Jose Baez, the attorney who successfully got Casey Anthony acquitted of murder charges, is on the hunt for representation.
And a curious thing went down yesterday:
Baez signed with the Hollywood agency Paradigm — then was dropped by them a matter of hours later.
Of course, the real question is: when she walks free on July 17, what sort of representation opportunities will await Anthony herself?
The past few days have been riddled with speculation on how Anthony might financially capitalise on her case.
(She’ll need to, if the state’s attempts to pump her for cash go through.)
Key to that effort is a successful agent/publicist team who can massage her image, separate legit commitments from gotcha jobs and, most importantly, push for maximum compensation.
If Anthony’s smart, she’ll zero in on the Hollywood biggies — interviews are where she’s going to make her real, instant money, since any immediate book effort will likely be met with a huge boycott (if not outright merchandise vandalism).
But for agencies themselves, repping Anthony is tricky business — as evidenced by Paradigm’s flip-flop.
You can bet that when Anthony finds representation, there won’t be any company-wide press release going out — and somebody will be quick to say they’re donating a portion of something to good causes.
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