About Craze Talent and Modeling Agency:
Craze Agency values hard work, loyalty and integrity.
Craze Agency is now auditioning and booking models, actors and extras of all ages! We work on a simple commission basis. Craze Agency has achieved an A+ Rating and is a proud member of the Better Business Bureaus in Utah and Idaho.
Craze Agency is one of the top ranked modeling and talent agencies in the world according to the largest, most unbiased, award-winning talent rating site on the planet IMDB.COM. It is the hiring clients that choose who is hired and often it is based on talent, knowledge and not just a look. We highly encourage our talent to get quality training, photos and experience.
Craze Agency CEO Troy Lee has worked as an Agency Director and President for over 28 years. He has personally booked thousands of Models, Actors and Extras. Troy has worked with some of the biggest clients and agencies in the world. He has also worked as an in house Casting Director and Extras Casting on many acting and modeling projects. In the past Troy has authored one of the few State approved educational acting and modeling curriculum and personally coached nationally recognized actors and models. Troy has written dozens of modeling and acting articles that are published nationally.
Manager Rosie Anderson has worked as an agent, manager, model and actress for over 16 years. Rosie has signed and booked many of her talent with many national opportunities as models and actors as well as discovered numerous raw talent who have achieved success.
Bookings/New Faces Agent Lance Christian has worked in Many facets of the industry. Lance has booked hundreds of Craze Agency talent on major jobs that are broadcast all over the world.He also is very good at finding and developing talent. He has worked as a fashion photographer for many years
New Faces Director Kris Brklacich is an expert at finding great undiscovered talent and giving them the correct guidance and attention. Kris has worked as an agent and make up artist for 18 years in the industry, 11 of those years with Craze Agency.
James Pentaudi is our International model and actor placement director. James also owns Albany Talent in New York and is an internationally recognized authority on our industry.
HOW TO FIND A GREAT MODELING AND TALENT AGENCY!
- 1-Call the Better Business Bureau in the State you live in and find out who is an accepted member of the BBB and the Agents rating with the Bureau.
- 2-See if the Agency can provide a verifiable list of jobs they have done in the past. If they do, make sure those types of clients fit your expertise and look.
- 3-Check IMDB.COM the industry leader in tracking Film, T.V., Acting and production and see their booking credentials.
- 4-Make sure the Agencies you are considering have all the licenses required by your City, and State.
- 5-Interview with at least two or three different agencies and find the best fit possible. Be wary, if they make promises they probably are only after your money. Make sure you and your specific agent are on the same path for your future. Have realistic expectations.
- 6-If an Agency tends to bad mouth other Agencies or talent they are probably just selling you. Great agencies are so busy promoting and booking their talent they do not have time or really care to gossip about what everyone else is doing. Even if they book a ton of people how does the really know what jobs various agencies are working on? Real professional agencies tend to let their track record speak for itself.
- 7-Contact your local film commission and see who they have listed and how long they have been associated.
- 8-Understand that every agency is different and some have a certain expertise in the industry, make sure that your skills and goals match. The bigger the market the more specialized they usually are.
- 9-Be aware agencies are not miracle workers. You have to be exceptional and well skilled if clients are going to pay you to work in our industry.
- 10-Find out if they have personally represented any of their talent and assisted with them booking in larger markets if that is a goal of yours. Do not be confused with them claiming the talent once was represented by them versus them being the ones who actually booked the talent.
- 11-Find out the agents commission rate and get it in writing. The average agency in the United States charges their talent 10% for extras or SAG actors and 15-20% for everything else. Some International agencies will charge more 20-30%.
- 12-If they seem more interested in selling classes to you be wary. Skill is always needed but if they make more money training than booking you, you probably will not go out on many casting calls.
- 13-Contact local ad agencies, commercial photography studios, production companies and casting directors . Ask them which agencies they work with.
- 14-When new talent first enter this business, they usually make between $15-$90 per hour and also do No or low budget projects to develop their resume and contacts. Once your skill level and resume increase you will be eligible for much higher paying work. Be wary of overstated rates and immediate promises when you are choosing an Agency.
- 15-Find out how much and what type of real Industry experience your actual agent and the agency have.
- 16-Remember it is the clients not the agency who hire you. There are no guarantees. Your guarantee is yourself and making sure your agent has the ability to get you in front of as many legitimate clients as possible.
- 17-If you need more advice call us at 801-438-0067, 208-433-9511 or click the apply online link, we are here to help.