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,” Murder Among Friends," "Walk The Prank," “My Haunted House,” "American Horror Story," “Henry Danger,” and "Night Shift," as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Boeing, 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 the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina. For years she has appeared in numerous magazines, and on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
She hosts a popular You Tube Channel
 Wendy is also a Recording Artist, Actress, Author and Music Producer all  giving her a 360-degree perspective of the industry.

When parents start out looking for a strong agent for their kids it can be very confusing and overwhelming. They see tons of names but have no idea which ones are reputable and which agencies have great agents that really get their clients out on lots of great auditions for Print, TV and Commercial.

Well "who is who" in Hollywood is something I have learned over time by watching these agencies in operation for years and years and seeing the results of thousands of children signed to them. As an experienced talent manager I have the authority and inside knowledge to give you the real information. I am going to make it so easy for all of you wonderful, supportive parents.  I hear your sign of relief.  Your welcome:)

These 20 agencies are ALL reputable with hard working agents who really do a great job for their clients. Understand that Agents all do the same things. 1) They look at the breakdowns every day to see what projects have come out 2)They submit their clients on roles that fit their clients talents and skills. 3) Then they set up appointments with Casting Offices for auditions. 4) They negotiate the deals for whomever books the jobs. They all do the same job. Some do it better than others, but the agents at these agencies do it the best.

That being said, remember Agents are people too and people work harder for people they like. You need to find the people you vibe with, and who like your child. Any of these agencies will do a great job, but it's important that you like the agent and they "get" your child and your child's talent.

My company WAW ENTERTAINMENT talent management in Los Angeles is always looking for talented & beautiful kids ages 6-14 for Film, TV, Webseries and Commercials. If you live in Los Angeles or plan to be here for 2-3 months between Feb-July or Sept-Nov. submit headshots and Resumes to

Please include: Photos of your child, age, height, weight, city and state you live in and a 30 second video of your child talking about something important to them. Sports, friends, school, food, movies etc. You can record the video on your iPhone, upload it to You Tube, mark video as unlisted and include the link in your email to us. If we are interested we will contact you. We want to get an idea of their personality. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.



Here they are in no particular order.

Abrams Artists

Media Artists Group


Kazarian Spencer Ruskin

Howard Talent West



Clear Talent Group

Coast To Coast

Paloma Model & Talent

Zuri Model & Talent 

Daniel Hoff Agency

LB Talent

Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier and Hinojosa 



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
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair & Eye Color
  • Performance Experience
  • Relevant Training
  • Awards
  • Special Skills (sports, foreign languages, etc) 
  • Date of Birth (for children and babies)
  • Slate Shot and short 30 second personality reel.
If an agent is interested in meeting you, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment in their office. You will be interviewed, given a scene to read, and a decision will be made by one or more agents in the agency.

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 in a quiet tone they 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 all at once. That's a cool benefit. But for 15,000??? Please. Stop the madness.

You really don't need to pay $5,000 or more to do that. In LA these SAME EXACT AGENTS show up at workshops all over town doing smaller showcases with 5-10 agents at a time for about $1,500.  Yes I said it...about $1,500! You can find these workshops at Actor Training In LA, Actors Site, 321 Talent, Talent House Academy and Children In Film event at the Oakwood in Burbank.

If you want to save a bucket load of money mail your child's headshots/resume to these agencies above for .85 cents per envelope OR fly to LA and stay at a cheap hotel and attend a FREE Agent-Manager Showcase like this one for example Feb 14, 2015 at 11:00 am-

WHO:    Agents and Managers
What would your child do if they had the chance to talk with an industry professional?  Is your child prepared for a one-on-one? Test your skills at the Ready...Set...Meet! where talent will gather to meet briefly with a group of highly credited industry professionals. Please be prepared and bring at least five resumes stapled to five headshots in addition to a 30 second prepared monologue OR commercial script (samples are provided under the Audition section of KidStart).

WHEN:   Feb. 14, 2015 at 11:00am 
WHERE: Universal City, CA 
Details will be provided once your membership is verified.

COST :   Free
to Enhanced Members of  If you are not an Enhanced Member and are interested in attending, you may pay a one time charge of $16.99, which allows you full access to the site for 30 days and admittance into any of our events during that period.  Contact us for details.


Did you see that? The event above is FREE. Forget $15,000.

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 "SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD TALENT MANAGER; HOW TO BREAK YOUR KIDS INTO SHOW BUSINESS." My e-Book is over 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 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.

You can find this 100+ page e-book packed with critical and helpful for information for actors at


As always I am here to give actors Valuable information to help build a strong acting career. Stay close for information and resources you can TRUST.

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Actors go out into your life and be focused, believe in yourself and KNOW that anything is possible.

See You On The Red Carpet,

Wendy Alane Wright
Talent Manager, WAW Entertainment
Acting Career Coach
Secrets Of A Hollywood Talent Manager
IG: Wendyalane1



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