Talent Agent

Agents work in the fast-paced sports and entertainment industries. They represent the interests of athletes, models, actors, entertainers or writers.

$30,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Moderate Demand

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Dimitrios Seymour

Sports & Entertainment Agent – Dimitrios Managment Group (DMG)

I am Certified NBA/FIBA Agent; Canada’s Top 100 Most Influential People, 2014; F.A.B.I.O award recipient as Faces Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013; Black Business Professionals Association award recipient, 2013- has been steadily building DMG into an international destination.

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What is your educational background?
I earned a Certificate of Leadership at uGuelph and a Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Entrepreneurship from uOttawa. I earned both while playing varsity basketball between 2008-2013, and maintained an “A-” average to become an Academic All-Canadian.

What are your daily responsibilities?
Representing basketball players, musicians, models and actors involves wearing many different hats. Lots of emails and calls get sent out each day — both cold and warm for promotion purposes to teams or end-clients. We work with teams in the NBA G League, and overseas across Europe and Asia. Clients such as Nike, Adidas, Roots, Urban Planet, McDonalds, Shoppers, etc. One the music side, I can be coordinating features with artist managers (Lil Yachty and Sage The Gemini for instance), working on shows/festivals, or giving input on “day to day” creative decisions on mixing songs, artwork, feedback on verses, etc.

What hurdles did you face?
All the time — being an entrepreneur is one of the most exhaustive but exhilarating things anyone can do. It takes a toll mentally to put your all into something either full-time or part-time (some entrepreneurs work on building their business after they finish their day job) and to not see an immediate return on your investment; time investment and financial investment. The sports and entertainment industries are cut-throat and the “Agency Business” is very competitive. There are “proverbial fires” that we need to put our on a daily/weekly basis

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Daily Tasks

01.

 Negotiate with businesses and organizations on behalf of clients

02.

Book public appearances and find work and product endorsements for clients

03.

Scout and recruit new clients

Typical Workplace

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Communication skills
Collaborative Skills
Computer skills
Grade 11

English (ENG3C/U)
Mathematics (MBF3C1/MCF3M1/MCR3U1)
Accounting (Recommended)
Business (Recommended)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Grade 12

English (ENG4C/U)
Accounting (Recommended)
Mathematics (MAP4C1/MHF4U1/MDM4U1)
Business (Recommended)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

*Additional 4U/M Courses For University Candidates*

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