Who started the Agency and when?
The LornaDave Agency began accepting tapes and clients in the spring of 2001.
At the helm of the agency are two people whose background in broadcast journalism spans more than thirty years. Between them, John Derr and Suzannah Nolt have worked in almost every facet of the business: reporting, anchoring, producing, editing shooting, sports reporting and anchoring, and talk show hosting.
Is the LornaDave Agency a licensed business?
Yes. We operate the agency under license by the state of Pennsylvania, overseen by the Department of Labor and Industry.
Why the name LornaDave?
No, LornaDave doesn't work here. The agency's name honors the memories of two loved ones, Suzannah's mom and John's brother, who died several years ago. We wanted to pay tribute to them, and found it fitting to include them in our dream of operating our own talent agency for broadcast professionals.
Do I sign a contract, and if so, for how long?
Our relationships with our clients are based on mutual trust, respect and passion for this business of television broadcasting. But, given that we're ALL professionals trying to succeed at our jobs, we do need that commitment on paper. Our contract commits you to three years as our client, with an "out" after 18 months.
After signing, when do I begin paying for your services?
You pay nothing until we successfully negotiate your new job. That means until you are under contract or other agreement with a new employer, you owe us nothing. After that, our fee is ten percent of whatever we negotiate for you.
Do you send reels in response to job openings?
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER! Each DVD we submit to job openings showcases the work of ONE client and one client only. YOU ALWAYS GET YOUR OWN DVD.
Where have you placed some of your clients?
Even though the agency has been around less than a decade, we've moved clients to all market sizes across the country from the network level to small markets. We also have clients working around the world. For information on where they're from and where they've gone, check out LORNADAVE NEWS.