New Talent Agency in Charlottesville, VA seeking new local talent

A new talent agency is attempting to fill a void in Central Virginia. Conversations with film industry professionals have made it clear that there is a need for an agency to represent emerging talents as well as established performers in the Charlottesville area.

They are currently seeking youth (ages 5-10), tweens, young adult, and adult actors to fill their roster. This is currently a proposal to create the agency and they are going to be very selective, as one of the partners is a former agent from Los Angeles and has many contacts in the industry. The agency's main focus will be to market talent not only in and around Charlottesville, but outside the state of Virginia as well.

For the time being they are only accepting talent from Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.

Email the following:

In your email please introduce yourself along with your experience, immediate goals and training. If you are the parent of a minor child please indicate special skills/training the child has. Also, please indicate any trouble you have had with representation in the area. Perhaps you are a parent of a child and a company has asked you for money to get you work. Or you are an adult and had to wait months to get paid for a job you completed. The agency wants to hear all of the nightmares you have experienced in the area due to scammers, unethical business practices, and even lack of information. They want to make sure that they provide their clients with the best services, education and information.

Please submit one headshot and a resume (if your child does not have a resume, please indicate what skills, demeanor, special characteristics and qualities your child possesses).

You may include a link to your online resume link (i.e. Personal Website) or casting (i.e. NowCasting, Actorcast, etc.) resume link if you have one.

Do not submit video reels at this time.

Progressive Artists Agency holding additional open casting call for it's Youth Division

Progressive Artists Agency is holding another open call for its youth division (ages 5 -17) this Saturday, September 26.

This open call is only for actors between the ages of 5 and 17 who are available to audition and work in the Los Angeles area.

Progressive Artists is an established boutique talent agency in West Hollywood that has been representing top talent in television, film and theatre for over twenty-five years. This is an extraordinary opportunity for young actors to introduce themselves to representatives who have the ear of the top casting directors in town.

To receive an appointment time, or for more information, please send an email to:

All emails must include the child and accompanying parent’s names and the child’s age in order to be responded to with an appointment. Please do not send headshots and resumes without this required information. Thank you.


Progressive Artists Agency
1041 N. Formosa Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046


Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:00am - 3:00pm

No phone calls to the agency please. As a licensed California talent agent, Progressive Artists does not take any fees from its clients or prospective clients. Clients pay in commission when they work.

Important Notice to AFTRA Members and AFTRA Franchised Agents

No Contract, No Work Rule In Effect for Commercials Produced by Nickelodeon

Please be advised that Nickelodeon is not signed to the AFTRA Television Commercials Contract or the AFTRA Radio Commercials Contract.

Although AFTRA has collective bargaining agreements with Nickelodeon covering other types of programs, members are prohibited from accepting employment for commercial services by Nickelodeon or by any other employer, unless that employer is signatory to the applicable AFTRA TV or Radio Commercials Contract.

Please be reminded that AFTRA members may not accept employment in commercials, whether for broadcast, cable or the Internet, unless the employer is signed to the AFTRA Television Commercials Contract or the AFTRA Radio Commercials Contract. (AFTRA members are also permitted to work under the SAG TV Commercials Contract.)

Franchised Talent Agents should check and verify the signatory status of an employer who seeks to engage their AFTRA member clients for services in a broadcast, cable or Internet commercial.

If you have questions about this notice, about the signatory status of an employer, or about whether a particular project is commercial in nature rather than a covered program or promo, please contact your nearest AFTRA office.

Click here to see the list of AFTRA Locals, along with their contact information.

CESD is currently accepting submissions

Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty (CESD) is currently accepting submissions from youth and young adult talent seeking representation in their theatrical, on-camera commercials, and dance divisions.

CESD has been around for nearly a half century and is an extremely respected top talent agency with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. They have a large client base that includes numerous stars such as Chevy Chase, Peter Fonda, Burt Reynolds, James Garner, Edward James Olmos, Ann-Margret, Peter Fonda, Kristen Bell, Howie Mandel, and many many more.

The agency has the following divisions:

● Theatrical
● On Camera Commercials
● Commercial Voice-Over
● Models/Print
● Celebrity On Camera
● Celebrity Voice-Over
● Promo
● Trailer
● Radio Imaging
● TV Affiliates
● Animation
● Narration
● Espanol Voice-Over
● Puppeteers
● Beauty
● Dance
● Hosting

Please submit photos and resume, along with any demo material, to the following addresses by mail only:

Los Angeles:

ATTN: New Talent
Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty
10635 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

New York City:

ATTN: New Talent
Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty
257 Park Ave. S.
9th Floor
New York, NY 10010

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