tenpercentery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the traditional 10% commission which agents collect from whatever amount their clients earn.[1]

Noun[edit]

tenpercentery (plural tenpercenteries)

  1. A talent agency.
    • 2000, Dan Cox & Claude Brodesser, "Seismic steps for H'w'd reps", Variety, 13 June 2000:
      Twenty-five years ago, a clutch of agents left the William Morris Agency to form CAA, forever changing the way tenpercenteries conduct business.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ David Kukoff, Vault Guide to Television Writing Careers, Vault Inc. (2006), ISBN 1581313713, page 83