The National Association of Talent Representatives (NATR) is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the various needs of licensed talent agencies in the New York metropolitan area, both as individual businesses and as members of the New York agent community. For over 40 years, we have represented the needs of all of our members, regardless of area of expertise or agency size. Our members comprise the vast majority of talent and literary agencies in New York City.
NATR member agencies have been a force of stability in the entertainment industry. As a trade organization, NATR works to foster a spirit of cooperation and unity among our members, and to strengthen the agent community as a whole.
NATR provides guidance and advice to all our members, including assistance with dispute resolution, commission grievances, and contract interpretation. We strive to keep our members informed of changes in union regulations and state and city laws that affect their businesses, and to provide a forum for our members to discuss and deal with professional issues related to the unions.
NATR members are licensed and regulated by state and local agencies and maintain agreements with performance and artist unions to the benefit of NATR member agencies and their clients. NATR members have been called upon by unions in an advisory capacity prior to their own negotiations with producers. As well, Board members maintain an ongoing dialogue with the guilds about issues affecting the agent community and the clients they represent.