President / Agent
“There is no substitute for experience. Without it I couldn’t provide the services I do. My career is based on knowing intimately the performance needs of both clients and actors. My success comes from my ability to meet those needs and my willingness to continually elevate the quality of our service.”
In 1984, Mary Collins had an idea: to open the first talent agency in the Southwest dedicated to representing only experienced, top voiceover and on-camera performers. That has remained her sole mission for these twenty-six-plus years.
An advertising and public relations major from Southern Methodist University, Mary was lucky enough to begin her career as a Casting Director and Broadcast Producer for the well-established Bloom Agency. There, she gained a valuable Producer’s perspective for choosing and hiring talent, primarily for voiceover. After discovering her passion for casting and booking talent, she went on to work for two top Dallas talent agencies. Discovering her niche, Collins formulated her own idea of how a talent agency should work and best serve performers and clients alike.
Under Mary’s stewardship, the Agency has earned the respect of actors, and those who hire them throughout the United States and abroad. She holds her performers to high standards, but also understands who actors are at their core, and believes strongly that they deserve respect and the best opportunities. She also expects a lot from her staff, and they never fail to deliver.
Mary believes this is very much a collaborative business and prizes the relationships she forges. The smaller size and specialized scope of the company enables Collins and her dedicated staff to provide a higher level of service to its clients and the industry. She is a proud native of Fort Worth, and in her “spare” time she loves photography, travel, and is an avid student and collector of the history, art and culture of the American Southwest.