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Who Is AMIS?
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I Was Scammed
Entertainment  Industry Coalition
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AMIS, the Acting and Modelling Information Service, was established in 1995 by entertainment and fashion industry professionals who were disturbed by the exploitation of the public by unscrupulous agencies.

AMIS has been supported financially by the professional associations within the entertainment industry such as:

  • ACTRA,
  • Theatre Ontario,
  • the Casting Directors Society of Canada, and
  • TAMAC, the Talent Agents and Managers Association of Canada.
  • Canadian Actors Equity Association
  • Union des Artistes (UDA)
  • Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS)

AMIS was instrumental in the establishment of the Entertainment Industry Coalition which has developed a Code of Ethics for agents, available widely in the city of Toronto.

AMIS operates a Hotline which is supported by individual donations and by the sale of The Agents Book.

You can reach AMIS by:
(416) 977-3832
c/o Theatre Ontario
Suite 210
215 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2C7
(416) 408-3402

The AMIS hotline is staffed by experienced professionals from the entertainment and fashion industries. We return an average of 75 calls per week. Every call is recorded with full information regarding caller and inquiry or complaint. Callers are referred, if necessary, to other organizations or for legal advice. Such information will enable those interested in acting and modeling to avoid exploitative situations, and where feasible, to find legitimate entry paths into the careers of their choice.

AMIS has co-operated with and made information available to the Toronto Police Force (Fraud Squad), Better Business Bureaus and the Consumer Services Bureau of the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.