Art vs. Commerce
About This Show
The Art vs. Commerce podcast is a conversation with creative industry professionals who have made a career out of their art. The discussions range from guest's personal history to how they manage to maintain their unique aesthetic in an arena that demands compromise. As a cinematographer and director for commercials, documentary and narrative, Jared has these conversations often with friends and collaborators. A lifelong lover of radio and podcasts, bringing these discussions to an audience is a great way to share collective experiences and deepen our understanding of this challenging balance.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 36 - Walter Partos
Walter Partos is the owner of Partos Company which represents cinematographers, costume designers, production designers, producers and editors. Their artists have won virtually every award in the entertainment industry including Oscars, Spirits Awards, Cannes Gold Lions, Emmys, BAFTAs and MTV Music Video Awards.
Walter started his career as a literary agent and his clients included Quentin Tarantino, Mardik Martin (Raging Bull, Mean Streets), Chris DeVore (Elephant Man), Rolf De Heir (Bad Boy Bubby).
After literary representation, the next step in his career was representing visual artists. One of the first visual artists he represented was cinematographer Jordan Croenenweth. One of the first visual artists he represented was cinematographer Jordan Croenenweth who taught him the importance of listening.Now the company represents a large number of cinematographers including a former podcast guest Oren Soffer.
This episode is unique in that instead of a more chronological discussion of Walter's career we dive deep into the intricacies of being an agent with the hour long discussion taking on a more Q&A form about the craft with Walter extolling advice about a number of topics including: how to get an agent, what an agent can do for you, common misconceptions about agents, how to be a professional artist…
We recorded this conversation over the course of a few discussions due to technical reasons. With that in mind, the conversation touches upon the same topics in a few different ways but it all felt helpful so the various conversations have been combined into one episode.