— Submitted by SAG member Sarah Spiegel
So, I'm reading the Screen Actor Magazine and I felt compelled to write an E-mail and nominate my lovely agent Annette Robinson of Artistic Talent. Annette has every aspect I look for in an agent - She's strong, knowledgeable, a true friend and it's a great feeling to know she's always looking out for me.
I knew Annette was not only a wonderful agent but also a genuine human being when we were having lunch in Hollywood several months ago. I was waiting on a phone call from my father about my mother's cancer test results. Sure enough, the call came through and I heard the news that no child wants to hear. My mother had been diagnosed with uterine cancer. Annette immediately got on her phone, and helped me book a ticket to fly home to be with them. She held my hand and lent an ear when I needed it most. As the weeks passed, Annette practically went through all the surgeries and doctor visits as if it was her own mother. She inquired almost every day about my mom's state of being and always sent me positive thoughts and E-mails. And, I'm grateful to say - Annette was there when I finally delivered the news that my mother was cancer-free.
I do a lot of performing around Los Angeles, and I can always count on Annette to be there in the audience, supporting, beaming and being one of my biggest fans. She supports me on stage and off stage - she is there for me as a performer and as a friend.
What more can you ask of someone who:
1.Believes in my talent.
2.Is a strong business woman.
3.Is a genuine friend.
So I thought I'd write a little something for her and gratefully say THANK YOU, ANNETTE.
SAG member Sarah Spiegel
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