Definitions

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  • n. A talent agency.

Etymologies

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From the traditional 10% commission which agents collect from whatever amount their clients earn.

Examples

  • CAA Sports was named top athletic tenpercentery the past two years by Sports Business Journal.

    Variety.com

  • But things aren't necessarily bad out there: One tenpercentery partner argues that any talented writer who wanted to work managed to get a job this year.

    Variety.com

  • The tenpercentery has signed Cartel Creative as a client and will help the Seoul-based entertainment and sports agency boost the profile of its talent across all areas, including movies, TV, videogames, music and licensing.

    Variety.com

  • Together with his U. S.-based agent Jerome Duboz at tenpercentery William Morris, Bouchareb is now in the process of finding a U.S. co-producer for the pic, which he hopes to start shooting in spring 2010.

    Variety.com

  • Longtime ICM agent Nick Reed has been fired by the tenpercentery.

    Variety.com

  • Because the former WMA board member with big clients -- he's best known for representing Regis Philbin and Emeril and making gobs of money for the Morris agency over the years -- was considered the highest grossing tenpercenter in the tenpercentery.

    Deadline.com

  • Being a partner in EMC's slate of deals is a way of expanding CAA's revenue base, and helps make it a bigger player in the film biz than it could be as a tenpercentery.

    Variety.com

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