Dick Bandit Writes:
Too many people are bashing Derek Hay these days. So, here’s my 3 cents.
I’m sure he is a worthless prick, I’ve seen him in this house on set and yes he’s a little arrogant fucker who sticks his chest out like a tough guy around 105 pound chicks but hides behind doors or under desks when confronted by pitbulls or guys. Make fun of him, call him arrogant, call him gay, call his Astin a pathetic attempt at manhood. BUT, call him a good Talent Agent.
His girls show up to set 90% of the time. He always has the newest and freshest talent. He keeps people informed of new talent with professional email blasts and he goes as far as to keep you up to date on talent that’s been in his stable for some time by sending out “reminders”. He has a great staff of people like Richard, Kelly, Fran and Lisa that will bust their ass to get a director what he or she needs to make a shoot. If someone flakes on a set guess who 99% of the directors call for a last minute girl…. DIRECT. Bottom line, Derek and his agency are reliable!!!!!
Derek steers the girls into directions that enhance their careers, mainstream gigs, dancing, cable shows, contracts. Or he steers them to the money if that’s their route, escorting. BUT the key point there is he steers them, but ultimately the talent has the final say.
Basically Derek is a middle man for the talent and the studios. He may not be the brightest of them all, spend five minutes having a conversation with him and you’ll realize he has less intelligence than Kurt Lockwoods asshole, but it’s not his job to be smart, it’s his job to deliver talent to sets and to deliver good paying jobs to the girls. So, regardless of his attitude or shitty personality, call it like it is. He’s a good middleman and provides a service to this industry that makes it better for all involved.