Agency Models and Talent in Minneapolis, MN accepting new child talent

Founded in 1996 and owned by Kari Larson and Maria Ojile, Agency specializes in models and actors for work in commercials, commercial print. We also book actors and models for home shopping, industrials, live industrials, conventions, voice-overs, runway, music videos, television, film, and editorial print. Agency has also worked on several large scale extras castings for movies and commercials.

Agency is a child friendly model and talent agency with a great need for adorable, quirky, outgoing, talented and fun kids. They are not a school. They specialize in booking your kids/teens into PAID print and commercial work around the Twin Cities. Agency has numerous projects coming up, and their clients are asking to see some new faces.

If your child and you are interested, please submit the following:

● Recent photo of child, does not have to be a professional headshot.

● Your contact information including phone number.

● Your child's date of birth.

You may send in a hardcopy submission to:

Agency Models and Talent
700 Washington Avenue North
Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Agency Models and Talent has a Better Business Bureau reliability rating of "A".

Managing The Stresses of Finding a Talent Agent

By guest blogger Stanley Popovich

Many people deal with the anxieties of finding a good talent agent. As a result, here is a list of ways that a person can use to help manage the anxiety of finding a talent agent.

The first step is to determine your goals in finding a talent agent. Determine what you want to accomplish. It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run if you know what you are looking for. Sit down and think about the overall goal of what you are looking for and convey this to your agent.

Educate yourself on the steps of finding a good talent agent. Most importantly, you will be able to make smarter choices that will save you time and money.

Find a reputable talent agent that can help you accomplish your goals. Ask some of the people in the industry on who they recommend and get in touch with them. Referrals from people you know are a great way in finding a talent agent.

Get your finances organized. Make sure you have an idea on what you can afford. Have a sound business plan and a realistic budget. Determine what you can afford and develop a budget where you will be able to keep up with all of your expenses.

Get a friend in the industry who is more experienced to help you. You could ask them for their assistance and ask them questions. Having someone who can assist you along the way can really help reduce the anxiety of the process.

There will be times when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the current situation. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things. Once you calm down, you will better able to make the right decisions.

Finding a talent agent does not have to be a bigger deal than it has to if you take the proper steps. There is help out there if you get stuck or confused. The most important thing is to do your homework. Determine your goals, educate yourself on the steps to reach your goals, ask questions, and take it one step at a time. If you follow this advice you will be better able to reduce the stresses of finding a talent agent.


Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties.

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The Jana VanDyke Agency seeking new talent in Atlanta, GA metro area

Mega Management, LLC D/B/A The Jana VanDyke Agency is expanding it's roster and is accepting photos and resumes from professional actors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. No background actors. To be considered for representation, please follow the directions below carefully.

● Email 5 different headshots of yourself to:

● Also email a copy to:

● Put in the Email Subject Line "Submission – Appointment Requested"

You may also send your headshots and resume by mail via postal service to:

Jana S. VanDyke
Submission – Appointment Requested
c/o The Jana VanDyke Agency
3655 James Road Suite 114
Acworth, GA 30102

Absolutely no phone calls or personal drop offs.

If selected, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

The Jana VanDyke Agency is SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Franchised and Licensed and Bonded in the State of GA.

The Jana VanDyke Agency represents talent in the following areas.

● Adult Male Actors
● Adult Female Actors
● Teens 12-17 Actors
● Children 2-11 Actors
● Voice Over Talent
● Models
● Artists
● Diverse Talent of all Ages and Ethnicities.

Mega Management was created in 2004 with the primary goal of representing various talents in the entertainment industry as a personal management firm. Due to industry changes in GA, the company felt their talents would be better served reconstructing the firm into a Talent Agency. In order for the company to become a SAG/AFTRA franchised agency, they must also operate as a d/b/a (Doing Business As) and so The Jana VanDyke Agency was formed.

Jana VanDyke has placed talent in movies, documentaries, TV series and commercials. Her talent has been seen in ER, Haunted Mansion, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Daddy's Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married, Desperate Housewives, Eli Stone, Law and Order, Drop Dead Divas, Army Wives, Burn Notice and many many more. 

VanDyke has also developed many models that have gone on to link with agencies such as Ford Modeling, Elite Model Management, Irene Marie in Miami, FL, and Silver Management Group in New York. Many of her models have been published in nationally distributed magazines, too many to mention.

How To Avoid Talent Agency Scams

If you’re just breaking into the entertainment business, finding representation can be a thorny and difficult issue. There are plenty of great talent agents out there, but unfortunately, there are also many unscrupulous ones ready to take advantage of those who are new to the entertainment business and may not know all they need to about how talent agencies typically work.

