Tom Kemper

Tom Kemper

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Tom Kemper is the author of "Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents" and a teacher at Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.


Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents

Jan 28, 2010
In this first-ever history of Hollywood agents, Tom Kemper mines agency archives to present an insider's view of their tooth-and-claw rise to power during the studio era Through case studies of key figures like Myron Selznick and Charles Feldman, we see that the agent's character and social relationships functioned within a business structure -- a good reputation and powerful connections were an agent's most precious assets.