Do you need an agency?
What is a mother agency?
Basically, a mother agency is your primary manager (and care giver) A.K.A us! WHO IS YOUR MAMA? She is the agency you have a signed contract with. You may work with other agencies through her, but she is your primary agency, or in other words, your MOTHER agency.
How do you know we if are a good agency?
Do you get work? Are we getting you jobs, and if not, is it because of you, or us? Or it may be because this is just not your market. Either way stay on your toes, be honest with yourself and always keep a good, open relationship with your agent. It should be a two-way street. Communication is key. If your unhappy, let us know, so that we can rectify the situation and get you what you want.
Do you get along with your agency? It is important that you feel comfortable and not pressured by us. Otherwise you will feel obligated and find yourself overstretched. You need to be able to say no. Remember, we work for you as well.
Do we have unnecessary charges and fees? Most agencies will have a few charges such as: portfolio (print/digital), comp cards and or website/digital fees. But this is about it. Anything else should be closely monitored and always ask why? Make it a point to know what everything is. If you can say that the agency has….…a fair amount of work for you; you get along well with everyone at the agency; and aren’t expected to pay for anything other than some composite cards fees and a portfolio, then it is safe to say that you have found a good agency ☺.