Wendy Alane Wright with Talent Agent Charlie Winfield of Funny Face Today Models in NYC
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, HBO, Comedy Central, BIO, SyFy, 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,” "Nightshift," "Sharp Objects," as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Universal Studios, Homegoods, Walmart, Justice, Target, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of several schools including the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina. She is an expert contributor to Backstage Magazine and has appeared in numerous other magazines, on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show" where she talked talked about the Power of Attraction with Louise Hay.
Wright is also the author of the book "An Ordinary Girl's Dialogue With God; Contrary Action" and 7 books in the series "Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager."
TAKE 3 TALENT
555 EIGHTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018
Submissions to Take 3 Talent can be made online via their website:
CESD TALENT AGENCY
257 PARK AVENUE SOUTH #900
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10010
212-477-6622 – VANESSA GRACIA
*** PHOTO SUBMISSIONS TO CESD NEW YORK ARE ACCEPTED VIA SNAIL MAIL ONLY AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS. ATTN: VANESSA GRACIA
*** CESD Website states: “If you are looking for representation we accept mail in submissions only; no emails or phone calls please.”
ABRAMS ARTIST AGENCY
275 SEVENTH AVENUE., 26th floor
NEW YORK, NY 10001
20 WEST 20TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10011
**Submissions can be made via email to email@example.com
Be sure to include one or two photos, name, age, size, etc.
235 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10008
FRONTIER BOOKING INTERNATIONAL (FBI)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036
Mail your headshot and resume to us (please do not cold-call our office). We will contact you if we are interested in meeting with you.
JORDAN, GILL & DORNBAUM TALENT AGENCY INC. (JGD)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10010
“For children ages 4 and up:
-Professional pictures are not needed.
-Please send snapshots and include on the back of the picture your child’s height, weight, date of birth and phone number. Enclose a self addresses stamped envelope if you would like your photos returned.
We will contact you within two weeks of the submission if we are interested in setting up an appointment.
We only accept submissions via mail. Please do not stop by our office without an appointment.”
DON BUCHWALD AND ASSOCIATES
10 East 44th Street
New York, NY, 10017
**** Youth division contacts:
CARSON ADLER AGENCY INC.
250 WEST 57TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10107
The following information is from their website:
**To be considered for representation by our agents, please submit one recent headshot (or snapshot) and via mail. Also accepted are video/dvds of dance performances, and audio cassette/cd demos of vocals.
If you are submitting from out-of-town, but will be in the NYC area, please include dates of travel in your cover letter.
*Until age 4, children are considered strictly from photographs. Babies begin working at around 3 months old. Baby submissions will be kept on file until an appropriate project arises. At that time you will be contacted to schedule an audition for the given project. Please send updated photos on a regular basis, especially for infants (every 3-6 months). You must include your child’s date of birth on all submissions.
381 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10016
**For more information on representation by FFTV, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Sofia!
NOW FOR HOW TO SUBMIT
To be considered for representation by our agents, please submit one recent headshot (or snapshot) via mail or email. Call each agency and ask which they prefer.
Please include the following with your submissions:
- Parents Contact Phone Number & Child's
- Hair & Eye Color
- Performance Experience
- Relevant Training
- Special Skills (sports, foreign languages, etc)
- Date of Birth (for children and babies)
- Slate Shot and short 30 second personality reel.
Agents from these same agencies are invited to showcases that charge $2,000 - $17,000. Agents and agenices have no idea what these companies charge. I do because every time I attend one I pull the parents aside and ask what they spent to be there. They usually tell me there were told not to discuss how much they spent and then they tell me. Most of the time I am appalled! The cost is outlandish. It's true these showcase systems bring 10-20 of the top agents into the same room and give hundreds of kids an opportunity to do their monologues and scenes in front of the agents. But you don't need to pay $5,000 or more to do that. In LA these same agents show up at workshops all over town doing smaller showcases with 5-10 agents at a time for under $1,000. You can find these workshops throughout NYC at various acting schools like these three at:
ACTORS CONNECTION in NYC-
1) Our NY Connection is a 3-Day SHOWCASE that's jam packed with the GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE of INDUSTRY GUESTS who are the movers and shakers in the New York entertainment arena. For Teens and young adults look!
-3 Full Days of networking and showcasing your talent
-6 Casting Director Intensives from Film, TV, Broadway and Commercials
-6 Talent Agents to showcase to for Film, TV, Broadway and Commercials
-1 Business seminar: "Finding the PERFECT Talent Agent for YOU"
-20 Actor limit: By Approval Only
$595 for this amazing 3 Day program!
Please submit a picture and resume for consideration to: email@example.com
2) FOR KIDS there is a Showcase w/Chelsea Streano, Take 3 Talent Agency - *BONUS: Extra Class AND Pizza Party! SUNDAY MARCH 8, 2015 $199
3) FOR KIDS there is aSHOWCASE with a Broadway Musical Casting Director AND Shirley Faison, Talent Agent, Carson-Adler Agency!! *BONUS: Pizza Party Included SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015 $149
Get it? You don't have to pay thousands of dollars to meet Agents.
But one thing you should know is that Agents are looking for VERY specific things. Qualities that make them choose one child over another. To find out what these are in detail so you can prepare your child for success and the opportunity to be repped by a great agent at a great agency you need to read my book "HOW TO BREAK YOUR KIDS INTO SHOW BUSINESS." My e-Book is 100 pages, filled with critical information that will give you a serious advantage. Also, you will find sample cover letters, sample resumes and headshots, as well as learn what types of acting classes your child should be in that will impress Agents. And most importantly you will learn how to help your child stand out in your meetings with Agencies. Believe me that can make or break the deal. If you come to these agents showcases unprepared you are NOT going to get anywhere, and that is a fact. We are looking for prepared kids who are ready to work.
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See You On The Red Carpet,
Wendy Alane Wright
Talent Manager, WAW Entertainment
Acting Career Coach
Secrets Of A Hollywood Talent Manager