Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2010

Talent Agencies

by Thomas R. Eisenmann, Toby E. Stuart and Lauren Barley


The case overviews the talent agency industry in Hollywood in 2009. Focuses on the role of the talent agent, the dynamics of professional service firms, the challenges facing agencies in light of major changes in the entertainment industries, and a possible merger between two of the industry's five major players.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Problems and Challenges; Change; Entertainment and Recreation Industry; Los Angeles;


Eisenmann, Thomas R., Toby E. Stuart, and Lauren Barley. "Talent Agencies." Harvard Business School Case 810-104, April 2010.