Student Information

Student Name

Arabelle Luke

Email

araluk@epsd.org

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Shirley Grant Management

Mentor(s):Dave McKeown & Laura Van Winkle

Topic of Internship

Talent Management

Background Information

Shirley Grant Management is New York 's premier talent management firm for kids, teens, and young adults. For thirty one years, Shirley Grant has represented and developed talent for work in TV, film, commercials, Broadway, and modeling. SGM is best known for starting the careers of The Jonas Brothers, Christina Ricci, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and many more. As a management company, Shirley Grant Management strives to develop and manage their clients to a successful career in show business, while having a strong focus on family, education, and fun.

Summary of Internship

Interning at Shirley Grant Management puts me right in the seat of a manager. There is always a resume to update or a new client to put on Breakdown Express, an internet database for clients, agents, and projects. Of course there is a lot of regular intern work such as organizing folders, cleaning around the office, and counting headshots. However, there is a lot of interactive jobs that need to be done such as answering phones, sending clients out on auditions, and even interviewing (and judging) potential clients. Though I may be doing the same work every day, each day at my internship is different. I never see the same audition or project twice - and if I do, I am witnessing the development of something on Broadway or television. Having this internship, I have learned what film makers and Broadway producers need as well as how to spot promising talents. Hopefully, one day, I would be able to say that I contributed to the success of a client at Shirley Grant management and furthermore, I contributed to the success of the company as a whole.

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