Aspiring actors, singers, musicians, comedians, and others who want to get ahead in the entertainment industry, needs a talent agent or agency to help promote them and find them jobs. The agent knows the right people and has a large number of connections which can help him match his client with the right producer, film maker or other entity in need of talent. Agents are paid on a percentage basis, usually earning 10% of their client’s salary. Due to this number agents are often referred to as “10 percenters.”
It is incorrect to believe that the agent actually gets the client the job; he can only get the client an audition. The client must obtain the job on his own, through his own skills.
Agents also work on behalf of the ‘buyer,’ the director, ad agency, or production company which is looking for the talent.
In Dallas, Texas there are several well-known talent agencies which represent those wishing to pursue careers in the entertainment business. Among the most famous of them are Mary Collins Agency, Page Parkes, and the Campbell Agencies. Models, actors, singers and others should try and turn to these agencies to increase their chances of obtaining work in their fields in the Dallas area and beyond.