Submission

There are two ways to submit to Gray Talent Group: Through the mail and electronically.  Please read directions closely and follow instructions.  All material will be reviewed equally and there is not a “better way” to submit.  Electronic submissions will only be reviewed if there is an audition video included.  

Submit via Mail

Please send us the following:

  • Head Shot and Resume (Attached)
  • Cover Letter
  • Demo Reel (If Available)

Gray Talent Group, Inc.

727 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 312
Chicago, IL 60605

You should never submit any materials if they are your last copy.

Glossary

Resume: A list of previous acting work experience and/or training.  You can find an example of a professional resume here

Cover Letter: An introduction about who you are and what you are looking for in agency representation. 

Headshot: A photo of yourself close up with a blank background.

Monologue: A speech where only one actor speaks.

A Capella: Singing with no backing track or music in the background.  Only the singing. 

Demo Reels: TV/Film clips of you edited together to showcase previous work you have done.

FAQs

Q: What is a talent agency?
A: A talent agency represents actors and works as employment counselors to secure work for actors in the entertainment industry.  A talent agency does not work for any particular project, but rather provides the service of securing employment opportunities.

Q: What are we looking for?
A: First and foremost, we are looking for talented actors. In our submission review process, we first look at the audition video and/or demo reel before resume.

Q: I don’t have a resume/professional experience. Can I still submit?
A: Yes! While a resume and professional experience is encouraged, it should not stop you from submitting.  We are interested in seeing the talent you currently have regardless of professional experience or training.

Q: How can I follow up to see if you have received my materials?
A: If we are interested in setting up a meeting, we will reach out to you within 2 weeks of receiving your materials.

Q: What is the youngest age that you represent?
A: We represent talent 5 years old and up.

Q: What type of talent do you look for?
A: It is our business model to only represent actors in all aspects of the business exclusively.  We do not represent talent for voiceovers, theatre, print, etc. individually.

Q: I am a model. Can I submit my comp card?
A:  We currently do not have a modeling division.

Q: Do you represent writers and directors?
A: While we appreciate the wonderful storytelling and talents writers and directors have, we currently only represent actors.

Q: How much do your services cost?
A: Agencies operate on a commission basis and do not charge an upfront cost.  In accordance with SAG/AFTRA regulations, our commission structure is based on SAG/AFTRA’s exhibit 16g commission chart.

Q: What locations do you service?
A: We currently have offices in Chicago and Los Angeles.  While we work on projects around the nation and world, most of our clients are based in the three major entertainment markets: Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.  If you do not currently live in one of those cities, you can still submit to our agency, but please specify in your cover letter where you currently reside.

If there is interest, we will reach out to you within two weeks of your submission.  
Please do not follow up with a call or email.

Submit Online

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Only PDF documents are accepted.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Only PDF documents are accepted.
  • Submissions through the website MUST include a link to an audition video. Submissions via the website WILL NOT be viewed if you do not submit an audition video.

    Audition Videos:

    • Should be no more than 2 minutes in length
    • Be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube as a private/unlisted video (please make sure you send us a password and link)
    • Should include: A brief introduction, 1 minute contemporary monologue, 16 bars of a song a capella and list your dance experience (singing and dance skills are only required if you are interested in pursuing musical theater)
    • Demo reels will not replace an audition video
  • Only if your video requires a password.
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