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Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni


Wendy Alane Wright Interview with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni

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Today I am talking with Talent Manager Chris Giovanni. I am grateful for the time he has taken to speak with me and to share information with my readers!  


Chris Giovanni is the CEO/Founder and head talent manager at CGEM Talent in Los Angeles. Christopher's clients range from commercial to theatrical actors who have signed with many reputable talent agencies at William Morris Endeavors, Daniel Hoff, Prestige Talent, as well as shows like Fox's Glee, ABC's Modern Family, What Would You Do, and CBS Broad City.  www.cgemtalent.com


1) Hi Chris! Thank you for taking time to talk with me today! I know you are a very busy manager with tons of submissions coming in every week. What are 3 things new actors have done to get your attention and have you sign them? 

​A: Wendy while having quality headshots, reel and a resume are great, it boils down to energy and ambition for me. I need to see the personality and eagerness to achieve entertainment goals. If a new actor can walk into a room with my team and sell us their vision and goals -- I am more inclined to sign them.


2) Social Media is really important nowadays. How do you think an actor can use social media to assist in building their career today?

A: Yes, Social Media has become one of the largest marketing tools in show business today. Industry professionals are now using active social media profiles as influence with making decisions for certain projects.

Actors should use their social media as a vessel for creative input. You can start your own web series, share approved photographs of yourself on set -- I even know one actor who puts out a '30-second 

nooner' everyday at twelve documenting his personal and business life as an actor. Creating consistent material that is innovative will help you to stand out on social media for industry professionals.

​3) Chris what do you think the role is of a great talent manager?

A: The role of a great talent manager extends far past submitting your clients for breakdowns all day. It's becoming ONE with your actor to understand their individual wants and needs for their entertainment career. From their specific type, to helping them establishing brand presence -- all the way down to their allergies. 

A great talent manager will work hard to place you with the right agencies, make calls on your behalf to get you in the door, create ventures, as well as providing a 'second hand on your back' with your agents. We provide the TLC in show business.

4) What are 3 ways an actor can network and find their own opportunities?
A: Making connections in the industry is always #1. I can't stress this enoughIt takes more than just one postcard in the mail to establish relationships. Creating professional relationships with industry professionals are a lot like dating. If you really really like that guy or gal, are you just going to send them a postcard in the mail and wait for a reply? No -- you're going to get out there and show THEM that you like them.

That means inviting us to your shows, updating us on your major career accomplishments, and innovating your mail-in material. Give us a reason to keep your casting material. Creating relationships, having a great package, and establishing brand presence will help you expand on opportunities in show business.

5) We all have various motivations for becoming talent managers. I chose to be a manager because I wanted to help people love out their dreams. Why did you become a talent manager?
A: In High School, I was always the kid that introduced someone to someone. I had a large amount of friends who were photographers, so I would send them my friends who were attractive, or who needed new shots for modeling or acting. Little did I know, that was actually my first exposure to management!

I became a talent manager at the age of 19 simply because I love the business and watching actors work hard to achieve their goals. My dream is to make their dreams come true. As a young talent manager every day is a learning process for me. I enjoy being able to grow consistently with my clients.

​6) ​Your management company CGEM recently acquired the east coast creative magazine and public relation brand; Golden Boy Press.  How does marketing and branding play into an actors career?

A: Yes, we recently acquired Golden Boy Press under our media portfolio! We have a lot of exciting plans including releasing a spotlight section for new actors in the industry. This section will be sent out to various industry professionals within our network.

I would say that marketing and branding is one of the more vital components within an actor's career.  Branding is more than just a nice website, or a catchy hashtag. It's the way you deliver your lines, your type cast, the way you dress, your overall presence both online and in the audition room. An actor who establishes a brand are more than likely to stand out and get booked for the job.

7) Show business is a really competitive field. What do you feel are some of the out of box things an actor can do to promote their acting careers?

