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Stars, The Agency, now celebrating over twenty-seven years in business, is a full service talent agency located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Stars, which has consistently enjoyed the reputation as one of the largest, most successful and respected agencies on the West Coast, provides a comprehensive list of services, representing men, women and children for on camera, voice-over and theatrical work . It also represents writers for screen plays. The agency is state licensed, a member of the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) which provides for SAG covered service, and is franchised by American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Actors Equity Association (AEA), Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Writers Guild of America (WGA). Stars, the Agency is recognized worldwide in Europe, Asia and Australia, providing numerous international opportunities for its talent.

The various divisions and services provided by Stars, the Agency include:

On-camera
Stars' actors are principals in long running commercials, soaps, episodics, sit-coms, movies of the week, major motion picture and television productions, and industrial broadcast projects.

Voice-over Division
One of the largest in the Bay Area, Star's voices are heard both on radio and television, as well as industrial projects, games and animated films.

Children's Division
Stars represents children from 3 months to 18 years of age for on camera and voice-over. Stars children have been featured in national and international campaigns as well as leading films.

Latin Division
Stars, the Agency recognized the importance of the growing Latin community in the United States and added the Latin Division in 2002. A large portion of our business involves Latin talent and we are proud of our accomplishments as the industry leader.

Live & Trade Shows/Corporate Entertainment Division
Stars features top-notch Keynote Speakers and trade show Presenters in addition to providing the full range of services in theme, planning and execution of corporate and trade shows.

Specialty
Stars provides a variety of top notch athletes, precision drivers, chefs, comedians and look-a-likes for corporate events.

Literary Division
Stars actively represents some of the best writers not only in the bay area but internationally for Screen Plays. Stars, the Agency

Casting
Stars offers custom casting with same day turnaround at no charge in order to assist you in finding the talent best suited for your project. Our searchable database allows you to create and forward packages as well as create your own account with a package history and favorites folder. Post your script on our website and we will email you a link to the auditions for your project.

Stars has two on-site casting rooms, one for voice over and one for on-camera. There is no charge for clients auditioning Stars talent for on-camera, industrial, commercial, film, trade show work or voice-over.

On-Camera Casting
Stars offers a fully equipped state of the art digital studio with same day turnaround available. Your files are delivered in Quicktime Movie (.mov) format. We have technical support available.

Stars Recording Studio
Stars has on-site recording studio facilities equipped with the following:
Single channel VO recording to - ProTools,
IVR recording to Vox Studio
Neumann U87 microphone
Neumann TLM103 microphone
Earthworks M30 microphone
Focusrite Red 7 Mic-pre & Dynamics
Telos Zephyr ISDN
Telephone patch

Translation
Stars provides translators as well as voice-over for voice prompts, IVR, websites, legal notes, financial reports, software manuals and business promotions.

Stars unique roster of native speakers includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and more.

Stars has an in-house broadcast quality studio and full time director in order to deliver professionally produced auditions as well as sessions. We are fully equipped to manage your translation, talent casting and recording from concept to delivery. Stars Studio also offers phone patch and ISDN service.

Please contact us for a free estimate for translation and production.

Free Consultation
Stars, The Agency offers free consultation services. Stars is the most complete resource for finding and hiring professional actors and voice talent. Stars makes it possible to cast, produce and deliver your project in a timely manner.

Production companies, film studios, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations, government offices and Fortune 500 companies rely on Stars, The Agency to provide the voices and actors for their multimedia projects.

With years of experience in all voice-over and on-camera fields, and an unsurpassed knowledge of today’s market world-wide, we are perfectly placed to make recommendations and give advice for your particular project.

If you need help casting, translating or recording, our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to help, without any obligation whatsoever.

Over the last 23 years Stars has helped thousands of producers with virtually every kind of project imaginable. Contact us about your project today, and we will be happy to help.

Founded in 1986 by former agent, Lynn Claxon, CEO, Stars, the Agency services a broad range of clients and talent. Claxon created Stars when she saw a need for an agency that was dedicated to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for talent. Her daughter, Kristin Claxon Stinnett, a former talent who attended Juilliard School of the Arts and graduated from USF with a degree in Communication, is President of Stars, the Agency. Many of Stars' staff and agents are former talent who understand the importance of teamwork and communication.
 
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