Looking for a list of agents and casting directors in Canada?
Below is a list of Agents and casting directors in Montreal, Quebec.
The list is of ACTRA franchised agents. ACTRA is the Canadian actors union. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists or ACTRA for short is the union of more than 22,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media.
The difference between agents and casting directors is that agents work for you while casting directors work for the production companies. You pay your agent out of the money that you make on a commission basis and the production companies pay the casting directors.
Both agents and casting directors work hand in hand. Casting directors are responsible for filling roles in their clients productions. Casting directors will hold auditions and casting calls for actors and other performers.
Most casting directors do not have time to see unqualified and untrained actors. They only want to see people they may be interested in and those people are already skilled. To weed out the the actors that are not qualified, casting directors turn to the agents they work with.
Agents represent talent and are familiar with the talent they represent. Agents will send the actors they feel are qualified to see the casting directors and audition.
Be advised that legitimate agents are not allowed to charge upfront fees. They only get paid if you do. Casting directors get paid by the production company to cast a project. You do not pay them for their services.
Sometimes casting directors do charge an audition fee. This is more commonly seen in open calls for dance auditions. This fee should be very reasonable and is usually between $15 and $25. Extras casting directors are also known to charge small fees – $20 to $40. The fees are to take snap shots and add the talent to their database.
Unless you are a dancer, there should not be any fees involved at auditions. Remember, an audition is a job interview and no one pays to interview for a job!
|Andrea Kenyon & Associates||Casting Lucie Robitaille Inc.||Casting Murielle La Ferriere|
|(not responsible for Background Casting)||7372 rue St-Hubert||5570 Cartier #204|
|7535 St. Denis||Montreal, Quebec, H2R 2N3||Montreal, Quebec, H2H 1X9|
|Montreal, Quebec H2R 2E7||Tel: 514.524.0688||Tel: 514.524.6644|
|Tel: 514.948.2000 Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elite Casting||Ginette D’Amico||Casting Quarters – Johanne Titley|
|3981 St-Laurent, #310||1239B du Fort||7301 Beaubien East #407|
|Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1Y5||Montreal, Quebec, H3H 2B8||Montreal, Québec H1M 3X3|
|Tel: 514.282.1631 Fax: 514.844.8223||Tel: 514.939.1442 Fax: 514.934.4818||Tel: 514.354.7997 Fax: 514.354.6166|
|Ginette Goulet Casting||Figuration Julie Breton||L.A. Casting|
|C.P. 313 Succ. Victoria||Tel: 514.767.6999 Fax: 514.767.9994||25 Port Royal East #105|
|Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 2V8email@example.com||Montreal, Quebec H3L 3G1|
|Tel: 514.932.8911 Fax: 514.937.8911||Tel: 514.381.6554|
|Louise Boisvert Casting||Louise Lacoste Casting Enr.||Labelle Casting|
|420 St. Martin||C.P. 547, Succ. Jean-Talon||24 Chemin de Saverne|
|Montreal, Qc H3J 1W2||Montreal, Quebec, H1S 2Z4||Ville Lorraine, Quebec, J6Z 2V3|
|Tel: 450.638.9718 Fax: 450.638.6307||Tel: 514.255.3779 Fax: 514.256.4083||Tel: 450.621.0023 Fax: 450.621.3718|
|Aldo Tirelli Casting||Realisation BCP||Cent Visages Figuration (Background)|
|Principal casting only; no extras||3530 St. Laurent, Ste. 400,||544 rue Des Cannas|
|Tel: 514.759.8310||Montreal, Quebec, H2V 2V1||St. Eustache, Qc J7P 0A7|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Tel: 514.285.1414 Fax: 514.842.5907||Tel: 514-771-1340 Fax: 450-628-8423|
|Casting Brigitte Viau|
|Candiac, Quebec, J5R 3R8|
Canada, Montreal Talent Agents and Agencies
|Agence Artistique Helena Inc.||Agence Artistique MVA||Acteurs Associes|
|3230 McCarthy||1009 Laurier West||4539 Fabre|
|Ville St. Laurent, QC H4K 2A2||Outremont, Quebec, H2V 2L1||Montreal, Quebec, H2J 3V7|
|Tel: 514.332.0890 Fax: 514.332.8531||Tel: 514.277.4842 Fax: 514.277.4817||Tel: 514.525.6218 Fax: 514.525.4736|
|www.agencehelena.com||Agence artistique Martine Bouchard||Agence Ginette Achim (T)|
