If you’re an actor looking for an agent, you’ve most likely heard of the big four: Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor, United Talent Agency, and the Gersh Agency. But those agencies work with top A-listers in Hollywood. If you’re living in Boston and want to work with an agency that’s better suited for actors at the early- to mid-career level, this guide to the top talent agencies in Beantown is for you.
The breakdown: Dynasty has been in the industry for over 30 years, working with local, national, and international talent markets.
Dynasty focuses on modeling, commercials, television, film, and voiceover. The agency represents talent ranging from babies to adults, and has cast clients in the TV show “Billions” and the film “Spirited.”
Submissions: Fill out this form and attach three photos.
The breakdown: Since opening its Boston branch in 2015, AWA has quickly made a name for itself across the Northeast.
The agency works with both union and nonunion projects and talent, offering “professional, dedicated talent representation in the areas of film, television, on-camera commercial, commercial print, and voiceover.” It works with youth and adult talent, including real families and influencers. Current clients include Ilana Kohanchi (“WandaVision”) and Jose Guns Alves (“Free Guy”).
Submissions: Email Lisa Boucher Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for theatrical film and TV; Bobby Saulog (email@example.com) for commercial, print, and voiceover; or both for across-the-board representation. Attach one headshot and use the subject line “SUBMISSION.” You may include links to professional websites, acting profiles, or Instagram pages.
The breakdown: Maggie’s focus on breaking diversity barriers in the industry makes it an excellent agency to work with.
The agency has been working with union and nonunion Boston talent for over two decades. It focuses on modeling, commercials, television, film, and voiceover, and represents diverse talent ranging from teens to seniors. Maggie clients’ include Bonnie Discepolo (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”) and Erica McDermott (Oscar winner “CODA”).
Submissions: To submit, fill out this form and attach a headshot, profile image, and full-length photo.
The breakdown: WSM Talent is regarded as one of the leading agencies in Boston for a reason: Many of its agents were models themselves, meaning they know the ins and outs of the industry from both sides.
The agency focuses on modeling, musicians, commercials, television, film, and voiceover. It represents talent in their teens and older, and current clients include Sprague Theobald from the TV show “Poker Face” and Tabitha Petrini from the TV show “American Horror Stories.”
Submissions: Fill out this form and attach a headshot, résumé, and full-length photo.
The breakdown: Model Club has been repping local models and talent since 1988, meaning the agency has industry ties that run deep.
The agency focuses on modeling, musicians, commercials, television, film, and voiceover. It represents talent of all ages, and current clients include Skyler Wright (“Dexter”) and Alan Heitz (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”).
Submissions: Fill out the model or actor submission form, or attend one of the agency’s open calls.