Dearing Acting Studio was thrilled to have special guest Misti Wagner of Dani’s Agency speak with our students last Thursday evening! Misti kicked off our special “Industry Night”, happening on the 2nd Thursday of every month. These events are free to our local actors, and are intended to inform and empower actors in their career goals.
For those of you lucky enough to attend, you found out just why Arizona loves Misti Wagner, one of our top Arizona agents! Whether you’re just beginning your acting career, or you’ve been involved in the Arizona market for years, Misti has a unique perspective and insight to share with performers! Dani’s Agency is a a SAG agency representing some of Arizona’s top models, actors and voice over artists! Their cutting edge technology, remarkable talent and business expertise has made them a landmark in the Arizona acting community.
Misti Wagner began her career as a high school senior. She interned part-time with Dani at the Agency and received credit in her marketing class in 1997. She watched and learned from Dani and decided to continue working with talent at the agency after she graduated high school. Prior to working in the agency she worked as talent in voice-overs for radio spots, on-camera TV commercials and print ads. She went through the entire beginning actor process first hand. This offers her a unique perspective, as Misti has worked on “both sides of the camera!”
In Jan. 2003, after years of working as talent and with talent and after talking with several legitimate (SAG/AFTRA) talent agents about all the companies that take advantage of beginning actors and models, Misti decided to form her own company and hold monthly seminars with professional speakers appropriately named Actors and Models First Steps First Hand. She has garnered quite a reputation for looking out for beginners in the industry and has been on several TV news shows warning viewers of possible scams in the valley.