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 agent. One that changed the perception of a talent agent from that of an impatient and harsh negotiator to that of an enthusiastic and energetic problem solver. This new direction was embraced, and the agency continues to consistently meet the needs of not only the actors it represents, but also the casting directors, photographers, ad agencies, television networks, streaming services, and production companies who seek only the strongest talent options for their projects.

Teresa Natera - Owner, Talent Agent Danny Miranda - Agent Assistant
Teresa Natera
Danny Miranda
Talent Agent

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 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. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and check out "At Work With..." where Teresa was featured by the Texas Film Commission. Our friendly, personable, and professional approach, combined with our strong work ethic, has made Core Talent a competitive force in the entertainment industry.


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