About Us

It all started in 2003 as a partnership between Teresa Natera and Lori Leland, with ideas for their new venture literally written out on a napkin at dinner one evening. A new kind of talent agency was launched...one that took to heart the desire of actors to be able to personally connect with their agents. An agency that changed public perspective of a talent agent from that of a grumpy, impatient, and harsh negotiator to that of a cheerful, enthusiastic, and energetic problem solver. This new direction was embraced, and the agency continues to grow steadily, now with the added strength of the work ethic and experience that James Casarez brings to the team - attracting the strongest talent pool in Texas and consistently meeting the needs of casting directors, photographers, ad agencies, and production companies.

Teresa Natera - Owner, Talent Agent
Teresa Natera & James Casarez
Agency Partners

Welcome to Core Talent, a boutique talent agency based in Dallas, Texas. We represent actors of all ages for work in film, television, commercials, industrials, print, live events, voiceover, and more. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of our clients, approaching each project with a fresh outlook and a commitment to success. We pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of the talent we represent, and fostering a supportive environment for them is a top priority. We regularly host industry mixers as both a social and networking opportunity for members of the DFW entertainment industry. These events are open to the public and anyone in related fields is invited to attend...directors, producers, critics, filmmakers, screenwriters, hair and makeup artists, designers, stylists, musicians, and even actors represented by other local agencies. We regularly attend industry events and performances, cultivating new relationships and educating ourselves on new and innovative ideas that can be incorporated into the way we do business. Posts on our Facebook Page include new talent signings, bookings, photos, video clips of projects, and more. You can also find us on Twitter and YouTube. Our friendly, personable, and professional approach, combined with our strong work ethic, has made Core Talent a competitive force in the entertainment industry!

Past Clients

We have worked with numerous clients. Here are just a few...

  • Adidas
  • AMC Theatres
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Barney & Friends
  • Borden
  • Budweiser
  • Chevrolet
  • Choice Hotels
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Clairol
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Comerica
  • Coors
  • Corona
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Desperados
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Dell
  • Denny's
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Disney
  • Direct Energy
  • Doritos
  • Exxon
  • Farouk Systems
  • FedEx
  • Frito Lay
  • Gamestop
  • Harley Davidson
  • Hershey's
  • Home Depot
  • Hasbro
  • JC Penney
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Justin Boots
  • Kroger
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Loreal
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Mary Kay
  • MasterCard
  • Matrix
  • Meineke
  • Microsoft
  • National Cheerleaders Association
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nerf
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Pepsi
  • Petsmart
  • Pizza Hut
  • Playskool
  • Prestone
  • Quaker
  • Reliant Energy
  • Samsung
  • Schlotzky's
  • Sebastian International
  • Sesame Street
  • Sexy Hair Concepts
  • Six Flags
  • Sonic
  • Sony
  • Southwestern Airlines
  • Superpages
  • Tecate
  • TGI Friday's
  • Toni & Guy
  • Tostitos
  • Toyota
  • TXU Energy
  • Under Armour
  • Verizon
  • Walmart
  • Whataburger
  • Wingstop

Memberships

We maintain memberships in a number of industry-related organizations.