ABOUT JATA

Our commitment to success stems from our desire to provide the highest level of service to both our Clients/Actors and to the Casting Community.

Our goal is to provide casting directors with experienced, professional actors, most of which have graduated from accredited drama programs – and with JATA’s encouragement – continue to develop their craft while working in the entertainment industry.

The Team

JANA ABRAMS

JANA ABRAMS

Growing up in Toronto, it was during her high school years that Jana Abrams first discovered that she had a passion for the arts and wanted to be a part of the entertainment community. Her natural ability to connect with others, and express herself through acting, motivated her studies at Young People’s Theatre, Equity Showcase, and York University. She then went on to graduate from George Brown Theatre School’s Acting Conservatory in 1994.

In 2000, Jana’s passion for acting, and her understanding of the desire that stirs within the artist, compelled her entrepreneurial nature to expand her knowledge of the ‘business of acting’. This consequently led to several years of working as a talent agency assistant and ultimately becoming an agent.

In 2003 Jana formed the Jana Abrams Talent Agency (JATA) in conjunction with Creative Drive Artists Talent Agency. JATA was an immediate success, which prompted Jana to then go solo in 2005.

Today, Jana celebrates 20 years of working in the Entertainment Industry by sharing her knowledge and experience through guest speaking and performance panel judging. She continues to be inspired daily by her clients’ talents, perseverance, and hard work.



LINA SCURALLI

LINA SCURALLI

Lina Scuralli has worked in the entertainment industry since 1993. Starting her career as an agency assistant and working her way up to Talent Agent. After assisting several Toronto talent agencies, in 2006 she took the plunge and ventured on her own to establish an independent client base. In 2007, after meeting Jana Abrams, Lina knew that she had found a great fit with the Jana Abrams Talent Agency.

Lina has watched the entertainment business change and evolve from when she first started, seeing where the business of being a talent agent has been and thrilled to see where it is going. Lina has gained invaluable knowledge and has put her skills to the test throughout the years, and is thankful of Jana Abrams’ support and guidance in her journey. Lina has been instrumental in many actors working in television, feature films, theatre and various other jobs within the entertainment industry today.

Lina loves what she does and is gratified when she sees the success of her clients. Helping artists achieve their goals and accomplishments is what inspires her to continue doing what she does every day.



OUR SERVICES

JATA is a full service agency representing performers working in Film, Television, Theatre, Print and Voice-Over.

  • Since 2003 JATA’s clients have successfully continued to work in such projects as;

