Top 10 Casting Agencies in Dallas

Top Dallas Casting Agencies

Since I've been working in the Dallas area for high-profile events for a number years, and having many friends in the industry, I thought I'd provide the most up-to-date list of the top 10 talent casting agencies in Dallas for those that are considering breaking into the field.

The Kim Dawson Agency
While Dallas-based Kim Dawson has been a nationally-recognized agency representing models for more than 50 years, some may not realize they have provided talent for some great films over the years. The agency founder, Kim Dawson, was one of the founders of the now famous actor workshops, KD Studio. Recording stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, as well as actors Angie Harmon of Rizzoli & Isles, Thomas Mann of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, Chace Crawford of Blood & Oil, and Jensen Ackles of Supernatural were all discovered by Kim Dawson.

The Campbell Agency
The Campbell Agency has been around for over 25 years, and employs some of the most recognizable names in the Dallas film community. Bridgette Poe, the agency's On Camera Agent, is perennial contributor to the Dallas International Film Festival.

The Callidus Agency
While only being in business since 2010, the Callidus agency has risen to be one of Dallas's premier talent agencies. Its representation includes Major Dodge of Murder Made Me and Kyle Austin, a frequent performer at the Dallas Comedy House.

The Clutts Agency
This agency was founded by former Neiman Marcus Fashion & Product Creative John Clutts. The Clutts agency represents models, stylists, and actors. One of the agency's most successful actors is Billy Blair from Machete Kills.

The Mary Collins Agency
The Mary Collins Agency has been around since 1984 and is a staple in the Dallas film community. Recently the agency cast Nadine Marissa in The Walking Dead.

The Horne Agency
The Dallas Observer at one point recognized the Horne agency as Best Talent Agent back in 2006. A full service talent agency, Horne represents actors in all forms of film, video and, and print productions.

Linda Mcalister Talent
Founded in 1994 by Linda Mcalister, who was one of the six creators of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance, the agency has offices in both Dallas and Los Angeles. The agency has cast actors in major films and commercials. Giovannie Cruz was recently cast in USA's Queen of the South.

Page Parkes Management
Headquartered in Houston, Page Parkes has a major office in Dallas. The agency has been in business for over over 25 years, and is now one of the largest talent agencies in the southwestern United States. At one point, Page Parkes has represented Alexis Bledel, Channing Tatum, Brooke Burns, Angelina Jolie, and Hilary Duff.

The Linicomn Agency
A graduate of the aforementioned KD Studio, The Linicomn agency was founded over 10 years ago by Danette Linicomn. The agency has cast talent for major corporate commercials including a recent Gold's Gym.

Core Talent
A boutique agency started in 2003, Core Talent grew into a well-known model and acting agency. Core Talent has represented a number of successful Dallas-based actors, including Douglas Cunningham of Army Wives.