Talent Submission - General
STOP! Before you submit to the agency, make sure you review all of this information. Your ability to follow instructions is the starting point in our determining if we will represent you or not.
The Austin Models & Talent Agency is always looking for new talent ages 5 and older. We do not represent babies. Because we are primarily a land-based agency, we are only interested in talent who physically reside in the Central Texas area. Exceptions can be made for well established and/or name talent, of course. We are not a school and we are not a photo studio. We do not "train" models or actors. We represent professional models who already have professional commercial portfolios, and actors who already have resumes that include both professional training and some experience. Agency representation is "NEXT STEP," not "First Step." This page on our website provides the "how to" for submitting for representation to this agency. Please read this entire page and understand all the requirements before submitting. If you do not follow these instructions, your submission will not be reviewed and will be thrown away or deleted.
There is not enough "model only" work in this market to facilitate our representing anyone who wants to model only. We expect models to also make themselves available for commercial acting work as we do not represent anyone strictly for print. As an established agency in the industry, the Austin Models & Talent Agency expects talent to hit the ground running, ready to be submitted for jobs once signed with the agency. If you submit and we are interested in you, we may schedule an appointment for you to come sit down and interview with the agency. When you arrive to this meeting, you will be expected to have most of the following already in place:
If you do not follow these guidelines and are not prepared, you will only be wasting your time and ours and we will not bring you back again for a second opportunity. We do not teach people how to model or act; agencies book auditions and jobs. We are seeking talent that are ready for a professional agent and who have done enough ground work to be at the level that an agent is required to go further. If you do not hear back from us after you submit, you may submit again every three months. Sometimes our needs change. We will not respond to you if we are unable to work with you at this time.
SUBMIT VIA EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talent Submission - Detail
Experienced actors should submit a headshot and resume, including training details. Inexperience actors should gain experience doing student and independent projects, taking workshops and acting classes, networking with other actors, and gaining related experience and knowledge to prepare for an acting career. A minimum of basic audition training, including cold reading, is required (high school drama or college theatre are not sufficient or relevant). There are a number of good acting coaches available in most the major cities in Texas and/or through various casting directors. Submit by providing headshot and resume and/or a link to your Actor's Access and/or Casting Networks profile.
We have no specific height requirement for commercial work. We consider all types, ethnics, and ages over 5. We do not represent alternative models (tattoos, piercings, unusual hair colors or cuts, etc.) as most of our clients are mainstream commercial in nature. Visible tattoos or facial piercings usually cannot be present on the models we represent. We also do not seek models who do "Internet glamour" (our clients do not included men's magazines or adult products). Being that we are in Texas and not New York or Paris, we do not book models for runway work. With that in mind, portfolio photos should be commercial oriented. Children should have minimal makeup and be posing in age-appropriate situations. Never try to make a child look older than they are. Remember that in the commercial industry, it is always better to look younger than it is to look older than you are. We do not require, and we do not recommend, modeling school classes. Submit a full body and commercial headshot initially, along with your Actor's Access and/or Casting Networks profile link. Please do not send us links to adult oriented sites such as the Models Mayhem.
We are representing animals again! For the most part, this means dogs... but we will consider all animal types. In dogs, we seek primarily full grown pure breeds (though exceptions may be made). We are not looking for puppy's. Because most work is commercial in nature, we are seeking dog types such as retrievers, labs, and shepards. Also, smaller breeds including poodles, spaniels, and terriers. These are only examples and we will consider all breed dogs. Dogs that can do tricks are fantastic, but it is not an absolute requirement. We do need dogs, however, that are well behaved, that can sit and stay on command, and that get along with other dogs and with children. Dogs are required to have proof of current reabies shots. When submitting, include one or more professional quality photos of your dog, name and age, breed, and any other information that you feel is relevant.
Send professional quality voice over demo reel or vocal (singing) demo via CD by regular mail, or link to online audio, or as an email attachment. We prefer voice over actors who have the ability to record remote for clients, but that is not an absolute necisity.
PROMOTIONAL MODELS - AustinPromoModels.com
All of the above requirements do not apply to those submitting for promotional modeling work only. Promotional models should submit a photo, their age, and a note as to whether or not they are TABC certified (required for any promotions involving beer or liquor). Promotional models should be 18 years of age or older. 21 or older is generally required for beer and liquor related promotions. We staff a variety of promotional jobs ranging from beer and liquor promotions, tradeshows and conventions, in-store and event. We do not staff car show or bikini type events. You can submit your photo and stats directly to our Promotions Division
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY WEB SIZED IMAGES BY EMAIL. FULL SIZE IMAGES WILL BE DELETED AUTOMATICALLY BY OUR EMAIL PROGRAM DUE TO SIZE LIMITATIONS. Do not call us to ask if we received your submission. If we are interested, we will get in touch with you. If you do not hear anything, feel free to submit again in three months. Often, our needs change based on the current market.