This whole thing has gotten more play than it probably deserves but one thing jumped out at me.
What seems to be forgotten here is exactly who works for whom. Let’s break this down to the brass tacks.
An agent’s job is to get his talent the best rates he can and to advise what is best for the talent, however he works for the talent, they do not work for him. So if Jeff Mullen calls and says I want to hire so and so girl and I will pay her whatever for the day, it’s fine for Ben to say thats not enough…BUT Ben has a full responsibility to tell the talent about this offer and let the talent make the decision. he can advise against it if he wants but in the end, it’s her call NOT his. Technically his not doing so could cost him his license in California I think.
So all of this back and forth is really just stupid games…do your fucking job, tell the talent about the offer, if they refuse then fine, nobody takes issue with that. Shut your fucking hole and do what you are required to do.
See how simple things are when ya just use common sense….