A: Create an online newsletter and invite industry professionals to subscribe to it. Sign up for Google Alerts with your favorite casting directors and producers. Use manageflitter.com to follow and connect with every single industry professional on twitter. Create a personalized skit on video for that industry professional to remember you by. Show Business operates off of innovation. Do something that will have us talking about you to our friends and colleagues.
8) This is my last question Chris and I am so grateful for your time today and your wisdom. What last “secret” words of wisdom would you like to share with upcoming actors?
​A: This may sound cliché, but STOP second-guessing yourself and just DO IT. What you won't do, someone else will. There is no better time than right now. You have to strike everything in life while it's hot. That means enrolling in the recommended acting training, self-submitting daily for new roles, introducing yourself to at least 3-5 new casting directors daily. Finding great representation to back you in the casting room.  The actor who is proactive is the one who achieves the success they desire.

To contact Chris:
Christopher Giovanni
Chief Executive Officer 

CGEM Talent Management

instagram:@chrisgiovannii



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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview with Talent Manager EILEEN O'FARRELL

                                                             Eileen O'Farrell
                   Talent Manager and owner of Eileen O'Farrell Personal Management

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview my friend Eileen O'Farrell who is also a Talent Manager in Los Angeles.  Of course the people we work with tend to also become our friends and I work every day with Actors, Manager, Agents, Casting Directors so I know some of the greatest people. I feel very fortunate for that and to work in this amazing and creative business. Managers are different from each other and I thought I would take a moment to share with you how Eileen O'Farrell works with her actors.

INTERVIEW WITH TALENT MANAGER EILEEEN O'FARRELL



WENDY:  Hi Eileen it's terrific to be able to speak with you about your company and how you work with actors. My first question is....where do you find your clients?

EILEEN O’FARRELL: Mostly thru agent or CD referrals.


WENDY: You actors have appeared in more shows than I can count including Castle, 2 Broke Girls, Superstore, Fresh Off The Boat, Scandal, Revenge, Criminal Minds, The Have Nots, Shameless, Bones, CSI: Cyber, Jane the Virgin, Supernatural etc. How do you pick your clients? What do you have to see?


EILEEN O’FARRELL: I need to see a spark in their eyes. A brightness to them. They need to want it, and when they do, I can see that.

  
WENDY: My friend Josh Latzer is one of your long time clients. I have seen you have great success with him and he is booking a lot. Josh also is one of the coaches my clients use when they have auditions in addition to CDs Carol Goldwasser and Dan Shaner, Cheryl Faye, Holly Powell, Gloria Garayua and Kim Crandall. Who do you have your clients coach with when they have auditions?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Mostly CD's who teach on-camera. Sam Stigletz, Holly Powell, Caroline Liem, Jeremy Gordon, Bruce Newberg.


WENDY: Actors are always wanting to be "pitched" by their managers to Casting Directors, in other words picking up the phone and personally suggesting your client for a role. When do you pitch on your actors?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: I pitch on Guest Star & above roles when the client is truly right for the role, IMO. I pitch when the client is good for a role and has pitch-able credits or experience, or talents.



WENDY: Yes that is the same for my company. An actor has to have credits that we can call casting with. If they have recently booked a co-star or guest star we draw attention to that to let casting know they are working actors. What is your relationship with casting directors? How do you network with them?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: I support them any way I can. Many have become my friends. I socialize with them at times, see their plays or projects when I can, things like that. Lots of phone friends.



WENDY: Did some of the kids you represent already have the credits when you signed them?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Rarely.



WENDY: Do you search out working actors to manage?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Not really. I rely on referrals. If I see someone at a play that I love, I'll check to see if they're repped and if not, I might reach out.


WENDY: As a Manager what do you do for your clients?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Depends on where they are in their career.  Most of my clients have agents but if they don't, I try & find an agent that would fit well with them. I work the breakdowns in 3 regions, L.A., NY & the SE. I have an apt. in Atlanta that my clients use when they work in the region, to off-set the whole local hire thing. I provide my clients guidance with coaching & classes, headshots, PR, social media. I encourage them & champion them. I walk them off ledges when they despair, I've paid their phone bills, rent, car payments, classes, headshots & I've pulled their dead cats from beneath their beds when they were beyond grief. In other words, I do all the stuff good managers do.

