Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I AM IN A MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP AND AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER. IS THERE A GROUP RATE?
A: Yes! The TMA does offer a corporate membership. After one year of membership, Full Members are able to apply for Corporate Membership status for other full time managers within their management firm. Corporate members are able to attend all events and meetings free of charge, but do not hold voting privileges and cannot hold Board positions. If a Corporate Member wishes to hold voting privileges or would like to run for office, they can apply for Associate or Full Membership.
Q: CAN I BECOME A TMA MEMBER IF I MANAGE CLIENTS BUT AM STILL A MEMBER OF SAG-AFTRA AND HAVE MY OWN AGENT?
A: A TMA Member may belong to SAG-AFTRA but cannot actively pursue an acting career.
Q: I HAVE DREAMS OF BEING AN ACTOR. CAN YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP?
A: The organization itself does not help match actors to representation. However, please check the Members page and check their profile for each manager's submission policy and contact information if they are actively seeking new clients.
Q: A TALENT MANAGER RECENTLY SENT ME A CONTRACT. CAN SOMEONE AT YOUR ORGANIZATION ADVISE ME?
A: The TMA is not permitted to give legal advice. Please contact an Entertainment Attorney for assistance.
Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF A TALENT MANAGER IS A MEMBER OF THE TMA?
A: It means that they have gone through a thorough vetting processed by their peers, and upon acceptance have agreed to abide by the TMA's Code of Ethics.
Q: WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A TMA MEMBER?
A: Please visit our Contact Us page for instructions on how to file a grievance.
Q: MY TALENT MANAGER IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE TMA BUT I WOULD LIKE TO FILE A GRIEVANCE AGAINST THEM. CAN I DO THAT?
A: The TMA can only investigate grievance claims against TMA Members. If you have a complaint against a Talent Manager that is not a member, consider contacting an Entertainment Attorney.
Q: A TALENT MANAGER WANTS TO SIGN ME, BUT INSISTS I TAKE A MANDATORY SEMINAR UP FRONT BEFORE THEY'LL ADD ME TO THEIR ROSTER. CAN THEY DO THAT?
A: It is not ethical for a Talent Manager to charge a client any upfront fees in exchange for representation.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? VISIT THE CONTACT US PAGE AND REACH OUT!!!