There are two very different types of mother agencies. Both play an important role in your career, but they are very different, and you need to understand the role of each before signing another contract.
To keep things simple and separate, we’ll call one a mother agency, and the other a mother agent.
- Mother agencies are agencies that contract you out to other agencies. By default, an agency you have an exclusive all-encompassing contract is a mother agency, although they may not all contract with other agencies for more work.
- Mother agents are individuals and or non-agencies that act as a mother agent, help develop you and get you signed. In short, more like a manager.