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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Why Agents Drop Talent + How Not To Be One Of Them

Here is my most recent article in Magazine!

Talent agents drop clients all the time. If you’re signed to a talent agency at some point you might receive an email like this:

Dear actor — Unfortunately, we are having to let go of models and talent that are not being requested by clients, going out but not booking, or not actively involved and/or updating their marketing materials/stats. You fall under one of these categories.

Don’t let this happen to you. Obviously, you need to book the jobs your agents sends you on or at the very least, get callbacks. But it’s also important to build a personal relationship with your agent so that when drop season comes along, it’s harder for them to drop you if they like and care about you, and have a vested interest in your career.

Here are six ways you can build a more personal relationship with your agent so you’re the kind of client he or she doesn’t want to drop.

1. Update your agent every time you book something on your own. Agents like proactive actors who are working hard on their careers and not waiting for their agents to do everything. You should be submitting yourself on Backstage daily.
2. Stay on their radar! Send birthday cards, Valentine’s Day candy, cookies on the Fourth of July. Little gestures keep you front of mind throughout the year.
3. Follow your agent on Instagram and Facebook and take notice of the special things that happen in their lives. Congratulate them when their other clients are successful, if they win an award, or have a new baby. Show your agent you care about them outside of work.
4. Create your own content and be sure to let your agent know about it.
5. Send your agent new acting clips on a regular basis so they can see the depth of your talent and the different roles you can play.
6. Invite them to any theater performances or film festivals your work is screening at. Let your agent know you care about what they think of your work.

It's important to become more than just a face in a headshot—your agent has hundreds of those. If they get to know you as a person and if you take the time to keep them informed about your career, they'll develop more of a personal relationship with you, making it that much harder to drop you from their roster. If you’re not doing these things when drop season comes along right after pilot season, it’ll be very easy for them to drop you. The same goes with your manager.

Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager, the president of WAW Entertainment, and a Backstage Expert. For more information, check out Wright’s full bio!

Wendy Alane Wright
WAW Entertainment

Submitting and Pitching Actors to Casting Directors

 If an agent is interested in an actor do they always sign a contract? 

Sometimes yes sometimes no. Agents are really not so busy with contracts a lot these days. If the agent gets you an audition the production company is going to pay the agent's commission directly to the agency whether you have a contract with them or not. Go ahead and sign a contract if your agent gives it to you. But if they don't give you a contract it doesn't mean they're not working for you. Keep reading...

Whenever an Actor adds a representative to their actors access profile it is automatically added to that representative's roster. Nothing needs to be approved of or accepted.

Once the two profiles are linked between the agent and the actor the agent is able to submit you.
Every day the Agent is going to go through the Breakdowns and look at each and every single role, one by one. When the agent clicks on the role a new screen will come up asking for them to sort their clients - one way is by the age or m/f as mentioned in the description.

Once the agent types in m/f and the age range - every actor they represent in that category will show up on a new screen.

Agents then look at each of their actors that fit that initial qualification and consider whether to click on them to submit them for that role if they meet the REMAINDER of the criteria described in the breakdown.

Once submitted, Casting Directors get every submission from every agent in town and then pick the actors they want to see based on:

1) if the Actor has the look in the Casting Director's mind that is required,
2) their acting tape shows the essence of the actor and it seems to they fit the role,
3) if they have hired the actor before and trust the actors work 4) if they have seen the actor in something else before and are familiar with their work,
5) if they have seen the actor in a class or a workshop and think their skill level is ready
Any of these can result in an audition.


If a role is VERY specific and an actor fits the role PERFECTLY the Agent will pick up the phone and pitch their client separately and specifically to draw attention to that actor.
But they do not do pitch if the submissions description is GENERAL i.e. "happy teenage girl," or boy age 5-7 who is sad about losing his puppy, "sexy barista," or "young detective."
The Breakdown has to be VERY SPECIFIC to warrant the agent pitching to the casting director, i.e. "18 to 24 year-old girl, karate expert, and skilled at parkour."
Then the agent MUST contact the Casting Director to point out that their client has those SPECIFIC SKILLS - that 99% of their other clients will not have.

