The Agents Book
Who Is AMIS?
Extra Work
I Was Scammed
Entertainment  Industry Coalition
General Costs

Acting and Modelling Information Services (AMIS)
A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to informing and educating those members of the general public who are interested in training and careers in modelling, film, television and theatre. Free information hotline.

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA) or
Represents the collective bargaining needs of more than 11,000 professional artists across Canada in the film, television and radio industry. Actra Toronto’s website features information on getting started and a list of agents who have signed the Entertainment Industry Coaliation’s code of ethics.

Artists Legal Advice Services (ALAS)
Offers legal advice and educational services – lawyers on duty for ALAS are funded by the Ontario Legal Aid Plan.

Canadian Actor Online Inc.
CAO is an online community for performers designed to keep them in touch with each other and with industry professionals who can answer their questions, support their efforts and help them discover ways to expand their professional horizons.

Canadian Actors Equity Association
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers and stage managers in Canada, who are engaged in English-language live performance including the stage, opera, ballet and dance.

Canadian Model & Talent Convention (CMTC)
Educational, networking and showcasing convention for aspiring models.

Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
A university law clinic for claims under $6000 only.

Cultural Careers Council Ontario
Website features career information, training opportunities, online resources, downloadable reports and training information for the arts, heritage and cultural industries.

Cultural Human Resources Council
Career information, online Talent Gallery, curriculum support and resources for students, parents and teachers.

Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
1-800-889-9768 or 416-326-8800
Offers consumer advice on how to protect yourself from common scams. If you have a complaint about a particular agent, photographer or business, the Ministry encourages you to call and make a report

Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS)
An association of independent studios in the Toronto area offering a wide variety of high-quality training in acting, film and other related skills. Their website features over 25 studios with recognized teachers and quality programs.

Union des Artistes (UDA)
Professional association of theatre artists who are engaged in French-language live performance in Canada.