December 16th, 2020
Los Angeles Times
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times piece “Why agents are becoming managers as WGA fight drags on,” which describes how many talent agents reevaluating their career choices amid rising tensions over a Writers Guild of America labor dispute. According to David, talent management is an appealing option to agents experiencing turmoil from the long-running dispute.
“They have to deal with the agenda of the company, they have to deal with conflicts with other agents that they work with, they have to deal with outside problems that the agency has like with the union — they have all these barriers to doing what they want to do,” said David. “As a manager, they don’t have any bureaucracy…. They’re pretty small companies.”
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