99.9999999% of the time you are not going to get feedback on your auditions. You will only hear from casting if you got a callback, are pinned, on hold, on avail or if you get the job. Managers, Agents and Casting Directors are TOOO BUSY to do this for every actor who has an audition. The feedback is if you got a callback. If you didn't get a callback you were not right for the role. Casting is not going to explain why every single actor was not right for a role. Their job is to find the one that is.

After every audition just MOVE ON to the next one!

AVAIL is a term casting/productions uses when they really like an Actor and put them on "avail" to hold their time in case they decide to hire them.

If they choose not to book them and go with another actor they "release the avail." That typically is a term used in commercials.

PINNED is the term used by television. When casting/production really likes an actor and they're seriously considering the actor for the role they "put a pin in them." That means they may be hiring the actor for the job but haven't completely decided yet. Be prepared and remain available. If they "take the pin out" it means they decided to go with a different actor.

Sometimes casting will use the term "ON HOLD" which means the same thing.

When an actor is not available to audition or work because of a vacation or they're working on something else, the Actor calls or emails both their agent and manager to BOOK OUT and gives the dates the actor is unavailable.
When the actor is available again they call or email their representatives and "book back in. "

Just some helpful information for new actors!

See you on the Red Carpet!

Wendy Alane Wright
WAW Entertainment

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wendy What Does a Talent Manager Do?

Here is an outline/comprehensive understanding of what I do as a Talent Manager.

I obtain Talent Agency representation for each of my clients and their Agents procure their employment. I receive 15% commission when my clients book the job.

We work the old fashioned way letting the agent do the submitting while we manage our client's career.

My clients are currently or have been signed to the following agencies: 
Abrams Artists Agency
Mavrick Agency
House Of Representatives
Paloma Model and Talent
Media Artists Group
LB Talent Agency
Elev8 Talent Agency
YJB Talent Agency
Fruition Talent
Salt Agency
Coastal Talent
Momentum Talent
Aqua Talent Agency
Clear Talent Agency
Jamie Ferrar Agency (JFA)
Daniel Hoff Agency
Allegory Creative Talent
Soverign Talent Group
Coast To Coast
Zuri Models and Talent
Signature Models and Talent
Beal Talent Agency
NTA Talent Agency
Trinity Talent Agency
Heyman Talent Agency 
Dani's Agency
Envy Model and Talent 
The Wayne Agency 
Howard Talent West 
Prestige Talent Agency
First Class Talent
Wild Models and Talent
Tilmar Talent Agency
Minc Talent Agency

Here is a detailed list of things that I do as a Talent Manager:
* Prepare talent for meetings with potential talent agencies.
* Arrange introductions to agents.
* Help my clients decide on the right talent agency for their representation.
* Advise clients on acting classes and coaching.
* Help clients choose a good photographer and help them pick out headshots.
* Promote talent to industry professionals.
* Prepare resume or advise talent on preparation of a resume.
* Help make any and all decisions related to talent’s career.
* Answer never ending questions on anything and everything related to a career in show business.

Also as a Talent Manager I make sure that all of my actors are accurately listed on profession websites including IMDB, Actors Access, LA Casting and that their memberships are current with SAG-AFTRA, and other collective guilds or unions.

I guide my clients in the right direction. I help determine an actor’s most marketable type and the kinds of projects on which my actors are most likely to find work. I advise actors on their image, resume format and content, headshots, acting classes, demo reels, websites, personal appearance and overall career direction.
As a talent manager I also coordinate public relations, business matters, and help to make a career plan and keep my actors moving on a path toward success. As an actor's fame and career grows, most actors cannot juggle the acting demands, interviews, and appearances that come with a prominent career. That is where I come in. I coordinate the actors schedule and speak on behalf of the actor.

