2012年7月29日星期日

He'll hold your ladder of success


Talent agent Supachai 'A' Sirijit, who manages many A list stars and other celebrities, has been called greedy

That has a lot to do with him taking a big cut of their earnings, an opportunist who steals talent from other agents, and a fashion clown who always totes a Hermes bag.

Frankly, he doesn't care, as long as he and his clients and his stars-in-the-making are happy.

Consider what A has been through. He started out as an extra, hanging around film sets for next to no pay. He has a degree in engineering but invented (at least for Thailand) his own business model, moulding good-looking but ordinary kids into stars and matching them with the right jobs.

He scouts for fresh talent nationwide and invests a great deal of time and money into each new recruit. They move into his elaborately equipped Bt50-million house. They get whatever plastic surgery, fitness training and acting and voice coaching they need, on top of help completing school.

A treats them like his own kids, even rising at 6am to cook breakfast. He sees to their needs and makes pitches on their behalf all day, finally switching off his phone at 2am.

Among A's great discoveries you can count the top-paid stars in the trade today, Naded Kugimiya and Patcharapa "Aum" Chaichua.

"I don't charge a specific percentage," A tells Praew magazine. "They can just give me some cash when from their income after taxes. I just tell them to consider how much they'll give their parents."

If A spoils himself, it's with those Bt100,000 handbags. "No one knows when they're goingto die, and in the meantime I want to live my life to the fullest."

All those cheap handbags tend to draw attention, so A has become a star himself, to the point he'srealised that he can start charging a fee to attend public events. You'll need at least Bt50,000 to get him in the room. So it appears that A is fulfilling his own dreams now as well. He certainly took enough grooming!

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