Success Stories & FAQ's
Katalyst is a regionally located agency that books talent nationwide. We rep talent from 4-90. But are well known for our child and young adult talent.
Some of our success stories include
Ciara Bravo, Galadriel Stineman, Santiago Segura, Adam Gregory, Raymond Davis Jr, Dejean Deterville.
Katalyst has a specializing in helping talent transition from regional to national markets. Recent placements include talent with Paradigm, CESD , Savage, Maverick and Abrams Artists.
Our talent regularly are invited to audition for Network Television, New Television Series, Feature Films National Commercial and Print Campaigns. Over the past 13 years we have built very strong relationships with kid networks.
Beacause our talent are going after these top tier jobs, the Olympics of the Film & TV world we strongly promote top tier training. We regularly promote this training making certain our talent are the best prepared talent outside of the major markets.
What our Talent Have to Say About Being with Katalyst
As our daughter's local talent agent Kat has been remarkable. She is supportive, encourgaing and a tremendous mentor. Kat has brought Los Angeles and New York to Northern Kentucky. By providing productive workshops with prominent LA/New York talent agents, casting directors, and talent managers, Kat provides her talent with a cost effective way to display their talents. These workshops provide actors with the opportunity to present themselves to the LA/New York entertainment market while receiving constructive feedback from qualified industry leaders. These workshops open up opportunities right here in Northern Kentucky. Opportunities that most can only get when traveling to Los Angeles and New York. Kat also has a strong connection to the local market for upcoming projects and works very hard to efficiently and effectively provide those audition opportunities to her clients in a timely manner. Kudos to Kat!'
- Tammy Bravo, mom of Ciara Bravo, Big Time Rush, Nickelodeon
Katalyst was a great place for me to start my professional acting career. Besides the experience I gained auditioning locally, I was able to intern in the office to learn more about business. I knew I wanted to expand my career to Los Angeles and Katalyst was a huge help in
getting set up in the national market."
- Galadriel Stineman - Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Cartoon Network, The Middle, ABC
Katalyst provided me with the proper connections with manager Lori Knight to make it out to Hollywood. They offer support connections with other actors in LA when you have a question or if you feel discouraged. Kat was the first step of many for me into Hollywood success,
thank you Kat!
- Adam Gregory - Bold & the Beautiful
Raymond Davis, Jr
Ms. Kat and the Katalyst staff has been a wonderful blessing to our family. She truly has an eye for great talent. Ms. Kat puts her heart and soul into making sure her talent achieves their dreams.
We want to thank you for believing in Raymond’s voice and acting abilities. Your faith, dedication, inspiration, and encouraging words helped Raymond to achieve his goals. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL YOU’RE IN OUR LIVES.
Vicky and Raymond Sr. (parents of Raymond Davis)
I want to thank you for this amazing journey and for all you’ve done for me. This would not have been possible without you.
You’re the best!!
Raymond Davis Jr, Booked in 2017 National Broadway Tour Mo'town the Musical
I just want to say how fun and amazing this journey has been. When Taylor and I first got with Katalyst it was great. Ms. Kat was just working and working for us. Everyone just needs to know Katalyst is one of the best agencies ever and they will work for you. They are very nice and will keep you in the loop of everything. Katalyst prepared us for everything and gave us lots of exposure by providing us audition opportunities in Los Angeles. She also made remarkable connections for Taylor and me which resulted in LA representation and training. I just want to say that I am so grateful for meeting Ms. Kat and being able to work with her. Katalyst is top pick and we could not do this without their team!
Dejean "Like the Mustard" Deterville, Empire, Fresh Off the Boat,
Lancer Dean Shull
Katalyst' willingness to go the extra mile provided me with the opportunity to audition for a feature film and ultimately land a role opposite Alfred Molina. Thanks for the Hollywood connection!!
Katalyst books talent with both local and national clients in film, TV, commercial, voice-over, print and industrial. Below is a list of some of the clients that our talent have worked with through Katalyst.