Legitimate talent agencies typically work on a percentage basis when it comes to fees, and being aware of this simple fact can often save young talent from being victimized by less than honest people posing as agents. Honest agents very rarely demand large sums of money upfront, and while some may request small amounts in exchange for photo shoots, portfolio compilation or other tasks, they’ll be able to provide you with an itemized list of their costs if asked (and for the record, you should ask). In contrast, many scams demand money right away and say that it’s for training, advisement, or other similarly vague purposes which may or may not ever materialize but which are nearly always guaranteed to advance your career and ensure your meteoric success. Buyer beware: never is it more true than in show business that there are absolutely no guarantees in life.

While a legitimate, established talent agency will never pressure you or try to manipulate you into signing up with their representation service immediately, scam artists most certainly will. We’re always most vulnerable when we haven’t had time to sit and consider something before acting, and scam artists know that. Their goal is always to make a big first impression, promise you all kinds of success, and then get you to sign up and give them money before you have a chance to critically examine the situation. If you feel pressured or if your new agent seems to be rushing you into making a decision, chances are, you’ll be better off with another agent.

One fast and easy way to tell if your agent is an above board one is to ask if he or she is bonded by your state’s surety bond program. Most states require talent agencies to be bonded (though the California surety bond program, as you can imagine, boasts the majority of talent agency bonds) and the bonds protect consumers against fraud, misrepresentation, and unethical behavior on the part of the agent. If a bonded agent acts in an unlawful manner, the wronged party can file a complaint with the state’s licensing board and expect restitution or compensation for the damages. Moreover, the talent agency’s willingness to become bonded shows a commitment to work according to state, local, and federal laws and an eagerness to show their clients that they will represent them ethically and fairly.

Making sure that your talent agency of choice has a current surety bond will protect you and give you the added reassurance of knowing that your representation has your best interests at heart. Having confidence with your talent agent also means that you have the energy to focus on your career which is the most critical component of success, particularly in the entertainment industry.

Guest post by Kevin Kaiser of, the nationwide leader in surety bonds, committed to informing consumers about fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim.

Elzemeyer Talent Agency holding open call in Nashville, TN

Abby Elzemeyer, owner of Elzemeyer Talent Agency (ETA) in Nashville, is holding an open casting call at her new location on Music Row. ETA is looking to exand their roster of actors, models, voice over, and promotional talent for upcoming events in Nashville, Memphis, and the surrounding region. Upcoming projects include commercials and films, onsite promotions, and print campaigns.

All applicants should have photos and resumes. Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue. Models should be prepared to walk.

Open Call Details


Elzemeyer Talent Agency
1507 16th Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37212
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
11:00am - 1:00pm

Memphis area talent who can not attend the open casting call in Nashville may submit a photo and resume to the Memphis office at the following address:

Attn: New Talent
Elzemeyer Talent Agency
2889 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111

ETA is a full service agency, supplying clients with their modeling, acting, voice over and promotional talent needs. ETA is proud to work with both independent and studio films by placing talent. The agency casts talent locally and regionally in print, for commercials and for promotional events.

Open Call for Jeff Louie & Associates Talent Agency in Vancouver

This is for Vancouver, BC talent ONLY.

Jeff Louie & Associates Talent Agency in Vancouver, BC is holding an open casting call for local actors on Sunday Feb. 7, 2010. Both children and adult talent are welcome to attend. They will be scheduling some appointments ahead of time from mailed and emailed submissions. There are limited numbers of spaces available, and once full, they will encourage actors to attend the drop-in session.

To schedule an appointment please submit to the following:


Please mail or email your headshot/resume to Jeff and brief cover letter. He is currently seeking adults with professional headshots who are training regularly.


Please email a headshot or good clear digital photo that shows the teeth to Liz. Full body and headshot preferred. She is currently seeking energetic, sociable kids who do not play shy.

Mail submissions also accepted:

Jeff Louie & Associates
301-1076 Richards
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3E1

Adults and children above 8 years old are strongly recommended to have professional industry standard headshots. Children and Teens may attend the open call without a headshot, but if chosen to join the agency roster, professional headshots will be expected over age 8. Limited experience is acceptable, however training is not something provided by this agency, as this is an open call for representation not to be confused with what an acting school or coach would otherwise provide.

If attending either the scheduled or non-scheduled open call, please bring a hardcopy headshot and resume. Children and teens may bring a printed snapshot or digital photo. For children/teens with little or no experience, please bring an info sheet with your name, birthday and contact information. Preference will be given to those with acting experience, training and on-camera appeal. If the agency is interested in representing you, they will contact you directly at a later time.

Open Call Details


Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
2nd Floor (look for signs)
Burnaby, BC
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Sunday February 7, 2010
Scheduled Appointments from Headshot Submission: 9:00am - 10:30am
Drop-In Non-Scheduled Open Call: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Consideration for representation will be based upon a prepared scene of your choosing, and some actors may be asked to do a cold reading.

Jeff Louie & Associates' clients audition regularly in the Vancouver market, and also self-tape auditions for Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles and NYC.

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