Frequently Asked Questions
Who does Frontier Booking represent?
What does Frontier look for in new talent?
How can I get recognized by an agent?
Does Frontier work exclusively with signed clients?
Do I have to join a union in order for Frontier to consider me?
What age-range does Frontier specialize in?
Child Performer Laws - Which certificates/permits do I need?
What should an actor avoid when searching for representation?
How much does it cost to hire an agent?
How do I submit myself for representation?
How do I view headshots and resumes of FBI's current clients?
Where is the FBI office located?
What if I have a question not addressed in this FAQ?
Q: Who does Frontier Booking represent?
A: Our clientele is largely comprised of actors, as well as voice-over performers, singers, models, and designers.
Q: What does Frontier look for in new talent?
A: Although there are no set requirements, we look for people with a unique and interesting look and personality as well a some acting ability and experience. It is important that performers are able to conduct themselves professionally through a cold-reading and interview.
Q: How can I get recognized by an agent?
A: Mail-in submissions remain one of the more effective methods of gaining recognition. A headshot that conveys a true sense of your individual look and personality is key. The submission of information regarding any upcoming showcase or production you are involved in may help get the ball rolling. Also, FBI attends talent and modeling events around the nation in search of new talent.
[see also: How do I submit myself for representation?]
Q: Does Frontier work exclusively with signed clients?
A: No. In addition to our signed clients, Frontier also works with an extended base of freelance clientele and managers.
Q: Do I have to join a union in order for Frontier to consider me?
A: No. Actors are evaluated according to their talent and marketability.
Q: What age-range does Frontier specialize in?
A: Although we focus a great deal on young adults, our agency represents talent from babies to 30's.
Q: Child Performer Laws - Which certificates/permits do I need?
A: New York State law requires that;
The parent/guardian must:
• Obtain an Employment Permit for a Child Performer (valid for up to six months) before employment begins and give the original to each employer.
• Renew this permit for the child performer 30 days prior to expiration.
There are two ways to obtain a permit:
You can obtain a copy of the Application For An Employment Permit For A Child Performer (LS-555). Once the application is completed you can mail it to the address on the form along with the required documentation.
You can also obtain, online, a one time only 15-day permit for first time applicants. Upon successful completion of the application a permit will be issued online that will allow the child performer to work for 15 days to give parents time for the submission and processing of the additional required documentation.
In addition your child will not be able to work without the formation of a TRUST account.
Please visit the NYS Dept. Of Labor and Laws Governing Child Performers.
Q: What should an actor avoid when searching for representation?
A: Unexpected visits to an agent's office or unsolicited phone calls yield no positive results in the world of representation. In the case of interviewing with an agent, consider it good practice to arrive prepared with what is asked of you (e.g., headshot, resume, etc.).
Q: How much does it cost to hire an agent?
A: An agency receives percentages of an actor's earnings based upon the work they are hired for through their agency. Ten percent is standard for acting.
Q: How do I submit myself for representation?
A: If you would like to submit yourself for representation, please mail your headshot and resume to us (please do not cold-call our office). We will contact you if we are interested in meeting with you. Our address for submissions can be found on our Contact page.
[see also: How can I get recognized by an agent?]
Q: How do I view headshots and resumes of FBI's current clients?
A: If you are an industry professional looking to hire talent, you must Contact our office for your password to our Online Clientele Database. There you will be able to view and print full-size, high-resolution headshots and resumes of our clients.
Q: Where is the FBI office located?
A: Frontier Booking's main office is in the Equity Building at the corner of Broadway and 46th Street in Manhattan, NY. The N/R/W trains stop at 49th Street & Broadway; The B/D/F trains stop at 47th Street & 6th Avenue. Our full address and a map of the area can be found on our Contact page.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT US UNANNOUNCED OR UNINVITED! Unsolicited calls and/or visits will get you nowhere.
Q: What if I have a question not addressed in this FAQ?
A: You may send any additional querries to the appropriate representative from the Contact page. The Frequently Asked Questions will be updated periodically.