Q:Hi, my name is Kristen. I was reading your blog about your previous experience working with the VMAs and such. I was wondering how you got started in that. I have experience being a part of a live audience and a seatfiller, but would like to take the next step as possibly a talent escort for shows. I'm not sure if there's a certain company in charge or anything but any insight on getting my foot in the door would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Kristen
The trick is, I worked at MTV. There is a certain talent company who work with them, and most other major awards shows, offering extra talent help (or primary talent help for one-offs and networks with no fleshed out music or talent department), but I also happen to know they largely hire lower-level people who already work in entertainment and have experience working with celebs.
Pitch in kid, get yourself a low-paying job in the music industry!