FAQ

General Questions

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Who do you represent?

The Mary Collins Agency only represents performers who are established voiceover and/or on camera professionals in the areas of commercials, corporate videos, film/television, games/anime, and related media. We’ll also consider degreed actors between 18 – 26. We do not represent beginners, children, extras/background, or models.

 

 

Do you represent both union and non-members?

We are a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency, which allows us to represent union actors; however, because Texas is a Right-to-Work state and union membership is elective, we represent non-members alike. Visit the union website for further questions about membership or production.

 

 

Why don’t you have a rate card?

There are different sets of rates for each type of performance. Each job is unique and is based on a certain set of parameters, such as the medium, usage, type, length of use, markets, etc. If you would like a rate, please call the agency for a quote, or email us.

 

 

Are you licensed?

Unlike many other states, as of 2011 there is no longer a state license in Texas for Talent Agents. The only agents that have any regulation in Texas are the ones who, like us, are franchised and regulated by SAG-AFTRA.

 

 

Why can’t I tell which talent is union or non?

In Texas, it is against the Right-to-Work laws to discriminate based on union affiliation.

 

 

Representation

 

How can I be considered for representation by The Mary Collins Agency?

To be considered for on camera representation, please email us your professional headshots, resumé, and edited reels and/or individual video clips (links preferred). If you are interested in voiceover work, include an edited audio demo with your resumé (no headshot required). Please include links to your website and casting sites, in addition to any other marketing materials.

And please note: We require an industry referral (casting director, producer, agent from another market, acting coach, or other industry professional) to be considered for representation. Please remember to include your mailing address, all telephone numbers, and email address.

 

 

I’m an out of town voice actor and have an ISDN/Source Connect studio in my home. Can you represent me?

At this time, we only consider signing actors based in the DFW area.

 

 

Is there a charge for representation?

No, the Mary Collins Agency does not charge for representation.

 

 

How long does it take for my submission to be considered? Do you contact me after I submit?

We receive numerous submissions each day, so it does take a few weeks for us to consider your submission. If we are interested, we will contact you for further information or to set up an interview. We request that you refrain from calling to follow up on the status of your submission.

 

 

I submitted a photo and resume some time ago and was told to re-submit at a later time. How long should I wait?

Wait at least six months to a year, but only if your resumé reflects additional credits.