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“I had high expectations about signing with Laura McDonald at Gersh Agency. Initially, she seemed focused and ambitious about helping me find TV opportunities. But I quickly learned that Laura was more interested in participating in her own fitness competitions than she was overseeing the careers of her clients. Early into our working relationship, she set up a round of pitch meetings that went well. However, twice after that she was supposed to set up talent meetings for me, both times she dropped the ball and forgot, blamed me for not reminding her despite the fact that I did—and even after I had spent money to travel to the cities for the meetings. Despite her having the dates for the last trip two months in advance, she still failed to set up a single meeting for me, only for me to find out from another one of her clients that she had traveled to Australian to compete in a fitness competition. I think she should be a trainer on Peloton, not a talent agency. I left after nine months and her former assistant called me afterwards and apologized. She shared that my experience mirrored so many others, but since she personally liked me, she wanted me to know it wasn’t me – Laura was consistent in being an absentee agent with a lot of her clients.”
“Old school approach. The landscape of this business has changed drastically. Put a pandemic on top of that and you most definitely can’t do a new thing with old ways. Limited reach regarding larger market connections.”
“I worked with Rick before I worked with a traditional agent. This guy is great! He is an honest and hard-working guy and is as fair as can be. I actually had him look over my agent contract as well. I highly recommend him and still use his services occasionally.”
“Early in our careers we all debate if we can do it alone or need some help from an agent. I think people are wise to do their own negotiating and hunting for a first or second job, but after that I do think an agent can be helpful. Carolyn is a hard worker and has a lot of connections. I've never had any trouble reaching her. In fact, she usually responds within minutes of reaching out to her. We honestly don't communicate much when I am not near contract time, but I know she would be there in an instant if I reached out to her. There have been times when I feel like she was juggling too many things at once when I was talking to her, but that is probably just the life of an agent. Overall, I enjoy working with her and it is nice to have somebody looking out for you since we work in such a volatile industry.”
“Sherrie is a GEM, not only does she have connections and the experience as a news director, she's a sounding board. Sherrie provides the kick in the butt when needed, the critique that takes your journalism to the next level, and she's the shoulder to cry on for those impossible days on the job. Sherrie was everything I didn't know I needed. She is more than an agent. I can't emphasize enough all that she is, if she is your agent, she is a member of your team and she wants to see you win! I love her.”
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I am the CEO and Founder of 3 Kings Entertainment http://www.3kingsentertainment.net. A TV Agent, Dealmaker, Advisor, Expert, and Consultant with 25 years in Media, Sports and Entertainment. Represents a diverse group of media personalities on FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, HLN, Court TV, ESPN, FS1, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, NFL Network, MLB Network, Turner Sports, NBA TV, and within the major TV station groups on Sinclair, Nexstar, Tegna, Cox, Hearst, Scripps, Meredith, and beyond.