Are you planning to book a celebrity for an event that you are hosting? What would you do when you have a celebrity in mind? You will not be able to contact a celebrity directly because of his/her busy schedules and tight security. The best option for you, in this case, is to approach the entertainment booking agency that takes care of the events and appearances of the celebrity that you have in mind.
What are the main duties of an entertainment booking agency?
You might have seen specific agents assigned to different celebrities. Have you ever wondered about the daily job profiles of the agents working in these professional entertainment agencies? Here is a brief overview of the main roles and responsibilities of entertainment agencies:
Analyzing events, shows and other appearances that are being offered to the celebrities
Continuously dealing with advertisement agencies to sign up suitable endorsements for the celebrities and increase their marketability
Assigning different celebrities to different events after matching their talents with the type of events offered for them
Having discussions with people like you who come to book a celebrity, about important matters such as the celebrity’s price for performing at your event, nature of performance, type of target audience that the celebrity will cater to, duration of the celebrity’s appearance and so on
Negotiating with people about the cost, travel, accommodation and all other details of the celebrity to ensure that the celebrity gets the best treatment and deal
Accepting commissions as a one-time fee or as a percentage of the client’s (celebrity’s) earnings as per the terms of the contract
Looking for new markets and expansion opportunities for the celebrity and the agency
What is the basic educational qualification required to become an entertainment booking agent
Now that you have understood the basic roles of entertainment agents, here are the details of the qualification you should have to become one. As long as you have the confidence to start an entertainment agency, and have the essential communication skills to pull it off, you don’t need any mandatory educational degree.
However, it would be good if you have a marketing degree from a good college or university. This will lend you credibility when you approach celebrities with a sales pitch for your agency. You should always have your client’s requirements in your mind and work towards improving his/her image if you want to become a good agent.