Celebrity Hire

Published by Mike Costello on April 5, 2016

Date: 13.08.2010

Celebrity Hire Agencies

Agencies that specialist in booking Celebrities are invaluable when it comes to contacting, negotiating and arranging a celebrity appearance and often specialise in particular areas of celebrity hire.

Celebrities have personal managers to negotiate and arrange their personal appearances and other engagements. Celebrity hire can be difficult for the general public, finding the personal manager of a particular celebrity is just as difficult as finding the celebrity themselves. So what is the best way to find them?

Celebrity Hire For Different Types of Events

Some Agencies specialist in particular areas of celebrity hire including After Dinner Speakers, Conference Speakers, Business Speakers and Motivational Speakers. Others specialise in personal appearances for a wide variety of events, still more specialist in hiring Comedians, Famous Disc Jockeys and Sports Celebrities.

Individual Celebrities have clearly defined skills, talent and experience and are suited to particular types of Events. For example a young fashion conscious female soap star might be appropriate to Host a Fashion Awards Ceremony but unsuitable to host a music Event. Alternatively, a famous Comedian may be perfect as an After Dinner Speaker but inappropriate as an Awards Host for a Business Event.

Research and Budgeting

First it is necessary to do some research on celebrity hire from individual agencies and the types of Celebrities they provide. When you are satisfied that you have found an agency that can provide the types of Celebrity you require, go ahead and make an inquiry.

They will have the necessary contacts to locate individual managers and the skills to negotiate on your behalf. You should set a budget, inform the agent how much you can afford and ask for his advice regarding celebrity hire and which Celebrities might be possible within your budget.

A little forethought about celebrity hire for your event and the skills and talent that you need from a Celebrity will help to identify an appropriate personality. If you are uncertain about matching your requirements with a particular Celebrity, the Agency concerned should be able to point you in the right direction and make recommendations.

When the Agent has established which Celebrity suits your particular requirements and budget, he will be able to contact their manager to obtain availability and negotiate their Fee.

Should your first choice Celebrity be unavailable the Agency can make further recommendations and conduct further negotiations. When you have settled on a Celebrity and when fees and expenses have been agreed, Contracts will be issued.


In order to obtain the best results from celebrity hire and from your individual Celebrity a brief, script or itinerary may be necessary. For more detailed events meetings and or rehearsals may be necessary and your Agency will make arrangements.

When dealing with your Agency ask questions, discuss and be prepared to answer any questions they may have about your event. The better informed you keep your Agency the more successful and enjoyable will be your event.

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