A new agency takes advantage of a spate
of talent who are acting out. The boutique agency carves out a
niche area of mangagment.
BEVERLY HILLS —— Got anger? Still want to have an
acting career? That's possible now, with the latest addition to
the elite powerhouse talent agencies in town. They're called The
Anger Management Agency
"They're victims of their
own success, and they need more specialized attention which addresses
their particular needs. That's where we come in."
Stockwell, AMA founder
"We saw a real need in Hollywood for such a place." says Candice Stockwell, one of AMA's founders. "Talented artists like Winona [Ryder] and Nick [Nolte] are the most visible clients that we've signed recently. These people don't need our condemnation. They're victims of their own success, and they need more specialized attention which addresses their particular needs. That's where we come in. Sure, we coddle them at times, but hey, that's our job. We think it's a win-win situation for everyone: With our focused support, they'll act out less and have enough time leftover to concentrate on their actual, on-screen acting."
Stockwell and her partners emphasize, however, that while they can provide an extra level of protection for their clients, that they themselves are not therapists. They admit that they might "hook up" a client with a therapist to get at the source of his or her anger.
Asked if the pool of available actors was broad enough to base an agency around, Stockwell exclaims, "Oh, I assure you, there are plenty of other angry, bitter or otherwise frustrated actors who are bursting at the seams. Don't worry about that."