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Guide To Pittsburgh Talent & Casting Agents

June 8, 2011 9:27 AM

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Have you been told that you should be in pictures? With more and more movies being made here in Pittsburgh, you don’t necessarily have to head to Hollywood to make it big on the big (or small) screen! But before you run out to the first agent you find, we have some advice on casting calls provided by the Pittsburgh Film Office. Never attend a casting call alone, and never pay for an audition. The production company is to pay you for your work. Sometimes extra work might be unpaid, but that should be mentioned in job postings. When in doubt, ask questions before signing on to do any work!

Pittsburgh Film Office

The Century Building
130 7th Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(1-888) 744-3456 or (412) 261-2744
www.pghfilm.org/

The Pittsburgh Film Office serves the community by posting information about cast and crew notices and job opportunities via their website’s hotline. The hotline is a resource for all things film in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Check back often; they update on a daily or weekly basis, depending on how many requests they receive. It is the responsibility of those viewing postings to make sure the posting organizations are legitimate.

Nancy Mosser Casting

3583 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201
(412) 621-1160
www.mossercasting.com

Nancy Mosser is a casting company. They specialize in casting actors & extras for film, TV, commercials, corporate videos, radio, and promotional events. Their resume for casting includes Adventureland, Sorority Row, My Bloody Valentine, She’s Out of My League, and many more! Interested actors and extras can register with Nancy Mosser Casting’s online talent database and create a free profile for movie and TV casting staffs to see.

Donna Belajac Casting

109 Market St., 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 391-1005
www.donnabelajaccasting.com

Donna Belajac was Pittsburgh’s first casting company. Opened in 1982 under the name Holt/Belajac & Associates, they cast for their first feature film, “Flashdance,” the same year. They have a regional pool of quality actors that are enhanced through training. They also have the confidence of producers, providing casting services for projects in all media. Qualified talent can send Donna Belajac Casting their headshots and resumes.

Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency

109 Market St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 765-1400
www.dochertyagency.com

This talent and modeling agency posts casting notices on their website. If you want to be a singer or voice-over artist, Voice talent is comprised in a database that can be easily searched according to gender, language, and location.

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Talent Group

2820 Smallman St. #2
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 471-8011
talentgroup.com

The Talent Group is a full-service agency for actors, models, voices, and more. The Talent Group represents both Union & non-Union talent. Since they are a talent agency, there is no casting fee for clients. Interested talent can submit their information either by E-mail, hard copy, or by attending an open call session.

Exel Management

7355 Bennett St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208
(412) 969-7094
www.exelmanagementonline.com

Management for models, actors, and musical artists is what you will find with Exel. Talent can fill out an online application for representation. If you’d rather be behind the scenes rather than on camera, they are always looking for interns trying to break into the management business.

82Model Management

29 Rhodes Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220
(412) 726-2641
www.82modelmanagement.com

82Model Management is a modeling agency based in Pittsburgh. They represent both models and actors and represent local and national clients. There is no charge for you to be represented; instead, when a model finds work, the agency takes 20% of the money earned. Promotional, high-fashion and commercial models are welcome to fill out a short form on the website for more information.

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