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  • Ambition: The Donald Trump Story
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
  • America’s Prince: JFK Jr
  • An Officer and a Murderer
  • The Boy Who Smells Like Fish
  • Celine
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • The Christmas Heart
  • The Clark Rockefeller Story
  • Conduct Unbecoming
  • Cybergeddon
  • Dark Matter
  • The Dive From Clausen’s Pier
  • Desperately Seeking Santa
  • Disorderly
  • The End of Days at Godfrey Global Inventory
  • Felicity
  • Finn’s Girl
  • Five People Cried
  • The Four Horsemen
  • Foxfire
  • The Full Package
  • The Gabby Douglas Story
  • Gangster Exchange
  • Gospel of Deceit
  • Guns
  • Hair Spray
  • Hank and Mike
  • Happenchance
  • Harriet The Spy
  • Her Husband’s Betrayal
  • Hooked on Speedman
  • How She Move
  • Hush
  • Indie Jonesing
  • Into The Wilderness
  • James Bond: The True Story
  • Jericho Bagdad
  • Jesus On A Fish stick
  • The Kennedys
  • Love Thy Neighbour
  • Max Payne
  • Monkey In The Middle
  • Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  • Mr. Viral
  • Murder and Memory
  • Nostrum
  • Park Walk
  • Pay In Full
  • The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio
  • Repossession Mambo
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Rite of Spring
  • Robocop
  • The Rocker
  • Rosie Takes The Train
  • Sex After Kids
  • Sibs
  • Silent But Deadly
  • The State Within
  • Storming Juno
  • The Story of Luke
  • Tapped
  • Tideland
  • Uncle Charlie
  • Under The Dragon’s Tail
  • Victor
  • Warriors of Terra
  • Webdultery
  • White Horizon
  • Witch Slayer
  • The Wives He Forgot
  • Would Be Kings
  • You Are Here
  • You Might As Well Live
  • 6Teen
  • The 11th Hour
  • XIII
  • Against The Wall
  • Air Aces
  • Aliens in America
  • Alien Mysteries
  • Battle Of The Blades
  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Being Erica
  • Beyblade
  • Billable Hours
  • Blueprint For Disaster
  • The Border
  • Breakout
  • Breakout Kings
  • Canadian Made
  • Chuck The Truck
  • The Circuit
  • Close Encounters
  • Cock’d Guns
  • Cold Blood
  • Combat Hospital
  • Comedy Inc
  • Copper
  • Covert Affairs
  • Cracked
  • Crash and Burn
  • Da Kink In My Hair
  • Dark net
  • Darwin’s Brave New World
  • Dating Guy
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Dino Dan
  • Doc
  • Dual Suspects
  • Extreme Babysitting
  • The Family
  • The Fantastic Plastic Brain
  • Fear Thy Neighbour
  • Final 24
  • Flashpoint
  • Forensic Factor
  • The Firm
  • Freak Encounters
  • Gerry And The Raiders
  • Ghostly Encounters
  • Good Dog
  • Grossology
  • G-Spot
  • Handsome Devil
  • Hannibal
  • Hard Core Heroes
  • Hemlock Grove
  • Hotel Metropolitan
  • House Party
  • How To Be Indie
  • I Survived Evil
  • In Dreams
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Insecurity
  • Instant Star
  • Inventions That Shook The World
  • Jack The Ripper
  • The Jane Show
  • The Jon Dore Show
  • Kojak
  • LA Complex
  • The Latest Buzz
  • Life With Derek
  • The Listener
  • Little Mosque On The Prairie
  • Lost Girl
  • Lost Soldier
  • Lucky 7
  • Mayday
  • MIA
  • Missing
  • The Morgan Waters Show
  • Mr. D
  • MTV Live
  • Murder And Motives
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • My Babysitters A Vampire
  • Nikita
  • Naturally Sadie
  • Ny-Lon
  • Orphan Black
  • Paranormal Witness
  • Pearlie
  • Plastic Makes Perfect
  • Psychic Investigators
  • Puppets Who Kill
  • Queer As Folk
  • Really Me
  • Reign
  • Remedy
  • Renegade Press. Com
  • The Rick Mercer Report
  • The Ron James Show
  • Rookie Blue
  • Royal Canadian Air Farce
  • Russell Peters Christmas Special
  • Saving Hope
  • Show Me Yours
  • Skyland
  • Smart Woman’s Survival Guide
  • Spy Net
  • Stoked
  • Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye
  • ‘Till Death Due Us Part”
  • Tilt
  • Total Drama Island
  • Train 48
  • Transporter
  • Trapped
  • The Travel Diary
  • Trenches
  • True Crimes
  • Urban Legends
  • Video On Trail
  • Warehouse 13
  • What’s Your News?
  • Wild Card
  • Wonderfalls
  • You Bet Your Ass
  • YTV Crunch.
  • 8 O’clock Coffee
  • Advil
  • Air Canada
  • Airborne
  • Aleve
  • American Express
  • American Medical Association
  • AOL
  • Applebees
  • Atlantic Lottery
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Becel
  • Bell Canada
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Pizza
  • Budweiser
  • Burger King
  • Cadbury (Trident Splash Gum)
  • Campbell’s Soup Company
  • Canada Post
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Tire