|Talent Agency||1053 Laurier West|
|Agence Manon Marcoux||15736 A boul. Gouin Ouest||Outremont, Quebec, H2V 2L2|
|741 de l’Épée||Montreal, Quebec, H9H 1C4||Tel: 514.271.3737 Fax: 514.271.8774|
|Outremont, Quebec, H2V 3V1||Tel: 514.295.7776 Fax: 514.675.1024|
|Tel: 514.271.6652 Fax: email@example.com|
|All Star Talent||Agence Artistique Duchesne||Aviel Talent (T)|
|1925 Tupper||6031 Parc ave.||1117 Ste-Catherine West, #718|
|Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1N6||Montreal, Quebec, H2V 4H4||Montreal, Que, H3B 1H9|
|Tel: 514.932-3033 Fax: 514.932-3360||Tel: 514.274.4607 Fax: 514. 274.0591||Tel: 514.288.8885 Fax: 514.288.0768|
|Benzakein Talent||Bellini International Inc.||Cameo Agency|
|1155 Rene-Levesque Blvd. #2500||5099 Jarry Est||750 Rocheleau #2|
|Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2K4||St-Leonard, Qc, H1R 1Y5||St. Hubert, Quebec, J3Y 4S8|
|Tel: 514.931.9260 Fax: 514.931.9260||Tel: 514.326.3599 Fax: 514.329.4616||Tel: 514.989.8673 Fax: 450.550.7580|
|Claire Ledoux Agency||da Vinci Talent||David Remington Agent|
|519 De Gaspé, suite #106||2110 Amherst||3464, rue de Bullion|
|Ile-Des-Soeurs, Que, H3E 1E9||Montreal, Que, H2L 3L8||Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2Z9|
|Tel: 514.768.8630 Fax: 514.768.6363||Tel: 514.523.9106 Fax: 514.523.6935||Tel: 514.982.1777|
|EPIC Talent||Encore Entertainment|
|3451 St. Laurent #400||5445 De Gaspe, Suite 213||Erika Klusch Productions|
|Montreal, Que, H2X 2T6||Mtl., Que, H2T 3B2||Tel: 514.277.0992 Fax: 514.270.2544|
|Tel: 514.284.5581||Tel: 514.282.1408 Fax: 514.842.1347||(by appointment only)|
|Glenn Talent Management||Jean-Jacques Desjardins Agent||Jory McLean Talent|
|11 St. Joseph West||Tel: 514.982.1718 Fax: 514.982.1767||2 – 4128 Dorchester BLVD. West|
|Montreal, Quebec, H2T 2P2firstname.lastname@example.org||Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 1V1|
|Tel: 514.499.3485 Fax: 514.499.3491||(by appointment only)||Tel: 514.933.6799 Fax: 514.933.2357|
|Payer & Choquet||Martinez Creative Management||Productions ASC (Adam St. Coeur)|
|1156 Chemin Du Lac Chaud||7012 St. Laurent Blvd. #200||2251 de Maisonneuve est|
|La Macaza, Quebec, J0T 1R0||Montreal, Quebec, H2S 3E2||Tel: 514.526.1557 Fax: 514.526.2364|
|Tel: 514.728.2811 Fax: 514.728.1405||Tel: 514.286.6001 Fax: email@example.com|
|Reisler Talent Inc.||Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency Montreal (T)||Sybillle Sasse Agency|
|Tel: 514.843.4551 Fax: 1.866.906.6106||(ART Agency)||1600 Notre Dame West, #205|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||1255 University Street, Suite 502||Montreal, Quebec, H3J 1M1|
|www.reisler.ca||Montreal, Quebec, H3B 3V8||Tel: 514.934.0393 Fax: 514.934.0326|
|(by appointment only)||Tel: 514.841.1221 Fax: email@example.com|
|Tel: 514.915.4754 Fax: 514.227.5416|
|(by appointment only)|
Here is some advice from ACTRA about casting directors and agents for children who work in Canada.
What should I know about talent agents?
A talent agent is contracted to arrange auditions and negotiate contracts for your child. Be sure the agent you select is legitimate and ethical. A list of agents can be found on your ACTRA Branch’s website. Look for agencies that are either members of TAMAC (Talent Agents and Managers Association of Canada), members of the EICAA (EIC Agency Association), or that have signed the EIC Code of Ethics. Be very cautious of agencies that offer guarantees of work or try to sell you courses, photos, services or demand up-front fees. Legitimate agents only make money if your child actually works as a performer.
What should I know about auditions?
Your child’s agent will call you with the time and place, and details such as the names of the project, director, producer, casting director and ad agency if it’s a commercial audition.
Keep a work diary to record this information; this will become very important should your child be booked. Take special note of shoot dates and inform your agent immediately of any scheduling conflict. Otherwise your child will be expected to be available on the shoot dates. Auditions must be held a reasonable length of time after school hours. Always arrive 10 to 15 minutes early and make sure you’ve read the breakdowns and scripts that your agent has provided.