The Q Sessions Agent Edition

The Q Sessions: Agent Edition with Jim Keith, Part 1
covid resourcesIn response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, A4D has launched a new series: THE Q SESSIONS designed to help the dance community navigate this challenging time.

If you're looking for advice on Agent Representation, then watch these two installmenta of our Instagram LIVE: THE Q SESSIONS with Jim Keith, Movement Talent Agency. It's just what you're looking for. 

In this session, Jim talks about the process of getting an agent, what you should expect, and how to navigate the challenging path of dance as a career. You should watch these videos over and over to absorb all of the gold here! They're that good!

The tips you'll get from Jim are life-altering. Invest time in yourself and watch Part 1 of his interview first. Jim's straight-forward approach to guiding dancers is exactly what we need right now! Find out how to come out on top when we get to the other side of the quarantine life. Jim shares a realistic picture of what it means to have an agent and the work that you have to put in to make it worth your time. This is a great video for anyone considering a career in dance or if you're trying to figure out how it all works! Many thanks to Jim Keith for his incredible IG LIVE session!

The Q Sessions: Agent Edition with Jim Keith, Part 2

Here's Part 2 of our conversation with Jim Keith, of Movement Talent Agency. This session is filled with practical information for dancers who are looking to be signed along with lots of great advice for dancers who already have representation. Topics include the importance of open communication between dancers and their agent and keeping all of your materials up-to-date such as your photos, reels, and website. Other topics discussed include the importance of every dancer having a Plan B and what if you'd like to transition from dance to acting. Finally, what about Quarantine and when should we expect the industry to open up again?

Part 2 of Jim Keith's Instagram Live is filled with so much valuable information we encourage you to take notes. Once again, Answers4Dancers' long-time member and Social Media Specialist, Emily Dann, conducts the interview. Here's Part 2!

movement talent logoMTA OVERVIEW
The Movement Talent Agency (MTA) has developed one of the most uniquely distinguished brands in the entertainment business. MTA is a SAG/AFTRA and AEA franchised talent agency that boasts a select client list of the world's most sought after Directors, Choreographers & Dancers, Dance Educators, Musical Theater Performers, Sports & Fitness talent and Stunt Performers.

The Movement Talent Agency's mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of platforms. The agency has set an exemplary standard for providing fully integrated, sharply focused, individualized representation which ensures success at all stages of its clients' careers.

MTA represents many of the world's most successful creatives working today. Agents, whose expertise extends across the entertainment industry, actively work with select clients to provide counsel, generate opportunities, and cultivate, create, and develop projects and client interests. Our reputation in the entertainment industry has been built upon our hands-on development process, working intimately with our clients to generate the best results possible.

MTA prides itself on providing its frequent buyers the best professionals in the world, that are guaranteed to be successful creative partners in any given concept or production. 

We encourage you to explore our roster of various creative professionals to find the right fit for your castings, projects, productions or events. We look forward to working with you. 

emily sm headshotOUR HOST FOR THIS EPISODE:
A4D’s Emily Dann led the discussion with Jim Keith. She is a retired professional dancer, actress, and model. Emily currently serves as our Social Media and Auditions Admin. You’ve seen her on the pages of A4D since 2006. As a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, Emily shares her knowledge in how-to videos posted on the site.

Please check back often for updates and additional information.

Answers4dancers is here to support our members and the dance community at-large. Please contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to work through this together!

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