WENDY:  I can relate to that. I have paid for actor’s classes, headshots, gas to get to auditions, online casting subscriptions – even my assistant’s rent once or twice. IMO Going above and beyond is what good managers do. What management jobs do you have after they start on a series? Are you involved with their publicity? 



EILEEN O’FARRELL: I set up meetings with publicists, walk the red carpets, stay with them until they feel comfortable and then pull back when they feel like pros. I check in with them always & encourage them. I have taught my clients to 'live tweet', set up their twitter accounts, and helped to promote them to the best of my ability as a manager who is not a publicist!


Learn more about Live Tweeting: https://blog.hootsuite.com/how-to-live-tweet/


WENDY: How do you make money as a talent manager?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Well, I only commission on film & TV. No commercials, no VO, no print. I feel that since I don't submit on commercials, etc. , I shouldn't commission on it. So, my commission is 15% on all theatrical jobs & this includes all residuals. Checks go to clients direct & they pay me. And in the SE regions, I only commission my clients after I've got them going in L.A.



WENDY: This is a business and we both work very hard at it to make money. Where do you make the most money from actors?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: For me, I make the most $ on clients who are series regulars & heavily recurring characters. But I have a strong core group of actors who work consistently as Guest Stars & Co-Stars. It all adds up.



WENDY: How long does it usually take for your clients to start making money?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: Everyone has a different path. A few take off immediately while the majority need time to find their stride, their mojo. For most of my clients it's a steady build up. I find the actors who put the most effort & focus into their careers, rise steadily.



WENDY: Eileen we have come to the end of our interview and I am so grateful you have taken the time to help me educate actors. I have one final question, what do YOU think makes an actor successful?



EILEEN O’FARRELL: It just depends. An actor who is in always in a class, always learning & growing as an actor & a human being, who handles the mundane parts of the business without whining or procrastinating, ie. updates their pics on a regular basis, makes themselves available to audition, knows when it's acceptable to leave town, learns how to self-tape properly when out of town, knows the value of networking & social media, has a positive attitude, develops confidence... these actors usually find success in my experience. I believe one has to decide that this is their life & they're going to go for the gold and fully commit. Time wise, it varies.

Wow! Thank you Elileen I love learning from my friends and sharing the information with upcoming actors. If you want more insider information please continue to watch my videos on You Tube, read this blog and visit my coaching website SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD TALENT MANAGER.
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WENDY ALANE WRIGHT
Talent Manager WAW Entertainment 
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Twitter: @WAW_wendyalane

COACHING WEBSITE: http://www.secretsofahollywoodtalentmanager.com





Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager and the president of WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, and more. They have booked TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “My Haunted House,” and “Henry Danger,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Prior to being a manager and a talent agent at Burn Down Entertainment, Wright assisted many high profile managers, agents, and publicists. For 20 years she was a recording artist, actor, and music producer, and is now the author of five books called, “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.” Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of schools including the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina and LA Acting Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. For years she has appeared in numerous magazines, and on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reputable Talent Agencies Across the USA


Reputable Talent Agencies Across The USA

Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager and the president of WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, and more. They have booked TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “My Haunted House,”  "American Horror Story," "Walk The Prank," and “Henry Danger,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Prior to being a manager and a talent agent at Burn Down Entertainment, Wright assisted many high profile managers, agents, and publicists. For 20 years she was a recording artist, actor, and music producer, and is now the author of five books called, “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.” Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of schools including the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina and LA Acting Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. For years she has appeared in numerous magazines, and on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Wendy is also a Recording Artist, Actress, Author and Music Producer all  giving her a 360-degree perspective of the industry.




There are wonderful, hardworking Talent Agents outside of Los Angeles. Many actors start their acting careers in smaller markets. After speaking with tons of working actors about which agencies THEY recommend, here is my list for Reputable Talent Agencies across the USA.