I am very hands on and give very specific instructions on every little step that my clients make in the entertainment industry, including exactly what acting teacher and coaches to use, what photographers to use, where to get their haircut, and so on. I am more or less the quarterback of the team (actor, manager, agents), setting a direction, telling my actors what they need to do to compete -- and giving them the bad news in terms of what they cannot do. I help my clients understand contracts, compensation, billing practices, safety, and speak on their behalf when necessary. I act as liaison between my clients and their theatrical agents, other professionals in the entertainment industry, and the general public.

When there are problems on the set or in a job my actors always contact me, not their agent. It is part of my job to coddle, mold, advise and generally speaking, smother my clients with individual care, attention and at times emotional support. I have been known to deliver an actor's favorite sandwich to the set if it makes them feel better.

My job as a manager is to guide and advise actors (and their parents) on their careers. If an actor hasn't been able to get an agent yet, I will guide and help an actor become as marketable and attractive to talent buyers and agents as possible. When I feel my clients are ready to meet with agents, I help them get an agent. Further, I help manage my artist's personal and professional life in a way that allows them to focus on creative productivity. 
My job is that of the artist's representative, I act as liaison between my clients and both the public, theatrical agents, publicists, labels, studios, publishers, talent agencies, touring personnel, attorneys, business managers, and other professionals and anyone else associated with my client's business.

Compensation: As a Talent Manager, owner of WAW Entertainment my SIGNED clients never pay me a penny unless they BOOK a job. At which time I take 15% of what they earn across the entire spectrum of their career. That means 15% of commercials, television shows, films, royalties, music business, book publishing, endorsement deals etc. 15% if their ENTIRE income from the entertainment industry. The more successful they get the more money I make. On the other hand, if our clients aren't making any money we still do all of the work anyways and make 15% of nothing. That is why I choose VERY carefully who I represent. Every client is a gamble, and I select clients to represent who I feel have the best odds of winning. 
There are two ways I work in this business. As a Talent Manager, owner of WAW Entertainment my SIGNED clients never pay me a penny unless they BOOK a job. At which time I take 15% of what they earn across the entire spectrum of their career. That means 15% of commercials, television shows, films, royalties, music business, book publishing, endorsement deals etc. 15% if their ENTIRE income from the entertainment industry. The more successful they get the more money I make. When my client gets paid $1 million for an endorsement deal (product spokesperson) I make 15% of that. 
In a completely SEPARATE business SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD TALENT MANAGER I am a BONDED CONSULTANT. If an actor OR the parent of an actor wants to speak with me to get a clear understanding of the business, and a 2 to 5 year plan of action to START your acting or singing career or FURTHER your career you can hire me for a one hour Skype consultation ($155) or 3 hour in-person meeting ($250) to get my advice and guidance. 

In either meeting I answer questions the actor or parent has and give them clear and definitive ACTIONS they can take to find and book acting jobs, or to get a Talent Manager or Talent Agent, to get more auditions, to build your marketing package, to create head shots that get more auditions, tell your type, how to meet casting directors, audition, create demo reels and acting clips and do social media and more. Each consultation is different and is based specifically on where the actor is in their career the moment they sit in front of me.

I am happy to give parents and actors real advice to keep them from wasting time and money and help them build a legitimate foundation in this business.

If you want to read some of my advice read my e-books OR SUBSCRIBE and Watch the 300 videos I have uploaded for FREE on my YouTube channel Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager OR read my blog of the same name.

If you're interested in scheduling a Skype Consultation or In-Person Meeting with me go to my coaching website and schedule a time!

I am here to help👍

Wendy Alane Wright
WAW Entertainment

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME.."Do all agencies receive the same audition opportunities?  Or do some of the bigger agencies get preferential treatment or their connections help get their talent better opportunities?"

For the most part all agents get the exact same breakdowns. Small agents can have great relationships with casting directors, and so can big agencies. Having clout by signing with agencies like CAA and ICM and William Morris Endeavor applies to actors who have already built their careers. Those big agencies really only represent actors who have already spent 5 or 10 years building their name, reputation and body of work. Those agencies find you, you don't submit to them.

When you are just getting started in an acting career you're not going to get an "A" level agent. You're going to get a "B" or "C" level agency and that is FINE!! At the early stages it doesn't matter who the agency is. New actors with no TV credits are always a harder sell then actors who already have credits, period. They take more time to get in the door.

