What It’s Really Like to Be a Celebrity Manager

Written for FLARE‘s 9-5 series.

Does your job include any unusual tasks? We have an office policy of opening all fan mail on behalf of our clients prior to passing it on to the respective client since we often get some crazy stuff. One time, we got five huge oil paintings sent from somewhere overseas that took up our entire boardroom table. They smelled horrible and depicted our client’s face mixed in with mystical creatures and random objects like keys. Another time, we got a large package from a fan with cat photos hoping that our client would autograph them since he heard she liked cats. The photos also included 15 of his own cats in a bathtub.

What are your work hours like? My office hours are about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but I’m connected to my phone all the time, and I’m often reading scripts in the off hours.

Do you do anything in the morning to get in the zone? I just started meditating, and I also have a big German Shepherd-Retriever that I go for walks with in the forest every morning. That gives me about an hour every day of just my own thoughts and organizing what I have to do.

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