ARIZONA

Signature Models & Talent
5743 E Thomas Rd # 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
http://www.signaturemodelsandtalent.com/
Dani's Agency
434 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
http://www.danisagency.com/

Deborah Maddox Agency
7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
http://www.maddoxagency.com/main.php


Robert Ford Black Agency
4032 N Miller Rd #104, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
http://www.fordrba.com/

Top acting school in Arizona:
LA Acting Academy
http://www.laactingacademy.org/

CALIFORNIA

Scout Model and Talent
355 Bryant St #206,
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.781.7004
www.scouttm.com

JE Model Management
323 Geary St #302, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 395-4777

NYLO Model and Talent
1900 Powell St #688, Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 588-8762

Marla Dell Talent Agency
2124 Union St # C,
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 563-9213
www.mdtagencysf.com

Stars
23 Grant Ave
 San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 421-6272
LOS ANGELES LISTS
Top 20 Kids Agencies in Los Angeles


COLORADO           

Donna Baldwin Agency
Address: 2237 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 561-1199
http://www.donnabaldwin.com


FLORIDA

Central Florida Talent (CFT)
Address: 5400 International Dr,
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 370-2790

​Artists Talent Agency
1111 Lincoln Rd Suite #400
Miami Beach, FL 3313
843.898.1011
http://8e4.fd3.myftpupload.com/

The Diamond Agency
160 International Pkwy #150
Lake Mary, FL 32746 (Orlando area)
Phone: (407) 830-4040
http://thediamondagency.com/

The Hurt Agency Talent & Models
400 N New York Ave # 207
Winter Park, FL 32789 (Orlando area)
http://thehurtagency.com/

Benz Model and Talent Agency
2211 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 242-4400
http://www.benzmodels.com/

Louise's People Model Talent, Inc. SAG/AFTRA
863 13th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
S.A.G.
727-823-7828

Gilla Roos Miami
1000 5th Street, Suite 203
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 357-0601


GEORGIA     

East Coast Talent Agency     (covers all of the southeast)
3 Central Plaza #344, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (404) 660-7709
http://www.ectagency.com/

Salt Model & Talent
1417 Dutch Valley Pl NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: (404) 214-9264
                                   
Artists Talent Agency
17th St Suite #300
Atlanta, GA 30363
843.898.1011
http://8e4.fd3.myftpupload.com/

Presence Agency
404.348.4232
http://www.presencemodels.com                                                      

J Pervis Talent Agency
949 Image Avenue, Suite C,
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
(404) 688-9700

People Store / Hot Shot Kids
645 Lambert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324
404-874-6448
talentinfo@peoplestore.net

Jana VanDyke Agency
4461 Bretton Ct NW #500,
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 529-0655
http://www.jvagency.com

Red Willow Talent
100 Bull St Ste 200
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 376-9817 ·
http://www.redwillowtalent.com/

Houghton Talent
919 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 603-9454
http://houghtontalent.com/

Alexander White Agency 
2144 Hills Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 609-4752
http://www.alexanderwhiteagency.com

Atlanta Model and Talent Agency
3098 Piedmont Rd NE #102
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 261-9627
http://www.amtagency.com/


Privilege Talent Agency
http://www.privilegetalentagency.com 
3355 Lenox Road, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 430-1104
http://www.privilegetalentagency.com


                      
INDIANA                                          

Heyman Agency
indianapolis - audition studio only
Robert Charlock
8924 E. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226                                              
Talent Fusion
320 N Meridian St #901,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 951-2230
http://www.talent-fusion.com/


ILLINOIS

BMG Model & Talent
(312) 829-9100
456 N May St,  Chicago, IL
1017 W Washington Blvd #4F,
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 601-2345
Shirley Hamilton
333 E. Ontario, Suite 302
Chicago,IL
(312) 787-4700
MODELOGIC
312 North May Street
Suite 2F
Chicago, IL 60607
Stewart Talent Agency Chicago
58 W Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.943.3131
Big Mouth Talent
312) 421-4400
900 N Franklin St, #4031 Chicago, IL

