PRINCIPALS talent

Principals Talent, one of Canada's leading boutique agencies, offering personalized representation to the finest performers in the entertainment industry.

Principals Talent Inc. is a full service (film, television, commercial, voice-over and print) agency located in Vancouver, BC.  Our mission is to represent the finest performers in Canada and offer them personalized representation to help them succeed in the entertainment industry.

Principals Talent was established in 1998 with a modest roster of roughly 40 actors. Over the last two decades, the agency has grown while still maintaining the boutique status and style that has helped us to succeed.

Currently, the four agents and assistants represent just over 200 actors between them.  The roster is versatile and diverse and we pride ourselves on representing a wide range of talent.

In order to maintain the boutique style of agency we focus on quality and representing actors that are different from one another. This helps to allow us to focus our attention on the small number of talent that we represent and secure auditions for the best possible candidates without the burden of inter-agency competition. Communication with our talent is key to our success and the long-term relationships we build with our talent are a benefit

Thanks in part to our combined years of experience and level of integrity with which we operate we have been able to develop an excellent reputation among casting directors, producers, directors and photographers around the world. The combination of seasoned veterans and fresh-faced well-trained talent gives industry professionals viable options for all of their production needs.  Principals Talent has access to all facets of the entertainment world. This allows us to offer our talent exciting opportunity all across North Americas major markets and beyond.

Agents

Our agents are at the forefront of the next generation of talent representatives.

Jason was born in West Vancouver where he began his career in the entertainment industry at the age of 12.

In high school Jason was a part of the Canadian Improv Games. His team were B.C. champions and competed at Nationals in Ottawa at the Art Center. Jason continued his education through the University of British Columbia and York University in Toronto.

Jason was a client of Principals Talent and it was during this time he began working as an assistant to his agent. Within 3 short months (and at the age of 22), Jason purchased Principals Talent, which at the time represented approximately 40 actors. In the 14 years since, Jason has built Principals to be one of Vancouver’s premier boutique talent agencies covering all divisions - Film, TV, Commercial and Voice Over.

Jason’s development of PT is a testament to his ability and drive. He has developed an agency and brand with a reputation for supplying casting with actors they need. His years in the business have honed his eye for the right look and talent which have help to build Principals to what it is today.

Sara Parker was born in Powell River, B.C and grew up in Richmond, B.C., Western Samoa, and New Zealand.

Sara began her career in the entertainment industry working as a hairstylist for models for runway and print shoots.

Sara started with Principals Talent in the spring of 06, as an assistant to Jason and children’s agent.  Sara took a brief hiatus to complete her Certificate in Public Relations through the University of Victoria; she came back full time to PT in the beginning of 08.

Sara brings her background in Public Relations to the team. She reps performers for film, television, commercials and voice. You can see many of Sara’s actors in the different series currently shooting in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles as well as numerous national and regional commercials.

Sean Burrows was born and raised in North Vancouver. Once graduating high school Sean continued his education at Capilano University’s School of Business, but after only one year in the program he decided to take a risk and refocus his studies.

Two months later Sean enrolled at Pacific Audio Visual Institute in the Film and Music Business Program, it was there Sean got to explore the Entertainment industry. This full time intensive program allowed Sean to study an array of courses including; Film and Record Production, Industry Contracts and Marketing & Promotions along with many others.

After seeing the many opportunities Vancouver’s Entertainment industry had to offer, Sean decided to pursue a career as a talent agent. He has always had passion for Film and Television; having his own IMDBpro account before he even had a job!

His interest and knowledge in all facets of production helped him secure his job first as an assistant to Jason. Sean has proven himself to be knowledgeable and capable and is now developing his own roster of diverse talent.

Jaye has been working in the Film and Television Industry for the last 15 years as both an Agent and a Casting Director. After a short hiatus, following 8 years at Clark and Page Casting, Jaye is excited to return to the business as an Agent with Principals Talent.

We are young, driven and reputable individuals who are passionate about both the industry and making meaningful and long-lasting relationships with our talent. The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and Principals Talent is positioned to capitalize. 

Voice

Men
Hector Johnson
Animation Demo (Animation Demo)
Michael Yeung
Animation Demo (Animation)
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Narration Demo (Narration)
Martin Hallat
Animation Demo (Animation )
Commercial Demo (Commercial )
Women
Tasya Teles
Animation Demo (Animation)
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Nicole Anthony
Animation Demo (Animation )
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Narration (Narration )
Lisa Paxton
Commercial Demo (Commercial )
Narration Demo (Narration)
Leslee Achorn
Animation Demo (Animation Demo)
Commercial Demo (Commercial Demo)
Narration Demo (Narration Demo)
Julia Pileggi
Animation VO Demo (Animation VO Demo)
Commercial VO Demo (Commercial VO Demo)
Janet Campbell
Commercial Demo (Commercial )
Arran Henn
Arran Henn (Demo)
Anita Yung
Animation Demo (Animation )
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Andee Frizzell
Narration Demo (Narration )
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Character Demo (Character)
Youth
Tim Carlson
Commercial Demo (Commercial)
Chanelle Peloso
Animation Demo (Animation)
Sean Depner
Animation Demo (Animation)
Commercial Demo (Animation)

Resources

Resources

Backstage
BC Film Commision
Breakdown Services
Canadian Actor Online
Casting Workbook
Employment Standards Branch
The Internet Movie Database
Reel West Productions
Union of BC Performers
Vancouver Actors Guide
Vancouver Public Library: Inspiration Labs

Photographers

Brandon Hart
Farrah Aviva
Ian Redd
Karolina Turek
Mark Brennan
Patrick Norman
Rob Gilbert
Shimon
Tobyn Ross
Todd Duncan
Arjun Mallick

Fitness Trainers

Chris Harrison | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
604-839-0296

Doug Leavers | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
604-816-3479

Graham Paul | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
604-338-5833

Acting Schools

Principals Talent encourages all our actors to continue training. The following is a short list of a few local schools and private acting coaches.


Actors Foundry
Andrew Mcilroy & Associates
Biz Studio
First Step Actors’ Workshop
Jeb Beach
Railtown Actors Studio
The Working Actors Gym

Studios

Bridge Studios
Go Studios
North Shore Studios 
Platform Vancouver
Shoreline Studios
Studio 3 Media

Tips & Advice

Here’s some information to get you started. Print these out for later use.

Coaches

Coaches on Call
Erica Carroll, Jen Spence & Krista McKeachie
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Andrew McIlroy
778-319-1960
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Kate Twa
604-602-1312
www.katetwa.com
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Matthew Harrison
778-882-3484
www.actorsfoundry.com
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Contact Us

(604) 294-3456 (604) 294-3457 info@principalstalent.com

#117 - 2323 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC, V5M 4V8

PARKING: There are visitor spots at the entrance to the Boundary Road Business Center, if these are full, please park along Boundary Rd or Henning Drive. Parking anywhere else within the Boundary Road Business Center will result in your vehicle being towed.

License Number: ER-177-765.

Submissions

Principals Talent Inc. welcomes your submissions!

If you are an UNREPRESENTED ACTOR please send your headshot and resume to us by email with the subject line: “SUBMISSION: (Your Name)”

Be sure to include all contact information (name, number and email) as this will help us track your submission accurately. Failure to do so may result in your submission being missed or deleted.

We thank you in advance for your submissions and look forward to working with you in the future. Principals Talent Inc. will only contact those whom we are interested in.