, odd Squad
Movies – Falling Inn Love, Pizza and Whine, Size of Society
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