APPAS Talent Agency is a highly motivated team providing casting and audition opportunities to our clients. We are a relatively new Talent Agency based 15 minutes from Bicester Village Designer Shopping Outlet, nestled in the beautiful countryside between Oxford and Aylesbury. We originally started representing the young students from our sister company, Adele Peters Performing Arts School (APPAS) but having had some great castings in the West End, UK Stage Tours, Television and Film, we recently decided to broaden our client list and open our books to both children and adults from around the UK.
We are committed to equal opportunities for all performers, irrespective of sex, age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or any other criteria not related to skills or abilities.
Unlike other Agencies, we only charge 15% commission on any paid work you receive and optional promoting fee of just £25 a year (for this we create your own 2 page profile on our website including a customised CV* and personal gallery including show reels and voice reels, both of which are regularly updated).
(Please see our "How to Join" page for a complete breakdown of what this includes. * CV’s of clients under 18 are not publicly accessible and access is only offered to parents of the client and casting directors who have been vetted and verified by us).
We are pleased to be able to offer introductory headshots for free. These include 2 or 3 basic headshots to get you started. We have our own professional photographer, Bori Bojthe (www.appastalentagency.co.uk/bori-bojthe-portraits) who can also offer a full headshot session at great competitive rates.
We work closely with Spotlight, a renowned Casting Agency used every day by casting directors looking to find the best performers for their projects, whether they're casting the latest blockbuster, a new commercial, the next touring theatre production or an eagerly-anticipated television drama series. All our clients are expected to join Spotlight** (subject to eligibility) when registering with us to enable us to offer them the best opportunities available Worldwide.
Applicants UNDER the age of 25 may join Spotlight as a Young Performer through us as an accredited Agent. (We can provide the link to enable you to set this up).
If you already have, or have previously had, a Spotlight membership, you will be required to use or reactivate that account and add us as your Agent.
Once you have become a member of Spotlight you can remain as long as you keep your membership active and remain with an Agent.
Applicants OVER 25 will need 4 professional credits or be a graduate with an acting qualification. If you join as a Young Performer and leave Spotlight then try to re-join, you will need to have these required elements! The cost to Spotlight as a Young Performer is £103 (that is their fee, we do not add anything to that). For Adults or over 25’s, the cost is £154 but this will give you full access and control of your account.
For applicants who are not currently eligible to join, provided that we believe they have the necessary skills and attributes required for this industry to enable us to promote them, and that they are committed to self promotion and development, we would happily consider representing them. (Another option is to sign up to an acting course with an accredited college or performing arts school who may then be able to give them access to Spotlight).
ADELE PETERS PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Our Performing Arts School and have dedicated classes preparing students with:
stage ready workshops
audition preparation classes
microphone techniques and many more.
In addition, we offer bespoke packages tailored for individual needs and specific auditions. We work closely with producers of shows and have a vast knowledge of what directors and audition panels are looking for. We receive a broad range of requests for auditions from the West End to high profile television commercials and have had successful castings.
We are proud to say that many of our clients are trained by us and attend classes run by us on a weekly, sometimes even daily, basis. They have access to excellent teaching and we are constantly performing as a school where our clients get lots of opportunity to showcase their work and to gain valuable experience. APPAS Talent Agency are as dedicated to our clients as they are to their art and as such we know exactly what our clients are capable of and match the casting that is right for them.
* Please refer to our terms of agreement with regard to commission.
** For Spotlight Fees, please visit our "How to Join" page.