I'll try to make this short and sweet. Basically I started out in both video and photo production, went to university on scholarship for video. My dream, besides writing and directing for Hollywood, and far more realistic, is to create music videos. I've been working on how to build myself up and recently have begun negotiations with a rising model/singer. It began as I wanted to hire her to continue to build up my portfolio. But as it turns out she is releasing her first album in September and being an opportunist, I'd like to make a play to provide her album cover and artwork (granted these may already be done at this point). So my questions are:
1. Should I be successful in negotiating either the shoot, or both the shoot and the album artwork, what is the best way for me to work with her manager to promote myself? They actually have asked "what kind of advertising I have in mind" in terms of how I would advertise myself using the photos, but how can they also help me?
2. This is entirely new territory for me working at this level of management/star. What should I know going into this? Any do's & dont's?
3. I have a fairly large budget for this shoot. How much is reasonable to offer?
I know this is a very specific scenario, but I really need help here as it is another stepping stone on the path of living my dream. Yes, I am paying her, but the goal is to do a few high profile shoots with several rising stars to build up my brand. Maybe this is foolish, but that is my battle plan.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and possible assist me.