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Is NATR a talent agency?   NATR is not a talent agency. We are a trade organization representing talent agencies primarily located in New York City
Can I send NATR my headshot and resume, writing samples or demo reel?   No. If you are seeking representation, we recommend you procure a copy of Call Sheet and directly contact the agencies listed therein.
Can you help me find an agent?   No. We cannot recommend an agent nor can we assist you in obtaining an agent.
How should I get my child started as an actor or model?   We recommend seeking out children’s agents as listed in the Call Sheet. Or, log onto www.agentassociation.com for a list of NATR members and other links relating to minors in the entertainment business.
How do I become an actor?   As we are a trade organization representing talent agents, please contact your local branch of Actors Equity Association (AEA) American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) or the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for further assistance.
What’s the difference between an agent and a manager?   The job of an agent is to create opportunities, procure and negotiate employment for clients and counsel them in the development of their careers. Agents in most states must be licensed by the state, city and appropriate governing body. Managers are not regulated nor are they required to have a license. Under law, managers may not procure employment for artists or negotiate without a licensed agent, and any person who renders agent services without a license may have their contract invalidated and be forced to relinquish any commissions paid.
I am a talent agent. How do I become a member of NATR?   Please email a request for an application package to our mailbox: natrmail@gmail.com.
Is there still a SAG agency agreement?/Are members of NATR franchised with SAG?   The agreement between SAG and ATA/NATR expired in 2002 after several lengthy negotiations. There is, at this time, no SAG franchise in place. However, NATR and ATA continue to work with actors under State approved agency contracts and franchise agreements with AFTRA, AEA, WGA and DGA.
I’m a manager. Can I join NATR?   No. NATR members are licensed talent agents. Managers are not licensed, bonded or regulated by the unions, and by definition, may not provide the same services to actors as agents.
Do you offer an agent training program?   As a trade organization, we do not provide such a service. However, many of our members provide internships and training programs. Please contact our members directly for more information.
How do I become an agent?   Talent agents come from varied backgrounds, including the performing arts, business and law. The most successful possess a deep understanding of artists and both the creative and business aspects of the work they seek for clients. It’s a tough, demanding business with the benefit of working in a dynamic industry with very talented people. Many find an entry point as an intern, agent assistant or in the mailroom of a large talent agency.
I’m a NATR member; how do I update my contact information?   Please send any changes in address, phone, emails or staff changes to natrmail@gmail.com. We can better serve you if you keep us abreast of changes in your agency.