FAQ’s

Types of talent we represent
We are a principal talent agency representing union and non-union actors and kids (5+) for TV series, commercials/infomercials, feature film, short films, web videos, promos and print.
Actors must have proper on camera training and some experience on their resumes to be considered for our agency.

We don’t represent background performers (extras), theater actors or fashion models.

Are there any fees to join?
Nope!  Fulcher Agency does NOT have any “registration” fees or yearly dues. We work on industry standard commission… 15% for tv/film and 20% for print & modelling.

What do I need to start?
You’ll have to invest in some tools to start… There are costs, charged by third parties, for services associated with working in the industry such as, photo shoots with photographers, casting website subscriptions (like Casting Workbook) and acting training, which is ongoing.
Actors & models are considered self employed and independent contractors and are responsible for their own expenses & marketing tools. Like a business, you must invest in it to succeed.

Actor’s photos
Actors need copies of at least one, professional, 8×10 headshot. Many actor’s will also have a few other shots (business, casual, etc) to show versatility. It’s recommended that headshots be updated every year or two.
Prices for photo shoots vary depending on the photographer you’re shooting with: Their experience,  how many looks are included, if styling is included (hair stylist & make-up artist), and cost of enlargements/digitals. Contact photographers for their pricing.

If an agency really likes me, shouldn’t they pay for everything?
This is a common misconception. Unless the agency is run by wealthy, kindhearted financiers, that won’t happen. Many agencies have LOANED the funds for photos, training, casting website subscriptions and other materials in the past, only to get stiffed by the very same people they tried to help. Agencies are not banks and therefore should not be expected to loan money.
If a model/actor is serious about being in the business, they need to be aware and responsible for their expenses.

Do I have to have training to become an actor?
Actors should always train and usually do so for the duration of their careers… especially if they want to remain competitive in the industry. Most top movie stars still train with acting coaches & dialogue coaches for upcoming roles and to improve their craft.
Fulcher Agency is a principal talent agency, so all our actors must have training for tv & film on their resumes. We can help recommend some reputable acting schools in Toronto.

How long does it take before I start working?
There are no guarantees in this industry! It could take a month or a year before you get a booking.  Signing with an agency is only the first step… You need to first be selected for an audition and then land the job.

Can I act part time on weekends or as a hobby?
No. Fulcher Agency represents professional actors who take this industry seriously. We expect our talent to be available on  short notice for auditions or arrange their schedule to accommodate an audition time, as they cannot be changed. Most auditions are M-F, 9am – 6pm. If you work full time or cannot be flexible, we suggest not seeking representation at this time.

I’m not a Canadian citizen. Can you represent me?
No… You must be able to work here legally. Canada has a complicated tax credit system for film &  television productions. For a production to benefit from these credits, actors must be a citizen or landed immigrant (full PR status) and often must reside in the province where the filming is taking place.