Please Note:Contacting Celebrities for you
CTI is a celebrity booking agency for paid events. CTI will not give out direct contact information, or contact any celebrities on your behalf for personal messages, or requests for autographs or signed memorabilia. Clients cannot contact celebrities directly to discuss their events. CTI does not handle any media requests, interviews, or film/TV casting.
Active Actors and Athletes
Actors who are actively filming major movie projects and athletes currently in season for their professional sport often do very limited speaking engagements or appearances, as they may have to cancel due to their main career obligations. Retired actors and athletes are the most secure bookings for our clients, and CTI has a very comprehensive list of these names that will do great events for you.
Talent Fees for Events
The lowest priced celebrities start at a minimum of $10,000 to $15,000, with very few expectations. Rarely do known names do events for less. It is in the client's best interest to book the biggest name that you can afford for the most successful event or project.
Generally well-known names that can help sell events will ask for a minimum of $40,000 to $50,000, even for fundraisers and benefits. Celebrities normally only donate their time for friends and family members, or for their own charities.
Bigger name performers, speakers, actors, and athletes have asking fees that are a minimum of $100,000.
The biggest names in music, like Sting, Rihanna, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake, will always ask for over $750,000+ for a US event, and even more for an international event. These acts very often turn down offers from buyers they do not know, and will only book a tour with major promoters such as Clear Channel, Live Nation, or AEG.
Speakers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and Richard Branson have a speaking fee of over $200,000. Speakers of this caliber generally require that a private jet be provided or paid for by the client.