The Dallas Actor Handbook
 

Welcome to
Dallas Actor Handbook

A directory, guide, and sourcebook for professional actors in:

TV -- Film -- Video -- Stage -- Radio -- Voice-over

A "Go-See-List" of people and companies who employ actors or who have services or products for actors.

The Dallas Actor Handbook contains over 800 listings in more than 30 categories from around North Texas... just about everything (and everybody) you need to know in show biz.

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Open letter from Peggy Taylor



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Coming Attractions! 
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....that you'll want to work in. Get a part and we'll see you in the Movies!
Because this list changes, it is NOT on the DAHB floppy disk.
All productions currently working in Texas are listed on a special part of the website of the Texas Film Commission. Make a note of this URL address.

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/film/hotline


Take a look at it after you have surfed, and hopefully ordered, the DAHB.


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Now...The Dallas Actor Handbook!
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Table of Contents
To see a section, click on its name, or to view them in order, just scroll down.
There are even more sections on the Dallas Actor Handbook floppy disk.

Accountants
Actors' Equity (AEA)
Advertising Agencies
Agents, Talent, Franchised
Agents, Talent, Non-Union
AFTRA/SAG
Attorneys
Beepers
Casting Directors
Casting Directors, Assistant
Casting Directors, Extras
Costumes
Demo Tape Producers
Film Commissions
Headshots
Hot Lines and Information
Media
Organizations
Payment Services
Photographers
Producers, Audio
Producers, Corporate In-House
Producers, Film and Video
Reading List
Resumes
Schools, Acting
Teachers and Coaches
Theatrical
Unions
Workshops

Accountants

Yo! Why do you think they call it show busine$$?

James A. Moyers, CPA
c/o Income Tax Specialists, Inc.
10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 530
Dallas, TX  75231
(214) 987-4687

A.E. Smith, CPA
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 208
Dallas, TX  75251-1502
(972) 701-9400


Actors' Equity

The pros carry an "Equity Card"

Get updated audition information from the Equity hot line

See Unions


Advertising Agencies

They use talent and keep a talent file. They will accept your head shot, resume, and tape and sometimes look at your book.

Ackerman - McQueen
545 E. John Carpenter Frwy, Suite 600
Irving, TX  75062
(972) 444-9000

AD Cetera
15540 Spectrum
Addison, TX  75010
(972) 387-5577

Advantage Marketing Group
10030 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX  75063
(972) 869-2244

 

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Agents, Talent, Franchised

Recognized by SAG, AFTRA and Equity and operate under their guidelines.
TL = Texas License. Very Important info about this on disk. It could save you money and a possible lawsuit.

Peggy Taylor Talent, Inc.  TL 102
Richard Mason
AFTRA / SAG / WGA
437 Southfork, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX  75057

P.O. Box 548
Lewisville, TX  75067

       (972) 221-9566
       (972) 219-7362
Fax: (972) 221-9666
E-Mail: richard@PeggyTaylorTalent.com
www.PeggyTaylorTalent.com

Mary Collins Agency  TL 123
Mary Collins
2909 Cole Ave, Suite 250
Dallas, TX  75204
(214) 871-8900
Fax: (214) 871-8945

E-Mail: info@marycollins.com
Sub-Agent: Kim Trusty
Talent only: Send current photo, resume, audio and/or video demotape (video will be returned). Extensive commercial, voice-on-camera, experience or principal film roles required. Talent will be contacted if accepted for an interview. No children, teens or extras.

The Campbell Agency  TL 233
Nancy Campbell
3906 Lemmon, Suite 200
Dallas, TX  75219
(214) 522-8991
Fax: (214) 522-8997

Broadcast / Film: Nancy Johnson
Print: Nancy Campbell, Peter John
Men 5' 11" to 6' 2" Women 5' 8" to 5' 11"
Talent: Send current headshot and resume. Extensive credits required or exceptional look. Talent will be notified if accepted for an interview.
 

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Agents, Talent, Non-Union

If no Texas License number, just say "Don't call me, I'll call you."

Clipse Management Inc. TL 231
One Mockingbird Plaza
1420 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 280
Dallas, TX  75247

(214) 634-4950

Hetzer Theatrical Productions TL 222
Cathy Rogers
P.O. Box 92923
Southlake, TX  76092

(817) 481-6298
 

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AFTRA/SAG

In Dallas, membership in American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild is two for one.

See Unions


Attorneys

Have one before you need one!