IOWA            
                       
Peak Agency
6150 Village View Dr #112,
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 279-4988
http://www.thepeakagency.com/


KENTUCKY                        
           
1205 E. Washington Street, Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40206
p: 502.589.2540
f: 502.589.2545


LOUISIANA

Actors Choice Talent Agency
Physical Address:  30235 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs, LA  70726
Phone: (225) 408-9857
http://www.actorschoicetalent.com

Clear Talent Group South
2309 N. Hullen
Metarie, LA 70001
(504) 834-8290
http://cleartalentgroup.com/affiliates/ctg-south/

Blue Talent Group
AGENT: ALI BARNES 
PHONE:  504.434.3968 

Darcel Morena Talent
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: (504) 616-6816

Impact Model & Talent
10001 Lake Forest Blvd #600,
New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 533-8759

1205 E. Washington Street, Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40206
p: 502.589.2540

Landrum Arts
712 Milam St #103,
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 742-6554
The Talent Connexion
New Orleans
(504) 756-5350

Phoenix Star Talent Agency
Jennifer Damschroeder
& Tommye Myrick
Owner and Agent
5501 Tullis Drive, Bldg 12 Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70131
504-912-7248

Metro Models & Talent
201 St. Charles Ste, 2500
#160
New Orleans
(504) 324-1990
http://www.metromt.net/


MASSACHUSETTS

AWA Talent Agency (Andrew Wilson Agency)
18 Shipyard Drive, 2A-14
Hingham, MA 02043 (Boston area)
(617) 816-1020 
http://www.andrewwilsonagency.com
  
Model Club Inc.
132 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-9020
http://www.modelclubinc.com/mci-home

     

MICHIGAN

Productions Plus
30600 Telegraph Rd # 2156,
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: (248) 644-5566
https://www.productions-plus.com/About-Us                                 


MISSISSIPPI

KTA Group Talent
20 West Shore Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone1: (769) 456-1964
www.ktatalentgroup.com

 
MISSOURI
           

The Agency Models and Talent
2500 W Pennway St,
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 523-2237
http://www.theagencykc.com/

NOW Talent Management
PO Box 762
O'Fallon, Missouri 63366    (St Louis area)
Phone: 636.290.0875
april@nowtalentonline.com
http://www.nowtalentonline.com/


MINNESOTA

                                   
Moore Creative Talent
3130 Excelsior Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: (612) 827-3823


NUTS
1500 Jackson Street NE
Studio 219
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Laura M M Johnson- Owner/CEO/Agent
http://nutsltd.com/


Talentpoole, Agency Models & Talent
The Park Building, 1595 Selby Ave #302,
St Paul, MN 55104
Phone:(651) 645-2516


Wehmann Models and Talent
1128 Harmon Pl # 202,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 333-6393
http://www.wehmann.com/



NEBRASKA

                                               
Actors etc. Unlimited
9773 Lafayette Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska



NEVADA       
                                               
JKL Talent / Agent Jayne Krashin
873 Lightgleam Ct,
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 659-0420


Envy Model Management
Daniel Mahan
3790 Paradise Road, Suite 115
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 878-7368
http://www.envymodelmanagement.com/
NEW YORK CITY                      


Future Faces
747 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 203-6898

Funny Face Today
381 Park Ave S #821,
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 686-4343
http://www.fftmodels.com/

Carson Adler
250 W 57th St # 2030
New York, NY 10107-0810
Phone: (212) 307-1882
http://carsonadler.com/

Ken Park Management
92 Reade St # 4,
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 566-8672


BAC Talent Inc.
PO BOX 141
Tennent,NJ 07763
Brandon Cohen
(908) 907-1904
www.bactalent.com


NORTH CAROLINA          

The Brock Agency
Mailing Address Only: 329 13th Ave, NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 322-8553


Artists Talent Agency
401 N. Tryon St, 10th floor suite 1117
Charlotte, NC 28202
843.898.1011
http://8e4.fd3.myftpupload.com/

                       
1816 Bonnibee Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27612
10 Resolute Ln #220,
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 284-8335

