Hoping to book a big-name celebrity for your next special event?
It’s not as easy as it sounds. One thing must remember is that for celebrities, time is their most precious commodity.
Rita says a famous actor might have a commercial agent, talent agent, business manager, personal manager, personal publicist, film publicist, accountant, lawyer and a few personal assistants. Then there’s the actor’s family, friends and relatives.
“They all want a piece of the celebrity’s time, so the last thing you want to do is have them feel like you are wasting it,” she says.
That means if you’re asking celebrities to appear at your function, allow them to arrive just before they are needed, and allow them to leave after they’ve fulfilled their duties. You’ll score extra points with the celebrity if you’re providing limo service so they don’t have to worry about traffic, directions or parking.
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