William Mark Bonney
5911 Maple
Dallas, TX  75235
(214) 357-0355
(800) 268-2995
Entertainment attorney, practice focuses primarily on working with independent producers in contract drafting and negotiation and related employment law issues, some representation of talent. Texas Bar Association / Oklahoma Bar Association

Patrick J. Glynn
750 North St. Paul, Suite 520
(Arts District)
Dallas, TX  75201
(214) 369-1623
Fax (214) 369-3851
Attorney and Mediator Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

Marcel M. Weiner
Weiner, Glass & Reed
8300 Douglas, Suite 730
Dallas, TX  75225
(214) 750-9509
Fax (214) 750-9127
12 years in private practice involving corporations, partnerships buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations, employment, real estate, collections, civil litigation, etc. 12 years in management, finance, marketing & marketing research. Master's Degree in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University and J.D. Degree from Duquesene University

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Beepers

Beepers or Pagers are a necessity. Your agent will want you to have one, and you will be a better professional if you can be reached when you are needed.
 

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Bookstores

RIF Reading is Fundamental

Borders Books and Music
Tap into one of this area's literary and cultural resources!
Readings, Lectures, Author Signings, Live Music, Espresso Bar
120,00 book titles
70,000 music titles
Knowledgeable Staff
Comfortable Atmosphere
Browsing Welcome
SE Corner Preston & Royal Lane
(214) 363-1977
Lovers Lane East of Greenville
(214) 739-1166
Preston Road between Park & Plano Parkway
(972) 713-9857

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Casting Directors

They will accept your headshot and resume by mail.

Shirley Abrams (C.S.A.)
P.O. Box 29199
Dallas, TX  75229

Jo Edna Boldin (C.S.A.)
P.O. Box 151298
Austin, TX  78715

Barbara Brinkley (C.S.A.)
3601 Old Tree Walk
Irving, TX  75060

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Casting Assistants

They freelance assisting casting directors

Zona Ray
18333 Roehampton, Suite 1227
Dallas, TX  75252

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Casting Directors, Extras

Now extras can earn more by being a SAG extra

Abiba Howell
P.O. Box 58551
Houston, TX  77258

Third Coast Extras Casting
Dara Gray
501 North IH 35
Austin, TX  78702

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Casting Facilities

Where the boys... and the girls, go to audition for a job

KD Studios
2600 Stemmons, Suite 117
Dallas, TX  752347

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Costumes

Actors love to dress up...or down

Rachael Gregory
Professional Costumer / Degreed Fashion Designer
P.O. Box 781762
Dallas, TX  75378

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Demo Tape Producers

A = Audio Tapes; B = Both audio and video; V = Video tapes



Curt Newbury -B-





PoV Video Productions -B-
Paul Lewis
7739 El Pensador
Dallas, TX  75248
(972) 661-1946
Affordable quality Video services, Audition tapes, Commercials, Scenework tapes, Editing, Taping

Video Tapes only
under construction

Audio Tapes only
under construction

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Film Commissions

"They do not like green eggs and ham" (actors that is)
And there are other things they do and don't

Dallas Film Commission
Gary Wood, Director
Janis Burklund, Project Manager
325 North St. Paul, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

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Headshots

Your calling card. Be careful... you want it good, but make sure it's you.
 
 

Constance Ashley
2025 E. Shady Grove, Suite #6
Irving, TX  75060
(214) 747 2501
(866)713 2157
Fax: (214) 747 2501
E-Mail: ashleyconstance@yahoo.com


 
 

Sam Battaglia
2931 Joanna
Dallas, TX  75234
(972) 620-9082
Headshots, Art Shots, Character, Composite & Portfolio Photographs In Studio or On Location, Artist Renderings, Photographs for Actors and Models Since 1980



J. W. Burkey


 
 
 

Curt Newbury


 

Julian Noel Photography, Inc.
3136 Routh St., # 201
Dallas, TX  75201
(214) 855-5121

Images on Water
 
 
 

Steve Riley
4535 N. O'Connor Rd, Suite 2217
Irving, TX  75062
(972) 791-7606


 

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Hot Lines

Audition Info and that's about as hot as you can get
Local Events that you'll want to be in

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Media

Media that uses talent, writes about talent, or should be read by talent.

