I want to work with national brands, too!
How can I get signed with Halo and what should I know about working with agencies?
How do I get started with Halo?
Please attend an open call at the Halo Agency so that we may evaluate you in person. We do not accept online or social media submissions because it is mandatory for us to meet and audition you in person prior to signing you to the agency. Open call dates and times are posted on our site under "Open Call" and a link is provided here:
Do I have to pay an agency/agent to represent me?
No. Agents make money when you make money. Like us, most agencies will charge an industry standard 20% service fee to both the talent and the client except for SAG jobs, where the agency commission is 10% of the talents over all pay. For example: When a model or actor is booked for a shoot that pays $1000, the model/actor will make $800 and the agency will make $200. To see if Halo is interested in signing you, you’ll need to attend an open call audition to meet with our agency Director. Click on the “Open Call” tab above to read about open call dates and times.
Do I have to take classes for an agency to represent me?
This answer is different for everyone. No, not everyone needs classes, but many people do. If a model or actor is inexperienced or brand new, yes, most will need some coaching. However, we’ve had models and actors walk through our doors that have already worked with an agency before, have professional photos with a resume and we immediately begin representation. Classes are not mandatory, but we simply don't sign talent to our agency and submit talent for jobs if their lack of knowledge could potentially jeopardize the production. Why? When you go on an audition through your agency, you represent that agency. If you get on set for a job and don't know how to execute, you potentially ruin your agency’s reputation with their clients and if clients don't book with us again, all of the other models and actors lose out of future opportunities. Clients call agencies to hire professionals. Not beginners.
Is Halo an agency or a training center?
First and foremost, Halo is an agency providing opportunities locally, regionally and nationally for models and actors. Halo books jobs for print, television, corporate/industrial films and spokes-model/trade shows. To view the jobs we have booked for our models and actors, visit the "Recent Work" tab above. In addition to being an agency, we also offer basic courses in modeling, acting and personal development. We want our talent to do well. We make money when they make money, so we offer lessons and coaching to help our talent become more competitive. The greatest athletes in the world are practicing and training everyday. Academy Award winning actors have been training and coaching and fine-tuning their skills for years. You don’t “arrive” at your greatest skill level overnight, you grow into it. Through the coaching programs at Halo, we help people develop into professional, self-confident actors and models.
If I have what it takes, I shouldn’t have to pay anything at all, right?
Not true. Unfortunately, many aspiring models and actors have heard of this "myth" but no agency in the world gives away anything for free. Some agencies in larger markets may advance funds to models or actors, but the funds will come out of their next pay check. Agencies require you to pay for you own “tools” such as your spot on the agency website (minimal fee), photo shoots for portfolios and head shots for actors. Nothing is free. It's business. We will give you an approved list of photographers and printing companies in our area.