THANK YOU FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES & ARTS COMMUNITY FOR HELPING CHI TALENT MANAGEMENT REACH THE 30K FUNDRAISING GOAL IN A LITTLE LESS THAN A MONTH!
WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT MONETARY DONATIONS THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST TO HELP WITH ADDITIONAL YEARLY BUDGET EXPENSES.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE CAMPAIGN WITH NETWORKS & SPREAD THE WORD!
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” -Oprah Winfrey
Hello, my name is ChiChi Anyanwu and as long I can remember, I have always been passionate about connecting a diverse arts community and providing opportunities that advance and strengthen their careers.
Like many in March 2020, my life changed, and I found myself out of my talent management job of 8+ years due to the economics effect of COVID-19. Shortly after, I was scrambling to find a new job, even contemplating going back to school and a total career change. Then it occurred to me, even after losing my job, many of my clients wanted to continue working with me. They believed in me even in my moments of self-doubt. Their belief solidified my own. I realize what I have known for some time. Building talent from the ground up is what I WANT to do, what I LOVE to do and what I am GOOD at. This realization led me to take matters into my own hands. Hence, CHI Talent Management, LLC was born.
WHAT I DO?
My work bridges the gap between managing the talent of the individual and empowering them to achieve their personal and professional goals:
--Focus on advising and counseling each artist with an eye to making the artist as marketable and attractive to talent buyers as possible
--Manage the artist’s professional life in a way that allows the artist to focus on creative productivity.
--Advise, counsel, direct, and coordinate the development of the artist’s career.
--Serve as a spokesperson for the artists.
In short, I allow artists to thrive and create, while I manage their business matters.
WHAT IS MY EXPENSE BUDGET?
My annual budget is roughly $45, 000 yearly. I am looking to raise at least $30,000 to go towards business expenses for the first year.
Talent Representation Resources
Breakdown Services NY & LA: Every successful manager an agent needs access to this site in order to submit clients for projects (Includes audition sides, screenplays, coordinates the release of casting information, submissions from talent representatives and online auditions).
Imdb Pro Membership (Manage client photos and the credits on IMDbPro, IMDb, and Prime Video. Find industry contacts & talent representation).
Office space from September-May (Includes co-working space, business mail, Office Reception/screened calls, conference rm usage, networking events)
Office Supplies (Paper, ink, notebooks, notepads, pens, staples, folders, binders, etc)
Assistant/Intern (Administrative duties, social media, website maintenance)
Bookkeeper (Quickbooks specialist for tracking finances)
Publicity: Hiring a publicist for a few months to help get the word out on business launch
LLC NY Publishing Requirement: (New York is one of three states that still requires newly-formed Limited Liability Companies to publish an announcement of their formation in two local newspapers (1 weekly, 1 daily paper) once a week for six weeks in a row.)
Miscellaneous Fees: If I make over my funding goal, will use extra funds towards the below:
General Liability Insurance Office
Talent Management Association Membership Fees
After years of working on the business side of the entertainment industry, I decided to create a management company that enables my clients to dream and think big. The same way I take a chance on my clients and the arts community, I am asking you to take a chance on me and CHI Talent Management.
Thanks in advance for visiting my campaign page! Much love!