Any hard-working agent at a "B" or "C" level agency that takes you on is going to have to become VERY excited about you and willing to continually work hard to get you in the door year after year. (Only you getting legit TV credits will make that easier, or becoming social media star, or established in another field like sports)

SO...How does an agent get excited by a client? Here are 5 ways!

1) If the actor BOOKS the auditions they go on.

2) If the actor gets CALLBACKS for the auditions they go on.

3) If the actor is busy SUBMITTING THEMSELVES on projects and booking them. For example; short films that go to major film festivals and get recognition.

4) If the actor gives their agents great HEADSHOTS to work with and great acting CLIPS AND DEMO REELS. Always updating their acting clips with great new footage every six months.

5) If the actor is busy networking and making connections on their own through networking groups and film festivals and getting opportunities on their own to help build their resume.

Having an Agent or Manager is only one piece of the puzzle. That's why they only get paid 10-20%. Actors have to do 80% of the work.

When looking for an Agent or Manager go ahead and submit. But understand the agency and managers check those submissions at THEIR leisure not yours. If they need clients they will look at the submissions, if they're not in need of new actors they won't look at the submissions. Some may look at every submission, some agents don't and they only look at submissions by referrals. If you're really interested in signing with one particular agent submit every 3 to 4 months, send the new footage, send them to Headshots, and stay in touch with them always asking for a meeting. It will take persistence and consistency - just like it takes for every other success you will have it this business. DON'T GIVE UP. YOU ARE WORTHY. ❤️

Talent Manager
WAW Entertainment 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni

Wendy Alane Wright Interview with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni

Today I am talking with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni. I am grateful for the time he has taken to speak with me and to share information with my readers!  

Chris Giovanni is the CEO/Founder and head talent manager at CGEM Talent in Los Angeles. Christopher's clients range from commercial to theatrical actors who have signed with many reputable talent agencies at William Morris Endeavors, Daniel Hoff, Prestige Talent, as well as shows like Fox's Glee, ABC's Modern Family, What Would You Do, and CBS Broad City.

1) Hi Chris! Thank you for taking time to talk with me today! I know you are a very busy manager with tons of submissions coming in every week. What are 3 things new actors have done to get your attention and have you sign them? 

​A: Wendy while having quality headshots, reel and a resume are great, it boils down to energy and ambition for me. I need to see the personality and eagerness to achieve entertainment goals. If a new actor can walk into a room with my team and sell us their vision and goals -- I am more inclined to sign them.

2) Social Media is really important nowadays. How do you think an actor can use social media to assist in building their career today?

A: Yes, Social Media has become one of the largest marketing tools in show business today. Industry professionals are now using active social media profiles as influence with making decisions for certain projects.

Actors should use their social media as a vessel for creative input. You can start your own web series, share approved photographs of yourself on set -- I even know one actor who puts out a '30-second 

nooner' everyday at twelve documenting his personal and business life as an actor. Creating consistent material that is innovative will help you to stand out on social media for industry professionals.

​3) Chris what do you think the role is of a great talent manager?

A: The role of a great talent manager extends far past submitting your clients for breakdowns all day. It's becoming ONE with your actor to understand their individual wants and needs for their entertainment career. From their specific type, to helping them establishing brand presence -- all the way down to their allergies. 

A great talent manager will work hard to place you with the right agencies, make calls on your behalf to get you in the door, create ventures, as well as providing a 'second hand on your back' with your agents. We provide the TLC in show business.

4) What are 3 ways an actor can network and find their own opportunities?
A: Making connections in the industry is always #1. I can't stress this enoughIt takes more than just one postcard in the mail to establish relationships. Creating professional relationships with industry professionals are a lot like dating. If you really really like that guy or gal, are you just going to send them a postcard in the mail and wait for a reply? No -- you're going to get out there and show THEM that you like them.

That means inviting us to your shows, updating us on your major career accomplishments, and innovating your mail-in material. Give us a reason to keep your casting material. Creating relationships, having a great package, and establishing brand presence will help you expand on opportunities in show business.

