NATR
 
 


The National Association of Talent Representatives (NATR) is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the various needs of licensed talent agencies in the New York metropolitan area, both as individual businesses and as members of the New York agent community. For over 30 years, we have represented the needs of all of our members, regardless of area of expertise or agency size.

Together with our strategic partner, The Association of Talent Agents (ATA), headquartered in Los Angeles, our members comprise the vast majority of talent and literary agencies in the United States. It is believed that NATR and ATA member agencies collectively represent approximately 90% of artists working in the entertainment industry.

NATR member agencies have been a force of stability in the entertainment industry. As a trade organization, NATR works to foster a spirit of cooperation and unity among our members, and to strengthen the agent community as a whole.

NATR provides guidance and advice to all our members, including assistance with dispute resolution, commission grievances, and contract interpretation. We strive to keep our members informed of changes in union regulations and state and city laws that affect their businesses, and to provide a forum for our members to discuss and deal with professional issues related to the unions.

NATR members are licensed and regulated by state and local agencies and maintain agreements with Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), to the benefit of NATR member agencies and their clients. NATR members have been called upon by unions in an advisory capacity prior to their own negotiations with producers. As well, Board members maintain an ongoing dialogue with the guilds about issues affecting the agent community and the clients they represent.

NATR's strategic alliance with ATA has proved beneficial to our members, as we have been able to provide additional resources to our members, daily emails on the state of the industry, quarterly newsletters, and invaluable meetings and seminars led by frontrunners in their fields, including ATA's Executive Director, Karen Stuart.