Which would be a better agency to start out with? (please answer)?
So I already sent in my headshot and resume to Osbrink Talent Agency last week, and I haven't heard back from them yet. (But if your wondering YES I do have experience, i've been in theatre since I was 6, and every acting class you can think of since I was 10, and a few independent projects locally since I was 12). And every time I've always gotten, supporting roles, leads, principal roles or solos. And I can also sing, swim, surf (I haven't surfed in a while, but I can do it with practice), and I can also rock climb (indoors beginners), horseback ride (beginners), and play violin. And I can also speak a little French & Spanish. And I'm from California too and I'm 17 (although I'm turning 18 this sunday so I don't know if I should wait to send in my headshot and resume until next week when I'm officially 18. Because everyone says I looke 13/14. And even at resturantes they always pull the do you want a kid menue thing so it gets increadibly annoying (if you know what I mean)... I don't think I should told you that but uh anywhoo. My parents are also compeletly 100% supportive of my career.
But my question is, should I start out with an agency in Los Angeles, or should I start out with an agency in Santa Monica or San Diego?? One agency I emailed (they said I could email them). But that agency was "Rising Star Talent Agency in Santa Monica" which i emailed them about 6 months ago, and they said that I should call them when I moved to Los Angeles and they would set up an appointment for me to have an interview with them. So should I call them when i'm 18 because we have an appartment in both Los Angeles & San Diego so do you think they'd now have an interview with me? But I also found an agency in San Diego which I'm really interested in called Shamon Freitas Talent Agency. We also have appartments in both Los Angeles, and San Diego so moving wouldn't be such a big deal, but I also am interested in Bobby Ball Agency. And Shamon Freitas is also SAG, AFTRA, and AEA franchised so their legit, along with Rising Star Talent. And Bobby Ball is too so I know their legit.
But which agency do you think would be easier for me to get into? I know it's never going to be easy. And it's going to be a struggle. But I honestly DO NOT! Want it for the fame, I just want to act. It's my life and passion and I truely want this. But which agencies do you think would be better? And which agency would be kind of easier in a way for me to sign with? Because I would like to start small first. Oh and I'm also going to UCLA summer camp this summer :) Would going to camp at UCLA look good on my resume? Since it is UCLA?... Thanks for the help :)
NO RUDE ANSWERS PLEASE :) Thanks :) SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY PLEASE :) !
P.S: Sorry this is so long :) And I also want to go to college at UCLA so I figure that going to camp this summer their would give me a greater chance of getting in, since I already went their (kind of), and I also have kind of a good idea of what it'll be like when I do go there (if I do get in that is).
- TruthTeller59Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
I'm an LA actor giving you the REAL DEAL!
Of those three, Osbrink is the best. The other agencies suck compared to Osbrink. Shannon Freitas is ONLY good if you live in San Diego. Otherwise are you seriously going to drive 5 hours (2.5 hours from LA to San Diego) for an audtion in San Diego. I've NEVER heard of Rising Star Talent nor seen them on sign in sheets at auditions.
Also, SAG Franchised does NOT mean anything. In 2002, SAG screwed up their relationships with the top agencies. So WME, ICM, UTA, CAA, Gersh, Innovative, APA, Paradigm, Abrams, CESD, KSR, Buchwald, Coast to Coast are NOT SAG Franchised. It's now an OUTDATED title that can be bought for $2000-3000.
Here are the agencies worth signing with:
-Coast to Coast
-Amsel Eisenstadt and Frazier
Top Commercial Agencies(*=definite winners):
*Abrams- Mark Measures
*AKA- Doug Ely
Amatruda, Benson, and Assoc. -Kimberly Gola
Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier/Pinnacle -Gloria Hinojosa
Angel City - Mimi Mayer
Aqua - Courtney Peldon
Arlene Thornton and Associates - Janet Tscha
Avalon Artists- Craig Holzberg
Beverly Hecht -Teresa Valente-Dahlquist
BiCoastal - Greta Hanley
Bobby Ball - Brandy Wilkerson-Caldwell
*Brady, Brannon, and Rich- Judy Rich or Pat and David Brady
Brass Artists - Randy Cabrera
*CESD- David Ziff or Adrienne Berg
Clear Talent Group - Allison Sweeney or Raynard Pearson
*Coast to Coast-Hugh Leon
*Commercial Talent- Neil Kreppel, Blair Taylor
(Sonia Warren Brandon's) Commercials Unlimited - Richard Reiner or Sonia Warren Brandon
*Daniel Hoff- Daniel Hoff
DDO - Marlene Sutton, Matt Taylor
*Diverse- Wendy Morrison
DPM - Daniel P. Mulheran
Flick Commercials- Tina Kiratsoulis
Imperium 7 - Tracy Mapes
*Independent Artists- Laura Fogelman
*Innovative Artists- Marcia Hurwitz or Cher Van Amburg
Jana Luker Agency- Jana Luker
LA Talent - Pam Loar
Lemon Lime - Robin Harrington or Chaim Magnum
Lewis and Beal - Jackie Lewis
LW1 - Sean Robinson
Mavrick - Brad Diffley
M. Greene and associates - Michael Greene
Momentum - Garry Purdy
*NTA- Nancy Luciano
Osbrink - Angela Strange
*Pantheon/Tag Models-Patricia Dawson or Tag Turner
Special Artists Agency - Alix Gucovsky
*Sutton, Barth, Venari- Pam Sparks
Talentworks - Brian Duensing
Venture IAB - Noel Palm
-Tag Models is the commercial division of Pantheon.
-Pinnacle is the commercial division of Amsel, Eisenstadt, and Frazier
-Commercials Unlimited has been listed in most agency listings as "Sonia Warren Brandon's Commercials Unlimited"
-Don Buchwald no longer appears to have an adult commercial division
Theatrical (Minus the Big 4 (WME, CAA, ICM, UTA) and B Agencies (Gersh, Paradigm, APA, Innovative) which do NOT take beginners):
David Shapira and Associates
The Glick Agency
Kazarian Spencer (KSR)
Michael Greene and Associates
Paul Kohner and Associates
Coast to Coast
House of Representatives
Craig Wyckoff and Associates
Best Schools in LA:
-Hey, I Saw Your Commercial!
-Stuart K. Robinson
-Upright Citizens Brigade
Scene Study/Acting (It varies. Some schools are not for everyone. Chubbuck, Eric Morris, and Howard Fine are not for people who aren't fans of Strasberg or Uta Hagen (ie. affective memory and substitution.) Playhouse West, Joanne Baron/DW Brown, Elizabeth Mestnik, and Acting Corps are more Meisner oriented. Try to audit these places and make sure if they're for you or not.
-Beverly Hills Playhouse
-Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown
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Which would be a better agency to start out with? (please answer)?
So I already sent in my headshot and resume to Osbrink Talent Agency last week, and I haven't heard back from them yet. (But if your wondering YES I do have experience, i've been in theatre since I was 6, and every acting class you can think of since I was 10, and a few independent projects...Source(s): agency start answer: https://shortly.im/PVYEK
- MargaretLv 44 years ago
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