We have much news to share:
- Big Fish NW Talent Representation is now a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency.
- Talent-Agency Agreement for non-union talent is now exclusive.
- Melissa Baldauf has taken the place by storm.
- We’re happy to have Elyse Sevener more at-the-ready.
- Becky Reilly is now ‘in the back of the house’.
- 2016 marks 20 years for BFNW in Spokane and 15 years in Seattle.
- Gordon Adams and Becky Reilly couldn’t be more please with the future seen on the horizon.
Big Fish NW Talent Representation is now a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency!
2016 marks a new chapter in the history of Big Fish as we have been granted SAG-AFTRA franchised status. To be honest, this doesn’t really change much for our day-to-day; because we’ve always worked in a manner that serves talent best. The major change of note, however, is union talent can now officially be represented by Big Fish NW. It also requires some paperwork, for those in the ranks who are union, in the form of an exclusive SAG-AFTRA talent-agency contract. All currently represented union talent will receive a follow-up email with more information, soon.
Talent-Agency Agreement for non-union talent is now exclusive.
As with the new union contract mentioned above, our new non-union agreement will ask for Big Fish NW to be your sole representation, if not throughout the Pacific Northwest, at least within the state of Washington (and Northern Idaho) … to work with Big Fish NW exclusively to represent your interests in any/all projects. All currently represented non-union talent should look for a follow-up email with the aforementioned agreement and other information, soon.
Melissa Baldauf has taken the place by storm.
As you already know, Melissa began her new job as Agency Director here at Big Fish this past summer; and, as we expected, she is doing truly phenomenal work! Overall, our volume of opportunities has expanded and the quality of both talent and projects increased. Now with the franchise thing … with you … we’re unstoppable!!
Since Melissa has had the time, now, to give everything at Big Fish NW a good look. We have asked her to followup this ‘address’ with her findings, expectations, concerns, joys, etc. All Fish: look for that in your inbox, soon.
We’re happy to have Elyse Sevener more at-the-ready.
With sadness we report that Elyse Sevener’s father passed away in 2015, after a long-term battle with a rare cancer. The past years have been quite the trial for her and her family as they battled, laughed, cried and sang with her father. We are certainly glad to have Elyse more readily available, now; but continue to ask God to bless and care for her and her family.
Becky Reilly is now ‘in the back of the house’.
Becky Reilly’s duties have now fully transferred to ‘admin’ only (she truly couldn’t be more thrilled!) She is still workin’ it, still a principal and always available. She is still your gal if you have payment/accounting questions, online portfolio system issues, etc. Spokane talent should look for future opportunities for principal character work from Melissa and for extra work from Elyse. (email@example.com / elyse
2016 marks 20 years for BFNW in Spokane and 15 years in Seattle.
Time truly flies! 20 years ago Becky Reilly opened Big Fish NW in Spokane and 15 years ago Gordon Adams joined the team to open our Seattle office. Our invoice system reflects nearly 25,000 entries with $7.4 million in talent fees booked as a result. We couldn’t be more proud!!
We are hoping to pull together proper celebrations both in Spokane and Seattle before the close of 2016. It is a daunting task both logistically and financially. HOWEVER, we are BIG FISH so we are sure we can pull together a fun celebration in both Spokane and Seattle. That said, we really need your help! Got ideas? … Are you or do you know a party planner? … in a Band? … are you a DJ? … Caterer? … Got a venue? … etc? Email any notes, thoughts, referrals, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Adams and Becky Reilly couldn’t be more pleased with the future seen on the horizon.
Having worked hard all of these years to create and maintain our business & philosophy, there is no way we could be more pleased with what the future of Big Fish NW Talent Representation holds. We say to each other often: “What a beautiful thing we’ve built!” We are all blessed here at ‘the fish’, are delighted to have you be a part of our story, and looking ever forward to many more years of success, together.
We’d like to leave you with a special music video, produced by Gordon Adams with the help of the fine folks at JibJab: http://www.jibjab.com/
view/bwDQbDH06Udl2oGo4jWp. Enj oy!
Gordon Adams, Becky Reilly, Melissa Baldauf, Elyse Sevener