Brisbane Acting Agents | List of Acting Agents Queensland

Brisbane Acting Agents

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So you want to get an agent in Brisbane? Fantastic.

We believe that having an agent is vital to move your acting career forward. Not only can they help you find new opportunities for acting, they legitimise you. An agent can put some professional muscle in your corner that gets your name out there, nurtures you and protects you.

Updated: 16th February 2023

Getting an agent can be tough. Which agents are the best? How do I approach an agent? What do I need to land an agent? These are all common questions, so don’t worry: we are here to help you answer them! This page will give you some foundational information on the great Brisbane acting agents. We recommend checking out more on all these agents, preparing a headshot and showreel before getting in touch with a simple and professional email. Research and preparation cost you nothing, and are your two greatest assets in landing good representation.

Brisbane is a relatively small acting town. Its older siblings Sydney and Melbourne without a doubt offer more opportunities for actors. There are more agents, casting directors and work opportunities in both those cities. However, Brisbane can act as a gateway to international productions via film studios on the Gold Coast, and sports a small but vibrant theatre scene. If you’re settled in Brisbane and love the sunny city, then here are the best acting agents:

Difference between agents and managers: in Australia, the words are synonymous. Some agencies like to brand themselves as managers, but really they are the same in Australia. In fact those calling themselves managers can often be less personal and just do it to take a higher cut, so watch out for that. If you think an agent is taking too much, check out union regulations here.

Reputable Acting Agents in Brisbane, Queensland

Natalie Hall Management

Well, I have to start by confessing: Natalie is my agent. Natalie is a powerhouse and arguably the most established agent in Queensland. The great thing about Natalie is that her agency covers the entire country (and an agency’s reach is always an important thing to learn when researching). For six years, I was based in Sydney and was represented remotely by Natalie and the team. This means they are a great agent for any actor who has aspirations to work outside of Brisbane, while still hoping for a strong industry presence in their home town. Natalie is a fantastic agent and will offer access to work at the highest level in film, TV and theatre.

Kubler Auckland Management

Kubler Auckland Management are another top-tier Queensland agency. They are headed by Tony Auckland and based in Brisbane. Much like Natalie Hall, they are representing at a professional level across the country and have solid connections in Sydney and Melbourne. The other bonus of this agency is their access to voice-over work; their portfolio of voice actors is strong, and well renowned in the Australian industry. Voice-over work is a fantastic way to supplement your income as an actor and having an agent that can cover both realms with experience is a huge win.

BMEG

The core team at BMEG is made up of Mary-Ann Vale and Raquel Benássy. BMEG are another rock solid agency with a good reputation, and one you should be stoked to sign with in Brisbane. Again, they are based locally, but do have good access to work along the eastern seaboard. If you’re a multi-disciplinary artist, BMEG also represent directors, writers and designers in addition to actors—a rarity in the Australian industry.

Creme Management 

Paul at Creme is awesome! He is one hardworking agent. He will demand a lot of you, but would you want anything less from an agent? Creme is maybe not as established as some of the other agents on this list, but his passion and eye for talent are making him one of the most exciting agents in Brisbane. A short browse of Creme Management’s website is testament to this; it sports an impressive list of its clients’ recent work both domestically and abroad.

Here are some other Agencies to explore!

The below agents are definitely worth exploring. One of the tricky things with agents is that they are varied. Individual research is advised.

AED Management

AED has been getting talent auditions, on set and working since 2007. Their mission statement, “We are specialists at matching extraordinary talent to extraordinary opportunities,” speaks volumes about their aspirations in the industry. They have come along way since they were named Actors and Extras Direct. Originally, their focus was casting extras; but they have since become a formidable acting agency.

AED is open to newbies who have little-to-no experience via their extras division, but also consider actors who are wanting to take their career to the next level. As a bonus, they take 10% on everything—and only for the work they get you—as well as having no lock-in contract. Overall, a good place to start for your agent search.

Their email is [email protected] if you wish to get in touch; however, I would recommended reading the informative FAQ on their website before you email/apply. Keep an eye on their socials too, as their books only open a few times a year.

Ego Management 

Ego Management is another solid Brisbane agent that was established in 2001. They work across a number of different areas in the industry (including casting for children and extras), but do have a section just for professional actors. Again, they are not limited to work exclusively in Brisbane; however, they are definitely more established locally than in Sydney or Melbourne.

Ruby Blue

Ruby Blue is the, hip, new cool kid on the block, and has been making waves since 2021. However, Rachel Forsyth—the brains behind this ingenious operation—is anything but new to the industry. She has over ten years industry experience, including time over at Williams Management. experience, including time over at Williams Management.

Not only does Rachel Forsyth represent actors, she boasts a roster full of musicians, models, influencers, comedians and much more. This would be a great fit if you wanted to have someone represent you on multiple platforms.

Brisbane Acting Agents

Which Agent Should I Sign With?

A common question: a valid one, but also a tough one. Unfortunately, there’s no clear-cut answer, and it depends heavily on where you are at in your career. If it’s your first agent, the key is to not get swindled or scammed. If it’s not your first, perhaps you’ll need someone who is more inclined to get you auditions over just extras work.

Here’s a quick list of red flags to watch out for that I’ve discovered along my own personal acting journey. I made these mistakes, so that you don’t have to!

  • Don’t pay any upfront fees! This is actually illegal and against the MEAA regulations. You will however, need to pay for casting websites such as eCaster, Showcast, and Casting Networks. This is a universal expense/investment that comes with being an actor. So I would recommend making sure you’ve saved up $400-$600 in your acting investment account before sending off emails to potential agents.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, well, look you know how the rest goes. This doesn’t just go for agents, but pretty much anyone in the acting world. If you have an agent promising you that they’re going to make you a star, they’re probably full of it. Avoid anyone who promises you too much.
  • Try and avoid lock-in contracts. There is nothing worse than getting roped into a year- (or more) long contract, only to find out that the person you signed with is either no good, doesn’t work well with you, or doesn’t care about your career. That’s a year’s worth of opportunities that could be lost. If the agent is confident in their ability to find you work, they won’t need to lock you in. Ideally, you’ll work together because the partnership is working, not because you must. Always read the fine print.
  • Find someone you gel with. It’s a common cliché, but one of the most important rules. Go with your gut. If it’s saying that something is off, it probably is. Your agent must past your vibe check.

Are you an Actor in Brisbane?

StageMilk offers local resources for all the major cities around the world. We have everything you need to thrive as an actor in Brisbane.

  1. The first thing you need is a headshot
  2. Then you need to film a showreel. 
  3. Learn who are the casting directors are in Brisbane
  4. Learn more about the Brisbane theatre scene. 
  5. Put together a simple email and get in touch with agents. 

Looking for an agent?

Signing with one of the agents on this list is no easy feat. You not only have to impress them with your acting work, but you are usually expected to have some professional credits behind you, or at least a solid acting foundation. If you need help securing a great agent, check out StageMilk Drama Club. This is our online community that includes courses, live industry discussions and much more.

About the Author

Andrew Hearle

is the founder of StageMilk. Andrew trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and is now a Sydney-based actor working in Theatre, Film and Television.

One response to “Brisbane Acting Agents”

  1. Avatar Rachael says:

    Thank you so much for this great information resource.

    I haven’t been in the acting game for 15 years and so had no idea where to start over.

    This page has given me somewhere to start.

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