Does any one know a good acting agency?

I've been really into acting for a long time, and have taken an acting class, and am going to try out for first stage plays this year. I know its a little early to be asking for an acting agency, but its for future references. Thanks! =)

Update:

I'm sorry. I'm looking for a good acting agency in Wisconsin, or somewhere in the Wisconsin/Illinois area.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In Wisconsin:

    Jennifer's Talent Unlimited Inc

    Full Service (All Ages)

    740 N. PLANKINTON SUITE 300

    MILWAUKEE, WI 53203

    414-277-9440

    In Illinois:

    Innovative Artists

    Full Service (All Ages)

    541 N FAIRBANKS CT SUITE 2735

    CHICAGO, IL 60611

    312-832-1113

    Ambassador Talent Agents

    333 N. MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601

    312-641-3491

    BMG Talent Group

    Full Service (All Ages)

    456 NORTH MAY CHICAGO, IL 60622

    312-829-9100

    Baker & Rowley Talent Agency, Inc.

    Full Service (All Ages)

    3106 S RACINE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60608

    312-850-4700

    Big Mouth Talent

    Full Service (All Ages)

    900 N FRANKLIN STREET STE 709 CHICAGO, IL 60610

    312-421-4400

    Charlie's Talent Agency

    Full Service (All Ages)

    1350 OLD SKOKIE ROAD, STE. 201 HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035

    847-831-8833

    DeSanti Talents Inc

    Full Service (All Ages)

    700 N GREEN STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60622

    312-666-1677

    E T A Inc

    Commercial (All Ages)

    7558 S CHICAGO AVE CHICAGO, IL 60619

    773-752-3955

    Emmrich Agency, The

    Full Service (All Ages)

    5103 TURNBERRY CT PLAINFIELD, IL 60544

    815-577-8650

    Encore Talent Agency, Inc.

    2635 W GRAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60622

    773-489-9100

    Ford Talent Group, Inc.

    Full Service (All Ages)

    1017 WEST WASHINGTON, CHICAGO, IL 60607-2119

    312-243-9400

    Geddes Agency

    Television/Theatrical - Adult

    1633 N. HALSTED STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60614

    312-787-8333

    Gray Talent Group, Inc.

    Full Service (All Ages)

    222 S MORGAN STREET SUITE 3B CHICAGO, IL 60607

    312-666-5404

    Grossman & Jack Talent, Inc.

    Full Service (All Ages)

    230 EAST OHIO STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60611

    312-587-1155

    Hamilton, Shirley

    333 E ONTARIO, CHICAGO, IL 60611

    312-787-4700

    Iris Talent Agency, LLC

    Full Service (All Ages)

    1932 S. HALSTED #403 CHICAGO, IL 60608

    312-563-1005

    Lily`s Talent Agency

    1017 W WASHINGTON BLVD STE 4F CHICAGO, IL 60607

    312-601-2345

    Naked Voices, Inc.

    Commercial - Adult

    900 N FRANKLIN STREET STE 709 CHICAGO, IL 60610

    312-563-0136

    Stewart Talent Management

    Full Service (All Ages)

    58 WEST HURON CHICAGO, IL 60610

    312-943-3131

    These were found here:

    http://www.agentassociation.com/

    http://www.sag.org/content/find-agent

    To get an agent, you need to get GREAT headshots, a good resume, and training from the best. These are enough to get you a commercial agent at least. Getting a GOOD theatrical agent (Film/tv) takes longer. Most good theatrical agents won’t see you unless you’re SAG, have a polished resume, and a demo reel. Commercial agents are more lenient about that. What the best Commercial agents want to see on your resume are good commercial classes, improv, and cold reading.

    You can get an agent multiple ways. Here are a few common ways:

    -Mail in an unsealed manilla envelope with a CONCISE coverletter and headshot with the resume stapled on the back. If you have a demoreel include that too.

    -Attend a showcase and impress them. By showcase I do not mean scammy conventions like IMTA, IPOP, Proscout, or Best New Talent. I mean legit ones like at Actor Connection, Reel pros, Network Studios, etc.

    -Get a referral from a friend who is with the agency that you’re interested in

    DON’T

    -Email them unless they tell you to. IT’S UNPROFESSIONAL!

    -Call unless they tell you to. ALSO UNPROFESSIONAL!

    -Walk in and ask for a meeting. UNPROFESSIONAL THREE!

    -Sign with them if they ask for upfront money, make you take new photos with THEIR photographer, or take THEIR classes. Agent’s ONLY make money when you do. Agents usually make 10% on film/tv and commercials and 20% on commercial print.

    Sample Resume:

    http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww80/ELDORADO59...

    Avoiding BAD Headshots:

    http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/801103...

  • 1 decade ago

    im not sure b/c i live in TX! but you no to NEVER EVER go to an agency that requires money before you start

  • 1 decade ago

    no

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