Commercial Actor: Union Franchised Talent Agencies

 

What is a Franchised Agent?

A  franchised agent is a company which represents union actors working in show business.  Talent agents find work for actors and negotiate contracts in exchange for a percentage of the actor's fee.  To be a union franchised agent, the agency must abide by certain rules and regulations and maintain ethical standards. 

SAG and AFTRA maintain lists of union franchised talent agencies on their websites for all cities and states. Use the links below to get the most up-to-date information about union franchised talent agents in your region.

Seattle AFTRA

Portland AFTRA

Seattle & Oregon/SAG

 

Western Washington

The Actors Group (AFTRA, SAG, AEA)

9703 SW 264th Street
Vashon, WA 98070
Tel: (206) 463-1544

2nd Tel: (206) 427-7449

Fax: (206) 463-0779

Email: jamie@theactorsgroup.com
www.theactorsgroup.com

Contact Jamie Lopez.  The Actors Group generally looks for voiceover actors and broadcasters, but they do book a variety of work.   The Actor's Group accepts submissions of headshots, resumes and voice and video demos (in MP3 format) via email.  Links to video, audio or image files of your creative work are welcome too. No follow up calls please.

Colleen Bell Modeling & Talent Agency (AFTRA, SAG)
14205 SE 36th St, #100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Tel: (425) 649-1111 ext. 563

Fax: (425) 226-4324

Email: bellagency@aol.com

www.colleenbellagency.com

Contact Colleen Bell. Colleen Bell Modeling & Talent is a full service agency for actors, models and other artists. This agency is currently accepting submissions from talent of all ages and types. Click here for submission information; click here for open call information. Colleen Bell promotes talent for commercials, industrial videos, voice-overs, high fashion modeling, commercial print, runway shows and stand-up comedy.   Email is the preferred form of communication. No follow-up calls please.

 

Dramatic Artists Agency (AFTRA, SAG)
5400 Carillon Point
Building 5000, 4th Floor #141
Kirkland, WA  98033
Tel: (425) 220-1167

Fax: (818) 450-0530

Email: audio@dramaticartists.com
www.dramaticartists.com

Dramatic Artists Agency represents actors and industry specialists such as keynote speakers, stunt artists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and choreographers.

ENTCO International, Inc. (AFTRA)

15913 20th Place W 
Lynnwood, WA 98087

Tel: (425) 670-0888
Fax: (425) 670-0777

Email: terryq@entco.com

www.entco.com  

Contact Terry Quick.  ENTCO is an event management company which schedules entertainment for parties, corporate meetings, conferences and much more. The agency is currently accepting submissions from talent ages 18 and up. No child submissions please. Click Here for submission information. ENTCO is also looking for art activities artists, caricaturists, comedians, costume characters, multi-cultural groups, look-a-likes, music groups, singers, speakers, and staged shows (such as improv, murder mystery theatre, interactive theatre, etc.).

Seattle Models Guild (AFTRA, SAG, AEA)
1809 7th Ave., Suite 608
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: (206) 622-1406

Fax: (206) 622-8276

Email: info@smgmodels.com

www.smgmodels.com

Contact Kristy Peterson. Seattle Models Guild is a full service modeling agency. This agency is currently accepting submissions from talent of all ages and types as well as hair and makeup artists. Modeling is the primary focus of this agency but they are interested in models who can also act. Click Here for submission information. Seattle Models Guild promotes talent for fashion and commercial print, runway, TV, film and broadcast work. No follow-up calls please.

Sterling Talent Agency (SAG)

18908 SE 227th Pl
Renton, WA 98058

Tel: (425) 251-3909

Fax: (253) 447-8326
General Email: info@sterlingtalentmg.com

Email: pam.sterlingtalent@earthlink.net

www.sterlingtalentmg.com

Contact Pam Miller, Submissions Manager. Sterling Talent Agency is a full service agency for actors and models. This agency is accepting submissions from all types of adults as well as children ages 4-17. Click Here for submission information. Sterling promotes talent for film, TV,commercials, fashion and commercial print, etc. 

Topo Swope Talent Agency (AFTRA,SAG)
2540 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Tel: (206) 443-2021

Toll-Free: (866) 299-2021

Fax: (206) 443-7648

Email: topo@toposwopetalent.com

www.toposwopetalent.com

Contact Topo Swope or Tim Crist. Topo Swope Talent is considered a boutique agency. Topo is very selective about the talent she represents for film, TV and voiceover work and accepts actor submissions via regular mail only. No walk in submissions or follow-up calls please.

 

Eastern Washington and Idaho

Triple L Talent (AEA, SAG, AFTRA)

Anne Lillian Mitchell, Owner

Tel:  (509) 720-8312

Email:  ContactUs@LLLTalent.com

Website:  www.tripleltalent.com

Based in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene region, Triple L Talent is a full-service talent agency representing models, actors, and voice-over talent throughout the Northwest including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana.  They book talent for film, television, national and regional commercials, print, live events, and voice-over, and are a commission-only based agency.

 

Portland

Actors in Action, LLC (SAG, AFTRA)
323 NE Wygant Street, Suite 203
Portland, Oregon 97211
Tel: (503) 762-2911

Vancouver, WA Tel: (360) 604-6070

Email: actorsinaction@qwest.net

damon@actorsination.com
www.actorsinaction.com

Contact Damon Jones. Actors in Action  is accepting submissions from all types of actors ages 5 and up. Click Here for submission information.   AIA promotes talent for principal and extra work in film, TV, video, voiceover, print, and more. Follow-up calls are welcome.

Arthouse Talent & Literary (AFTRA, SAG)
107 SE Washington Street, #156  
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: (503) 546-8862

Email: kaili@arthousetalentandliterary.com
www.arthousetalentandliterary.

Contact Kaili Carlton by email only.   A boutique agency, Arthouse Talent & Literary is currently accepting head shots, resumes,electronic links and files of  demo reels for all adult types with professional acting experience. Click Here for submission information.  Arthouse Talent promotes actors for film,TV, commercials and print work in the Northwest. No regular mail or in-person submissions will be accepted. Please no follow-up calls.

Option Model and Media (SAG)

1001 Southeast Water Avenue
Suite 420
Portland, Oregon   97214
Tel: (503) 233-4244
Fax: (503) 549-8684

Email: info@optionmodelandmedia.com

www.optionmodelandmedia.com

Contact Kit Garrett or Nina Mclaughin. Option Model and Media is a full service agency representing actors, models, make-up artists and stylists. Click Here for submission information. Option promotes talent for film, TV, commercials, fashion and commercial print, and more.

Puddletown Talent (AFTRA, SAG)
107 SE Washington Street, #156  
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: (503) 546-3006

Fax: (503) 536-6767

Email: jason@puddletowntalent.com

Submissions@puddletowntalent.com
www.puddletowntalent.com

Contact Jason Jeffords. Puddletown Talent is a children's agency. This agency is currently accepting submissions from all types of children ages 0-15. Click Here for submission information. Electronic submissions are preferred with photos in jpeg format. Puddletown promotes talent for fashion, print, catalog, TV, radio, web and more. No follow-up calls please.

Ryan Artists, Inc.
(AFTRA, SAG)
239 NW 13th Street, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: (503) 274-1005

Fax: (503) 274-0907

Email: actorsinfo@ryanartists.com

www.ryanartists.com

A full-service agency,  Ryan Artists is currently accepting electronic submissions of headshots, resumes and voice demos from all ages and types including multicultural and stunt talent. Voice reels should be in Mp3 format; links are also welcome. Click Here for submission information.  Open calls are held for models only. No follow-up calls please.