1. What makes you unique as an agency?
What make us unique is our ability to forge lasting and meaningful relationships. Our top priority has always been to fight for our clients, to guide them in every aspect of their career in order to help them achieve their goals. We do this by utilizing our relationships with casting directors all across the country, by staying at the forefront of technological advancement, and by thinking outside the box.
We were the first agency in Atlanta to join the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) and over the years have developed relationships with agencies and managers in other markets to broaden opportunities for our clients.
Additionally, we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming company for both our clients and our staff and it is this balance of smart and tough business dealings and warm family environment that makes us so unique.
We love our People Store family, our valued colleagues around the country, and of course helping our clients achieve their wildest career dreams here in Atlanta and worldwide.
2. How long have you been in business?
We have been in business in Atlanta since 1983, and to say that we have been here a long time would be an understatement. Atlanta is our home, and it is this stability, consistency, and commitment to Atlanta which casting directors and agents around the world have come to associate with People Store.
3. What do you look for in an actor who is seeking representation with you?
We are looking for, first and foremost, talent. Innate talent, that natural ability and charisma that you feel when an actor walks into a room for the first time. You know it when you see it, or at least we do!
We want clients at the top of their game, in skill, training, and savvy to the modern business world of acting; actors ready to work, to do their own part for their own careers, and willing to trust us to do our part in taking them to the next level.
4. What is your best piece of advice for actors working in the South East?
Our best advice for actors in the South East is to stay here! With all of the movies and TV shows shooting here in Atlanta, we are on the cusp of something truly exciting in the industry. People Store is committed to making Atlanta the arts hub we know it can be, and it’s going to take talented actors to help make that dream a reality.
Actors are finding more and more opportunity right here. It’s not like it used to be, you don’t have to go out to LA to find work, LA talent is coming here to get cast, and as our region continues to grow our local talent will continue to flourish.
5. Share a success story with us. Keep in mind it can be for you as an agent or specific to a client and their journey.
It is tough to pin down one specific story, with so many series regulars and consistently working actors on our roster, we have been extremely fortunate. We are just as excited when a young talent books their first credit as we are booking a lead in a major motion picture.
A wonderful example would be someone like Shannon Purser. We saw her at a talent showcase and brought her on. Her very first booking earned her an Emmy nomination for Stranger Things, internet fame, and she has worked consistently since then.
There is so much talent here in Atlanta, and it is a joy for us to find it, cultivate its growth, and ultimately help them achieve their dreams!