Agent on Demand
Warren Winter, aka The Pixel Pimp, is a photojournalism industry veteran with 25 years experience. He’s been a Director, Managing Director, Editor, and Consultant, to many major photo agencies including his own agency, PSG, as well as other famous agencies including Polaris, WpN, ZUMA, Sipa, and WireImage. The photographers and newspapers he’s represented have seen their work on covers including Time, Newsweek, People, US Weekly, Paris Match, Stern, and Der Spiegel (to name a few), and been featured in every major publication in the world. The Pixel Pimp is a photo agency-related news and philosophy column written in a blunt, hopefully insightful, always sarcastic manner.
â€¢ SIPA Press – Picture Editor / North American news, sports, and entertainment.
â€¢ ZUMA Press – Syndication Director
â€¢ WpN (World Picture Network) – Director of Syndication & Archives
â€¢ WireImage – Managing Director of News
â€¢ Polaris Images – Consultant
Photographers, both well established and those establishing themselves, as well as newspaper photo directors often need candid advice from a photo agent. Â Problem is two fold. Â One, if you already have an agent asking them for even a little advice on a project you landed independently could cost you 35-50% of the total fee. Â Second, if you don’t yet have an agent then you have no agent from whom to get candid, trustworthy advice. Â Now there is an alternative. Â Agent On Demand (AoD). Â Whether you’re presently working with an agency or not, you can get the advice of a photo agency management veteran.
AoD bills you for the time we spend discussing whatever you need in 15 minute blocks payable by credit card. Â Most questions can be resolved in 15 – 30 minutes. Â That’s a much smaller cut of a $1000 assignment than giving up 35-50% of the fee to your traditional agency. Â If you feel it’s necessary, AoD can step in and negotiate directly with your client on your behalf then normal agency rates apply. Â AoD takes 40% of stock and 35% of assignment fees. Â All conversations are kept in the strictest of confidence and you are not obligated to use my services again in the future. Â I’m there for you when you need me and gone when you don’t.
1- Advise on understanding and negotiating contracts with clients and agencies.
2- Advise on approaching or working with specific publications, editors, and agencies.
3- Advise on editing portfolios prior to presenting to publications and agencies4- Advise on negotiating licensing fees for stock and creative fees for assignments.
5- Advise on alternatives to traditional licensing markets.
6- Advise newspapers on how to more effectively manage the licensing and syndication of their archives and daily production to maximize revenue.
7- Advise newspapers on how to price stock licensing requests from textbook publishers, magazines, broadcasters and so on.
8- Assist/advise newspapers overwhelmed with requests in the event they find themselves in the middle of a major breaking news story. (www.psgwire.com/PhotoSyndication_Demo).
Advice rendered via telephone or IM chat is billed to your credit card at a rate of $50 for the first 15 minutes and $17 for every 5 minutes after that.
If you ask me to negotiate or license directly with your client on your behalf we take 40% for stock and 35% for assignments.