Q: What does Rick do for his clients?
- First and foremost, I am your representative, so I would handle all negotiations with your current or future station and provide all the advice and counsel you need. In fact, I do everything a full-service agency does — and some things they don’t — except edit resume tapes.
- Whether you have – or are close to getting – an offer at a new station or you’re preparing to re-sign at your current one, I can negotiate every aspect of your employment contract, including salary, benefits, outs, and other “perks.”
- If you already have a contract, but don’t understand certain clauses or are concerned about the “legalese,” I can review it and advise you of your rights.
- I’m also available to review the contract that you currently have or have been offered by a traditional agent or manager to make sure you understand the rights and obligations it creates.
Q: How much does Rick charge?
- Unlike many agents, who may demand money up front and then expect 6-10% of your salary every month as long as you’re working under a contract they negotiated – or could have negotiated – I offer a variety of fee options.
- Depending on my level of involvement in the contract process, I either charge a small commission based on the value of any contract I negotiate for you (the “Contract Fee”) or a fee based on the amount of time I spend working on your behalf (the “Hourly Fee”).
- Most importantly, unlike traditional agency contracts, there’s no “perpetual commission clause” requiring you to keep paying fees for as long as you work at a particular station.
Q: How much time does a client have to pay?
- In most cases, the Hourly Fee is due within three (3) months of the date I finish working on your behalf, while the Contract Fee is usually paid over the duration of any contract I negotiate.
- I try to be very flexible, however, and I’ll do my best to find a payment schedule to fit your needs.