Frequently asked questions about Katalyst.
Q. Do I have to live near Katalyst to be represented by the agency?
A. No. In the last few years more and more casting offices are accepting remote auditions. Initial auditions for many major motion pictures and television pilots can be done remotely.
Q. Are Katalyst contracts exclusive or non-exclusive?
A. Our contracts are non-exclusive. This means as far as Katalyst is concerned you can be signed with any other agency. We want our talent to work as much as possible. The more you work, the better you get and the more you will book.
Q. What percentage do you take?
A. On non-union and print work the agency takes a 20% commission from the talent. On union work the agency takes a 10% commission from talent.
Q. How do I submit myself to be represented by Katalyst?
A. Talent should submit picture, resume and video audition of a 1 minute monologue. Video auditions can be sent as a Youtube link. These can be sent to email@example.com or via the on-line application form.
Q. What type of talent do you represent?
A. We represent men, women and children 4 and older, all sizes, nationalities & abilities. We represent actors, models, and voice over artists.
Q. What type of work do you book?
A. We book film, television, commercials, print advertising, industrial films, and training videos.
Q. Do you accept everybody?
A. No. We believe part of the service the agency provides to our clients is the screening of talent.
Q. Do I need professional pictures?
A. Yes. Katalyst submits our talent for major motion pictures, television pilots, and national commercials as well as regionally based work throughout the country. The better your pictures the more likely you are to be selected for an audition.
Q. Do children have to have professional pictures taken?
Q. Are there fees?
A. Yes. Katalyst charges an annual administrative fee of $150. Payments are processed through Paypal.
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Q. Are there other requirements?
A. Yes. It is mandatory that all Katalyst talent sign up for and maintain an active profile on Actor's Access, Casting Networks, & Now Casting. Without an active profiles on these sites you significantly limit your opportunities with the agency.
Q. Why should I choose to be represented by Katalyst?
A. Katalyst has great relationships with significant professionals in both LA & NY. We have placed a number of our talent with very strong agencies and managers in the major markets. Our alumni can be seen on television regularly. We have placed our talent through our specialized ECAC Program. This program helps guide, place and transition talent into the Los Angeles market.