5) We all have various motivations for becoming talent managers. I chose to be a manager because I wanted to help people love out their dreams. Why did you become a talent manager?
A: In High School, I was always the kid that introduced someone to someone. I had a large amount of friends who were photographers, so I would send them my friends who were attractive, or who needed new shots for modeling or acting. Little did I know, that was actually my first exposure to management!

I became a talent manager at the age of 19 simply because I love the business and watching actors work hard to achieve their goals. My dream is to make their dreams come true. As a young talent manager every day is a learning process for me. I enjoy being able to grow consistently with my clients.

​6) ​Your management company CGEM recently acquired the east coast creative magazine and public relation brand; Golden Boy Press.  How does marketing and branding play into an actors career?

A: Yes, we recently acquired Golden Boy Press under our media portfolio! We have a lot of exciting plans including releasing a spotlight section for new actors in the industry. This section will be sent out to various industry professionals within our network.

I would say that marketing and branding is one of the more vital components within an actor's career.  Branding is more than just a nice website, or a catchy hashtag. It's the way you deliver your lines, your type cast, the way you dress, your overall presence both online and in the audition room. An actor who establishes a brand are more than likely to stand out and get booked for the job.

7) Show business is a really competitive field. What do you feel are some of the out of box things an actor can do to promote their acting careers?

A: Create an online newsletter and invite industry professionals to subscribe to it. Sign up for Google Alerts with your favorite casting directors and producers. Use to follow and connect with every single industry professional on twitter. Create a personalized skit on video for that industry professional to remember you by. Show Business operates off of innovation. Do something that will have us talking about you to our friends and colleagues.
8) This is my last question Chris and I am so grateful for your time today and your wisdom. What last “secret” words of wisdom would you like to share with upcoming actors?
​A: This may sound cliché, but STOP second-guessing yourself and just DO IT. What you won't do, someone else will. There is no better time than right now. You have to strike everything in life while it's hot. That means enrolling in the recommended acting training, self-submitting daily for new roles, introducing yourself to at least 3-5 new casting directors daily. Finding great representation to back you in the casting room.  The actor who is proactive is the one who achieves the success they desire.

To contact Chris:
Christopher Giovanni
Chief Executive Officer 

CGEM Talent Management


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview with Talent Manager EILEEN O'FARRELL

                                                             Eileen O'Farrell
                   Talent Manager and owner of Eileen O'Farrell Personal Management

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview my friend Eileen O'Farrell who is also a Talent Manager in Los Angeles.  Of course the people we work with tend to also become our friends and I work every day with Actors, Manager, Agents, Casting Directors so I know some of the greatest people. I feel very fortunate for that and to work in this amazing and creative business. Managers are different from each other and I thought I would take a moment to share with you how Eileen O'Farrell works with her actors.


WENDY:  Hi Eileen it's terrific to be able to speak with you about your company and how you work with actors. My first question is....where do you find your clients?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Mostly thru agent or CD referrals.

WENDY: You actors have appeared in more shows than I can count including Castle, 2 Broke Girls, Superstore, Fresh Off The Boat, Scandal, Revenge, Criminal Minds, The Have Nots, Shameless, Bones, CSI: Cyber, Jane the Virgin, Supernatural etc. How do you pick your clients? What do you have to see?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: I need to see a spark in their eyes. A brightness to them. They need to want it, and when they do, I can see that.

WENDY: My friend Josh Latzer is one of your long time clients. I have seen you have great success with him and he is booking a lot. Josh also is one of the coaches my clients use when they have auditions in addition to CDs Carol Goldwasser and Dan Shaner, Cheryl Faye, Holly Powell, Gloria Garayua and Kim Crandall. Who do you have your clients coach with when they have auditions?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Mostly CD's who teach on-camera. Sam Stigletz, Holly Powell, Caroline Liem, Jeremy Gordon, Bruce Newberg.

WENDY: Actors are always wanting to be "pitched" by their managers to Casting Directors, in other words picking up the phone and personally suggesting your client for a role. When do you pitch on your actors?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: I pitch on Guest Star & above roles when the client is truly right for the role, IMO. I pitch when the client is good for a role and has pitch-able credits or experience, or talents.