Texas Films and Video News
David Fulton, Publisher
2301 Akard
Dallas, TX  75201
(214) 220-2433
Send him your information 90 days ahead of publication

Dallas Morning News
Communications Center
Jane Sumner
508 Young Street
P.O. Box 75202
Dallas, TX  75265
(214) 977-8042
E-Mail: jsumner@dallasnews.com
TV & Film Outtakes Column appears Friday in Today Section

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Organizations

Sometimes it's who you know and this is where you meet'em

Dallas Video Festival
Video Association of Dallas
Bart Weiss
1405 Woodlawn Ave
Dallas, TX  75208
(214) 651-8600
 

S.T.A.G.E.
Society for Theatrical Artists Guidance and Enhancement
1106 Lupo Drive
Dallas, TX  75207
(214) 630-7722

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Payment Services

Sometimes you will be paid for a job with a check from a Payment Service or Paymaster. When this happens, they are the Employer of Record. If you have questions regarding withheld taxes, FICA, unemployment payments, pension or other deductions, call the phone number on the check stub.

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Photographers

Commercial print shooters. They could make you a star

Lee Angle
1900 Montgomery
Fort Worth, TX  76107
(817) 737-6469

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Producers, Audio

 Voice-over, our best kept secret

Green Room Productions
( Formerly Announcers Booth )
Ryan Short
1300 E. Arapaho, Suite 101
Richardson, TX  75081
(972) 234-0301
CD Duplication / Headshots / Voice-overs

Audio Dallas
Paul Osborn
102 Lakeside Dr.
Rockwall, TX  75087
(972) 771-4166

Buffalo Sound
Jim Hodges
910 Currie
Ft. Worth, TX  76107
(972) 335-7733

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Producers, Corporate In-House (Industrial)

Mark envelope "Attn: Talent Coordinator", as these names change frequently.

American Airlines
P.O. Box 619616 MD5575
DFW Airport, TX  75261
(972) 963-1234

American Cancer Society
8900 Carpenter Frwy.
Dallas, TX  75247
(972) 631-3850

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX  75231
(214) 373-6300

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Producers, Film and Video

You do know there is a difference between the two   ...   duh

AF Video
6309 North O'Connor Road
Irving, TX  75039
(972) 869-4016

Alpha Video Production
1219 Abrams Road, Suite 316
Richardson, TX  75081
(972) 497-9959

Alton Cagle Productions
4407 North Beltwood Pkwy, Suite 108
Dallas, TX  75244
 

Curt Newbury


 

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Reading List

How to be a Working Actor
by MariLyn Henry

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Resume Writers

Under construction


Schools, Acting

KD Studio: The Actors Conservatory of the Southwest
(214) 638-0484


 
 
 
 
 

Margo Manning Casting & Acting Studio
(972) 239-2882


 
 
 

North Lake Community College
Theatre / RTF Department
(972) 273-3568

Southern Methodist University
Theatre
(214) 768-2558
Communications Department
(214) 768-3607

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Teachers and Coaches You can never know too much

Cathryn Hartt
Hartt & Soul Studio
4106 Brook Tree Lane
Dallas, TX  75287
(972) 788 -1150
E-Mail: harttandsoul@aol.com
Classes and personal training for adults and children. Scene work and character study. Voice and diction.
Film, TV, and Stage. Audition coaching.


Bettye Pierce Zoller
You don't have to be a serious singer but you do have to be serious about singing !!! Bettye Pierce Zoller produces singers you've heard on Star Search, on Broadway, at Disney World and on television, recordings and jingles! Dancers and Actors Sing! Singers Amaze! She'll build your act, build your voice and build your confidence.
Enrollment Limited
Call (214)638 TALK (8255)
E-Mail: btzol@aol.com

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Theatrical Life is but a stage...

The only thing Texas has more of than oil wells is live stage theatres. I've given up trying to list 'em. Fortunately Texas has the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural & Arts Network which make up the TCAnet.
Find them on the Internet at: http://www.arts.state.tx.us/exhibition_hall/Theatre.htm
Read the Equity web page and listen to Equity Hot Line. (see above) http://www.actorsequity.org/ServicesForYou/ContractDescriptions.html
There are some really terrific theatre venues out there.

Want It All??? The Complete List is Available On Disk


Unions To be, or not to be...

Actors Equity
Sally Soldo
Pager: (214) 786-6423

AFTRA / SAG
William R. McCright
6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 302
Dallas, TX  75206
(214) 363-8300


Workshops 

S.T.A.G.E.
1106 Lupo Drive
Dallas, TX  75207
(214) 630-7722
Fax (214) 630-4468
E-Mail: stage_tx@swbell.net

Margo Manning Casting & Acting Studio
Margo Manning
15851 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
Addison, TX  75001
(972) 239-2882

Want It All??? The Complete List is Available On Disk



"... 'at's a wrap"

Dale Kassel

2008 Cathryn Lacey
 

Dallas Actor Handbook
P. O. Box 190248
Dallas, TX  75219
(214) 559-7919
Or you can send me e-mail at cathrynlacey@dallasactor.com


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