Empire - Fox TV
In NorthWood - MikeWittlin Productions
Kill Point - SpikeTV
Bold and the Beautiful - CBS
She's Out of My League - Dreamworks
Young and the Restless - CBS
The Lodger - Sony Pictures
The Weapon aka Cyborg Solider - Peacharch Entertainment
Ides of March, Hallmark Channel, Nickelodeon, Disney
Motown, The Musical, National Broadway Tour
Commercials, Industrial,Voice-Over and Print
*P&G * Activa * Adobe * Aldi's * Alliance Data * Arbonne, Arvin Merator * Asacol *Atrium Hospital * Axis Technology * Behringer Crawford Museum * Belterra Casino *Biggs * Chiquita * Cincinnati Bell * Cincinnati Children's Hospital * Cincinnati Department of Tourism * Cincinnati Museum Center * Cincinnati State * Cincinnati USA * Cintas * Columbus Library *Subway * Wendy's * Ohio Department of Health * The Service Quality Institute * Zaner Bloser * IHOP * Snappy Tomato Pizza * Purex * Kentucky Lottery * Ohio Lottery * Huntington Bank * Swiffer * Speedway * Fresh Express * Maker's Mark * Tennessee Aquarium * Newport Aquarium * Duke University * Glad * Western Southern * Pampers * Mead * Hamilton County Foster Care * Kroger Hill-Rom * Gettysburg Museum * US Bank * Hollywood Casino * Dawn * Hobart * Folgers * Charmin * Joico * Intel * Febreeze * Exuviance* U of L Healthcare * Klosterman's Bakery * Vitamin Water * Hanes * Wal-mart * United Way * V-tech * Beach Waterpark * Safe Auto * Gillette * Kids Cuisine * * Highlights Magazine * Victoria's Secret * Peptobismal * Olay * Stafford Jewelers * Papa Johns * Sprint * Even Flo * Frisch's * House Doctors * Navicor * Better Bodies * JTM * Long John Silvers * Playhouse in the Park * Tire Kingdom * Tide * Texas Aquarium * Duke Energy * McDonald's * Northwest Bank * Pantene * US Army * Oral Care * Herff Jones * Pur * St Elizabeth * Skyline * Garfield Suites * Great Wolf Lodge * Bayer Contour * Instant Tax Service * Pediasure * American Girl * Perfect North Slopes * Polycom * Watson’s * St Elizabeth Hospitals * Scotsman * Pearle Vision * Macy’s * Vicks*
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 $200.
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 travel periodically to LA with our top talent to assist them in securing national representation.
I Booked a Job! Now What?
When a talent books a job the number one rule is to never contact the client directly. Your agency will handle all correspondence with the client. If you are given a number by your agent the only time to utilize that number is on the day of shoot. Any questions or concerns need to be directed to your agent who will then contact the client about your questions or concerns.
The agency will provide you with time, location, and wardrobe information for the shoot. Please remember that sometimes information can be last minute. Also, remember that you are the talent and they are the client. It is their schedule, not yours, that sets time and date of shoot. Talent is expected to work around clients schedule not vice versa.
On the day of shoot if you are running late or are lost immediately call the agency so they can inform the client. It is always best to allow an extra half hour in case of traffic.
Talent is also responsible to check with agency that they have all information that is needed for a shoot. If you are told that you will be receiving a script and have not received it the day before a shoot, it is imperative that you call your agent and let them know. Do not wait till day of shoot to ask about a missing script. If your agent has told you they will be e-mailing you the script right away and if by the end of the day you have not received the script then call your agent to let them know.
On most occasions, you will be expected to bring wardrobe. The agency will give you specifics on what the client wants and is expecting. Everything must be clean and pressed and you must take the appropriate under garments, socks, shoes and jewelry.
What is Camera Ready?
When the agency tells you that are to arrive camera ready it means that you are to arrive on set with hair and make-up already done. Make-up should always be natural and not heavy. Make sure to take powder, lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara for emergency purposes. Also, for hair purposes always take a hairbrush, curler, straightener, hairspray, and other styling products that you use. Katalyst has put together a packet on what talent should always carry in their “Actor/Model Bag”. You will be given this information when accepted into the agency. If you are Katalyst talent and for some reason do not have a copy of this list please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy .