I've recently been pursued by an agent and have had some nice conversation with them. However they are wanting to get a piece of my equipment rental as part of their commission. This doesn't seem right to me and I wanted to throw it out to the greater Steadicam community for feedback. I've never heard of an agent getting anything past labour, has anyone else?
While I am interested in not having to deal with negotiations with Production monetarily and also the potential contacts they could offer, I also want to protect my investment. I have a lot of money invested at this point and don't feel comfortable paying someone else for my financial risk.
I'd really love to hear peoples thoughts on this topic.