WENDY: Yes that is the same for my company. An actor has to have credits that we can call casting with. If they have recently booked a co-star or guest star we draw attention to that to let casting know they are working actors. What is your relationship with casting directors? How do you network with them?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: I support them any way I can. Many have become my friends. I socialize with them at times, see their plays or projects when I can, things like that. Lots of phone friends.

WENDY: Did some of the kids you represent already have the credits when you signed them?


WENDY: Do you search out working actors to manage?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Not really. I rely on referrals. If I see someone at a play that I love, I'll check to see if they're repped and if not, I might reach out.

WENDY: As a Manager what do you do for your clients?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Depends on where they are in their career.  Most of my clients have agents but if they don't, I try & find an agent that would fit well with them. I work the breakdowns in 3 regions, L.A., NY & the SE. I have an apt. in Atlanta that my clients use when they work in the region, to off-set the whole local hire thing. I provide my clients guidance with coaching & classes, headshots, PR, social media. I encourage them & champion them. I walk them off ledges when they despair, I've paid their phone bills, rent, car payments, classes, headshots & I've pulled their dead cats from beneath their beds when they were beyond grief. In other words, I do all the stuff good managers do.

WENDY:  I can relate to that. I have paid for actor’s classes, headshots, gas to get to auditions, online casting subscriptions – even my assistant’s rent once or twice. IMO Going above and beyond is what good managers do. What management jobs do you have after they start on a series? Are you involved with their publicity? 

EILEEN O’FARRELL: I set up meetings with publicists, walk the red carpets, stay with them until they feel comfortable and then pull back when they feel like pros. I check in with them always & encourage them. I have taught my clients to 'live tweet', set up their twitter accounts, and helped to promote them to the best of my ability as a manager who is not a publicist!

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WENDY: How do you make money as a talent manager?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Well, I only commission on film & TV. No commercials, no VO, no print. I feel that since I don't submit on commercials, etc. , I shouldn't commission on it. So, my commission is 15% on all theatrical jobs & this includes all residuals. Checks go to clients direct & they pay me. And in the SE regions, I only commission my clients after I've got them going in L.A.

WENDY: This is a business and we both work very hard at it to make money. Where do you make the most money from actors?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: For me, I make the most $ on clients who are series regulars & heavily recurring characters. But I have a strong core group of actors who work consistently as Guest Stars & Co-Stars. It all adds up.

WENDY: How long does it usually take for your clients to start making money?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Everyone has a different path. A few take off immediately while the majority need time to find their stride, their mojo. For most of my clients it's a steady build up. I find the actors who put the most effort & focus into their careers, rise steadily.

WENDY: Eileen we have come to the end of our interview and I am so grateful you have taken the time to help me educate actors. I have one final question, what do YOU think makes an actor successful?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: It just depends. An actor who is in always in a class, always learning & growing as an actor & a human being, who handles the mundane parts of the business without whining or procrastinating, ie. updates their pics on a regular basis, makes themselves available to audition, knows when it's acceptable to leave town, learns how to self-tape properly when out of town, knows the value of networking & social media, has a positive attitude, develops confidence... these actors usually find success in my experience. I believe one has to decide that this is their life & they're going to go for the gold and fully commit. Time wise, it varies.

Wow! Thank you Elileen I love learning from my friends and sharing the information with upcoming actors. If you want more insider information please continue to watch my videos on You Tube, read this blog and visit my coaching website SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD TALENT MANAGER.
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See you on the Red Carpet!

Talent Manager WAW Entertainment 
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Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager and the president of WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, and more. They have booked TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “My Haunted House,” and “Henry Danger,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Prior to being a manager and a talent agent at Burn Down Entertainment, Wright assisted many high profile managers, agents, and publicists. For 20 years she was a recording artist, actor, and music producer, and is now the author of five books called, “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.” Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of schools including the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina and LA Acting Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. For years she has appeared in numerous magazines, and on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”