JTA, INC. Talent Agency
820 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28293
(707) 337-5987


OHIO
                                   
700 West Pete Rose Way, Suite 434
Cincinnati, OH 45203
p: 513.533.3113
f: 513.533.3135

772 N. High Street, Suite 207
Columbus, OH 43215
p: 614.291.8200
f: 614.291.8201

                                   
Docherty Talent Agency
2044 Euclid Ave #500,
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 522-1300
http://www.dochertyagency.com



OKLAHOMA           
                                               
Switzer Talent Agency
Oklahoma City
(405) 241-5373
http://joie040.wixsite.com/switzertalent/contact



PENNSYLVANIA

Docherty Talent Agency
109 Market Street
Pittsburg Pennsylvania          
412-765-1400


Reinhard Model an­d Talent Agency
2021 Arch St #400,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 567-2000
www.reinhardagency.com
                                   
                                               
SOUTH CAROLINA


Artists Talent Agency
1856 Belgrade Ave Suite B-4
Charleston, SC 29407
843.898.1011


Coastal Talent Agency
Agent: Linda Eisen
P.O. Box 1142
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

843.886.8898 
linda@coastaltalent.com
http://www.coastaltalentagency.com

TENNESSEE

Sharon Smith Talent
Airport Executive Plaza, Airport Executive Plaza,,
1321 Murfreesboro Pike #541
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 742-4277

                       

TEXAS                                                          

Collier Talent
1001 South Capital of Texas Highway
Suite L-200A
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 236-0500
http://www.colliertalent.com/


The Linicomn Agency
3905 Hedgcoxe Road
#250195
Plano, Texas, 75205 -0195
(214) 403-2919


Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency
6300 West Loop S #350,
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: (713) 266-4488
http://www.pbtalent.com/contact-us

The Campbell Agency
Two Turtle Creek
3838 Oak Lawn, Suite 900
(214) 522-8991
The Clutts Agency
1807 Ross Ave Gallery #167
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 761-1400
Mary Collins Agency
2909 Cole Ave #250
Dallas, TX 75204-1307
(214) 871-8900
Kim Dawson Agency
1645 Stemmons Frwy Ste B
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 638-2414


UTAH                                                

Elevate Talent Agency
David Layne and Stephanie Broschinsky
P.O. Box 575
Riverton, Utah 84065

                       
McCarty Talent Agency
1326 Foothill Dr,
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: (801) 581-9292
http://www.mccartytalentagency.com/



WASHINGTON
Colleen Bell Model and Talent  (Seattle area)
14205 SE 36th St, Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 649-1111
Bellagency@aol.com
http://www.colleenbellagency.net/


CANADA


Toronto 
Fusion Talent Agency
125 Court
Belle River, ONTARIO
N0R1A0
(519) 819-7234
http://www.fusiontalentagency.com/contact-us.html


​THE CHARACTERS TALENT AGENCY
8 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1G7
Canada
+1 416 964 8522

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Vancouver, BC
THE CHARACTERS TALENT AGENCY
1505 W 2nd Ave
#200
Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4
Canada
+1 604 733 9800


UPDATES TO THIS LIST:: Actors if you come across an agency that is not listed and is fantastic and getting you legit auditions, let me know! Conversely, if you discover that ANY of these agencies are taking up front money or are abusive in any way please let me know so I can remove them from this list!  Emails can be sent to my assistant Penny at wawassistant@gmail.com 
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Follow the instructions for submitting on the agency's website.
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ACTING SCHOOLS If you have suggestions for top acting schools in any of these cities please let us know and we will research them. Emails can be sent to my assistant Penny at wawassistant@gmail.com  

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SEE YOU ON THE RED CARPET!!

Wendy Alane Wright
Talent Manager 
WAW Entertainment

DISCLAIMER: I have compiled this list with MY research speaking to actors who say they have had great experiences with these agencies.. You still need to do YOUR Due Dilligence when dealing with any company you work with. I am not liable for any reason.whatsoever. I am just sharing information.