Taylor Bright and Sadie Stanley of Kim Possible

Taylor Bright and client Sadie Stanley of Kim Possible

If you’ve ever wanted to get the inside scoop on talent management, this podcast is a must-listen. My guest on this episode of Hometown to Hollywood is Taylor Bright, a Talent Manager with Stagecoach Entertainment in Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a manager, she worked in casting offices at Bullock & Snow Casting and Aufiero/Horn Casting on projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV & CW.

We discuss a wide range of subjects, including how talent management works, the difference between agents and managers, what makes a great manager, advice for actors (and parents of young actors), how to get a manager, the best and worst times of the year to come to Los Angeles, advice for beginning actors, and much more.

A few of my favorite quotes from the podcast:

  • “If you’re self-taping you can do it as many times as you want, so why isn’t it perfect?”
  • “Find the person who’s most passionate about you.”
  • “As a manager I’m here to oversee your whole career and guide your brand.”
  • “With agents you typically have a theatrical agent, and a commercial agent, and a social media or digital agent, and a voiceover agent, and my job [as manager] is to make everyone work together.”
  • “When pins are released? When tests don’t go our way? On to the next.”
  • “Are you doing something every day that makes you a better actor?”
  • “You don’t show up to Wrigley Field and knock on the door and demand to pitch that day. You start with t-ball.”
  • “If you’re not getting calls back [from your reps] that’s a bigger conversation. It needs to be addressed.”
  • “Don’t come out without a plan. Take acting classes. Do something fun. Go to Disneyland!”
  • “Do Community Theater. Do plays. Do musicals. Expose yourself to the craft.”
  • “Go to the AFI Top 100 films list and start at the beginning. Find actors who inspire you and watch their work.”
  • “If you’re going to take the time to self-tape, watch it. Take notes.”
  • “Hard work wins out. Always.”
  • “Your parents can guide you, but at the end of the day it’s your career.”


Follow Taylor HERE:

Instagram: @taylormariebright


It’s amazing what you can learn in a one-hour podcast. Imagine what you can learn in a one-on-one consultation! If you are trying to get an acting career started, or have already begun but feel stuck, book a consultation with me online or in-person in LA. I can help you save months and years of time, and thousands of dollars, and help you create a roadmap to increase your chances of success. No one can promise you success… but I can help you take actions that will make it more likely, and save you some drama along the way.