Finding an agent is one thing; finding the right one for your career is another.
Keeping track of who’s who on social media is a good way to get a sense for what kind of support they offer talent, in addition to casting and networking opportunities. And who doesn’t love learning the new random fact every now and again?
The granddaddy of Texas talent agents is surely Dallas’ 50-year-old Kim Dawson Agency, which sponsors an annual talent search and actively posts shots of its clients and links to their work.
Houston-based Neal Hamil Agency was a fairly early adopter of Twitter (since 2009), and usually updates its feed multiple times a day.
Twelve-year-old Core Talent Agency in Dallas adds daily updates and links to Facebook, and more recently, Twitter. It’s also a good way to know when the agency holds its regular industry networking mixers. Their past commercial credits include Disney, Adidas, and Verizon.
Although based in the small North Texas town of Waxahachie, Linda McAlister Talent also has offices in Los Angeles. She has a reputation for caring about the arts and her clients, and often checks in at their live performances as a sign of support as well as shares useful content on Facebook!
Dallas’ Mary Collins Agency supports its clients with updates as well as casting notices.
The Campbell Agency has active accounts not just on Twitter and Facebook, but also Instagram and Tumblr. The Dallas-based company represents actors of all ages, from broadcast and film to voiceover work.