  • Casino Rama
  • Chapman’s Ice Cream
  • Chevy
  • Comcast
  • Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Cold FX
  • Coors Light
  • Country Music Television
  • Cox Communications
  • Crown Royal
  • Curves
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Dare
  • Dentyne Gum
  • Disney’s Family Channel
  • Ditech
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Eska Water
  • Excel
  • Excellus
  • Fallsview Casino
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fido
  • Ford
  • Foodland Ontario
  • Frito Lay
  • Future Shop
  • Gain Detergent
  • General Mills (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  • General Motors
  • Halls
  • HGTV
  • Home Hardware
  • Honda
  • Hellman’s
  • The Hudson Bay Company
  • IBM
  • Ikea
  • Intel
  • I-Wireless
  • The Keg
  • Keith’s Beer
  • Kellogg’s (Special K)
  • Kelsey’s Restaurant
  • KFC
  • KIA
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Kraft Singles
  • Labatt
  • LCBO
  • Leon’s Furniture
  • Maple Leaf Meats
  • Maytag
  • McDonald’s
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Midas International
  • Molson Canadian
  • Nabisco (Wheat Thins)
  • Nestle (Kit Kat)
  • Netflix
  • Nike
  • Nissan
  • Nokia
  • Ontario Government Ministry of Energy
  • Ontario Government Ministry of Health
  • Ontario Government Ministry of Tourism
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • Pepsi
  • Pfizer
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Pops
  • Playstation
  • Polysporin
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Quaker
  • Quiznos
  • Reebok
  • Reitman’s
  • Rogers
  • Rona Hardware
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Scotiabank
  • Sears
  • Speedy Auto Glass
  • Spinmaster Toys
  • Sponge Towels
  • Subaru
  • Subway
  • Sunlife Financial
  • Swiss Chalet
  • Tassimo
  • Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank)
  • Telus
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Time Warner
  • Timex
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Toyota
  • Trillium
  • Tropicana
  • Tylenol
  • Unicef
  • VH Sauces
  • Visa
  • Wendy’s
  • West Jet
  • X-Box
  • Yellow Pages
  • Yellow Tail Wine
  • Zellers
  • Zoocasa
  • Acting Upstage Theatre Company
  • Bellville Theatre
  • Brampton Rose Theatre
  • Canadian Stage Company
  • Citadel Theatre
  • Driftwood Theatre
  • Eastern Front Theatre
  • Factory Theatre
  • Grand Theatre
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company
  • Harold Green Jewish Theatre
  • Lower Ossington Theatre
  • Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Manitoba Theatre For Young People
  • National Arts Centre
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Nightwood Theatre
  • Obsidian Theatre Company
  • Ottawa Gladstone Theatre
  • Roseneath Theatre
  • Shakespeare in Action
  • Shaw Theatre Festival
  • Solar Stage
  • Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Stage West Calgary
  • Stage West Mississauga
  • Stirling Festival Theatre
  • Stratford Theatre Festival
  • Sudbury Theatre
  • Tarragon Theatre
  • Theatre Aquarius
  • Theatre Francais de Toronto
  • Theatre New Brunswick
  • Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Vancouver Touchstone Theatre
  • Young People’s Theatre.

SUBMISSIONS

NEW CLIENTS

  • JATA is a full service agency representing actors working in Film, Television, Theatre, Print and Voice-Over.
  • JATA is always accepting new submissions.

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION

  1. Submissions for adults are by mail or email only. No drop-ins please.
  2. Submissions for children are by mail or email only. No drop-ins please.
  3. Be sure to include your contact numbers and address with your package.
  4. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish for your materials to be returned to you.

ACCEPTED MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION

ACTORS

  • A Cover Letter.
  • Current Head Shots and Resume.
  • A quality Demo Reel is desirable.
  • Performance Reviews. (Optional)
  • Referral Letters. (Optional)

CHILDREN

  • A Cover Letter.
  • Head Shot with a Resume and/or Bio.
  • Snap shots are also acceptable for children under 16 years of age

VOICE OVER

  • A Cover Letter.
  • Professional Audio or CD.
  • Resume and/or Bio.

If you are interested in being represented by JATA, please feel free to e-mail us directly.

Please email all submissions to:
416.784.1314
JANA@JATA.CA


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416.784.1314
JANAABRAMS@GMAIL.COM

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