There have been a few heart wrenching topics floating in the magic community, 2 of the common topics are: exposure of trade secrets and copy cat magicians.
Apparently for Turkish magician, Doruk Ulgen (a David Blaine look-a-like), copy cat magicians affected him in many ways. A public video was made addressing to David Copperfield, Jeff McBride, Pen&Teller and Mac King — the main magicians that his competitors have successfully copied the original acts without the creator’s permission and have since soared stardom on local programs such as Turkey’s Got Talent.
Such copyright issues are tricky as the productions are not as big like international shows like Cats – The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera or Les Misérables.
At ATOM we believe in original scripting, original choreography and original personality. Believe us, it will bring BIGGER success. Just look at David Copperfield, Jeff McBride, Pen&Teller and Mac King. They made their millionaires with magic — which they 100% deserve.
Now most bookers/agents may not be aware of this but customized shows and out-of-the-ordinary performances will most likely stumble a copy cat magician. Making the event look bad for the event organizers and bookers/agents. We encourage bookers/agents to support REAL talents by hiring REAL performer (we use this term because copy cat artiste doesn’t just limit themselves to just magic). Yes, they may charge a higher rate and it will be awarding.
All the best!
SINGAPORE MAGICIAN / MENTALIST
SINGAPORE MAGIC SCHOOL