Agency Licensing

CA State Talent Agency Licensing - See if an agent is licensed
CA Talent Agency Cases Regarding the Laws Relating To Talent Agents
New York Talent Agency License Check
NY City Department of Consumer Affairs


NY Talent Agency License Application Checklist
NYC Administrative Codes

Agents & Minors

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union Coogan Application
CA State Law Re: Employment Of Minors In Entertainment
Children In Film
Megan Law CA Predator Background Check
New York Child Laws 
Unclaimed Coogan Funds


Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS)
Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)
Motion Picture & Television Fund

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
National Association of Talent Agents (NATR)
National Music Publishing Association (NMPA)
Paley Center For Media
The Actors Fund Of America


Actors' Equity Associataion (AEA)
Alliance Of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists(ACTRA)
Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Authors Guild
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Producers Guild of America (PGA)
SAG Independent Contracts
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
ANA - 4A's Joint Policy Committee

Writers Guild of America (WGA)

Hollywood Entertainment Sites

Advertising Age 
Breakdown Services
Casting Society of America
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
L.A. Casting
Video Releases Guide
Women In Film


24/7 Emergency Hotline - (844) Safer Set / (844) 723-3773;

Contact Mayra Ocampo, Assistant Executive Director at (310) 289-2006 or After business hours, contact the DGA’s Safety Hotline at (800) 342-3457.

WGA West
Contact Shelagh Wagener at (323) 782-4185 or email.

WGA East 
Contact Ann Burdick, Director of Legal Services at (212) 767-7844 or email


Actors Fund
Los Angeles:               323-933-9244            
New York:                   917-281-5919            
Chicago:                     312-372-0989            
Provides free, confidential counseling, support, and legal referrals to all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 1-800-669-4000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HELP (4673)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

Better Brave 
Online guide to help targets of sexual harassment understand their rights and options for addressing issues with an employer.
Provides a template for recording incidents of sexual harassment.

Women in Film Help Line 1-855-WIF-LINE or 1-855- 943-5463

The WIF Help Line is an integrated program that offers resources and support, including referrals to pro bono legal services, low-fee therapy, and free support groups for anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in the entertainment industry. The Help Line's trauma-informed staff responders take calls from across the country, and referral services currently serve California, New York, and Georgia.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT | Monday, Wednesday, Friday
          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT | Tuesday and Thursday

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

 Legal Aid at Work

Clinics and helplines: 

Legal Aid at Work is a nonprofit legal services organization that has been assisting low-income, working families for more than 100 years. The Workers’ Rights Clinic provides low-income and unemployed people with confidential information about their legal rights related to work. We provide services in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and we can accommodate other languages.


One of the largest, most respected national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda.

Phone number: 1-800-522-0925

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 800-884-1684

Division of the state government responsible for investigating unlawful discrimination in employment, including sexual harassment. File a complaint online, call or email.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)


Find a Crisis Center:

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence. CALCASA is committed to ending sexual violence through a multifaceted approach of prevention, intervention, education, research, advocacy and public policy.

Time's Up 
Legal Defense Fund that will subsidize legal support for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
Administered by the National Women’s Law Center.

Los Angeles:
Rape Treatment Center/ Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center; 
(424) 259-7208 24 hours every day
The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center​ ​provides free, comprehensive services, including medical treatment for adult and child sexual-assault victims.
Services include emergency medical care, forensic exams, crisis intervention and assistance with reporting a sexual assault, as well as advocacy, longer-term therapy and other
support services. 

ATA is not a talent agency and does not provide referrals to artists

If you are looking for an agent please contact individual agencies directly.

ATA Member CompaniesLegal Disclaimer

Association of Talent Agents

3019 Ocean Park Blvd, #344
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Office: (310) 274-0628


If you are looking for an agent, please contact individual agencies directly.

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