Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. is a full service talent agency representing professional actors and models, ages 6 and up, for employment in film, television, commercials, voice-overs, industrials, new media, corporate video, print, and trade shows.
AMT’s business philosophy has always been and will continue to be:
1. To work honestly and diligently to assist professionals to achieve successful careers.
2. To maintain a code of ethical behavior in dealing with all our actor/model clients as well as all our customers.
3. To uphold basic industry practices and, in doing so, continue to elevate the standards and practices of our market place.
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The history of Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. (AMT Agency) goes back over fifty years, and the strength of the agency, its reputation and success is largely due to the talents and forward-thinking of a few remarkable women. In the early 1960’s, Dot Barber had a small part time model agency called Model’s Inc. when she asked Beverly Needle Copen, on maternity leave at the time, to help her out. Shortly after, Dorothy decided to go into real estate. Beverly purchased the company for one dollar (legal tender).
Copen was interested in expanding the business beyond fashion and photography jobs, and she started with the name. Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. was born. At the same time, Edith Ivey and Jerre Enberg were hard at work with the successful Ivey-Enberg Talent Services in Atlanta. They set in place many of the standards of practice still in use today. In the mid 60’s, Edith and Jerre decided to pursue their artistic careers and turned over their roster of 655 clients to Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. Meanwhile, Beverly expanded her own sales strategies and hit the road. She traveled to New York and L.A., fostering relationships with film producers and motion picture studios. She reasoned that there was no better shoot location than the South during the snow covered winter months up North. These innovative sales strategies paid off. Beverly was the first film representative from 1972-73 under President Jimmy Carter.
In July 1970, Kathy Hardegree began work at AMT Agency as the receptionist. In 1976, she purchased the agency from Beverly Copen and was the sole owner until the sale of the company to Sarah Carpenter and Susan Fronsoe in January 2011. Kathy served to establish the Atlanta chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and served as Chair of the Atlanta Emmy Awards for five years. She was a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of Women in Film from which she was honored to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. In September 2010, Kathy was voted the SAG agent of the month, the only agent in Georgia to date to receive this honor.
In 2005, Sarah Carpenter was hired by Kathy after spending years in the entertainment industry. At the same time, Susan Fronsoe transitioned from a 20 year career in acting and spent her first year as a manager in L.A. Susan moved to Atlanta in 2010 and began looking for representation herself. Susan became a client of AMT Agency where she met Sarah Carpenter. Shortly after, they discovered that Kathy Hardegree was looking towards retirement, and the timing was ideal. It was then that Susan and Sarah joined forces to purchase AMT Agency on January 27, 2011. The women opened the doors of the newly purchased AMT Agency with only two interns, and just three years later, the staff has grown to eight full-time employees.
It is the mission of AMT Agency to represent unparalleled talent, who can truly rely on our proven reputation, attention to detail and business sense as well as efficiency and organization in the workplace. AMT prides itself on our hands-on approach that keeps us well informed about each of our clients. We make a commitment to be accessible to all of our talent.
With Atlanta being named one of the top 10 Cities to be a Moviemaker in 2012, and film production reaching an economic impact of $3.1 billion dollars the city is quickly placing itself at the forefront of the film industry. AMT Agency has recently had talent in principal roles working on projects ranging from The Walking Dead, Emmy Award Winner Homeland, Nashville, Catching Fire, Hunger Games, and Devil’s Knot.
With AMT Agency, our talent will be knowledgeable and credible. Our exceptional talent pool will confidently portray the story and educate in training videos. We can also be trusted to sell your product with enthusiasm and you can be sure that we will complete your job–on time, within budget, and most importantly, we’ll get your job done right.
If you are looking for the voice or talent that is an ideal fit for a creative production or application, then you have come to the right place.
As our voice talent step up to their microphones, we meet and exceed your expectations with excellence through the spoken word.
AMT Agency’s distinct professionalism and expertise with clients has allowed our modeling division to grow in the ever-changing beauty and fashion industries. Our most recent expansion includes a fashion division, focusing on runway, showroom, and editorial bookings.
The goal of this division is to focus on all aspects of modeling, from development to international placement. In addition to our already established lifestyle advertising and catalog work, we also provide individual guidance and management of models throughout their career. The division has the unique ability to hit all aspects of the spectrum while simultaneously scouting for the industry’s freshest and most beautiful faces.
AMT Agency is the premier talent agency in the greater Atlanta area, with knowledgeable and dedicated team members, exceptional talent and a proven record of service. Your experience with us will be effective, easy and rewarding. With our select and exclusive roster of highly skilled and motivated narrators, models, hosts, product specialists and crowd gatherers, we will find the perfect fit for whatever your needs.
It is our mission to provide unparalleled talent that will bring to life your company’s brand, clearly communicate your message, generate business and maximize budget.
Last minute help, no problem. We will work quickly to accommodate your needs.
We have the reputation and experience to provide a wide range of services.