- 323 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA , 94102
- 415 395-9475
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On a recent visit to the beautiful downtown space of JE Talent, we observed one of their staff working with a mother and her 2 young daughters. The JE staffer was interacting with the kids, while explaining to the mom the way the agency worked and what was required. The thing that stood out was how natural and at ease everyone was. The kids were just at play and totally themselves and what could have been a stressful situation was more like old friends coming for a visit. This was not an unusual occurrence, as JE Talent has built their reputation on creating a professional and fun atmosphere. They have a philosophy in business as “family”, and this extends to their clients, the talent and employees. This approach permeates every aspect of their company’s culture and is one of the sources of their success and popularity.
JE owner, and namesake John Erlendson, and his wife Janice have an extensive history within the industry having acted, directed, coached, cast and agented for over 35 years. They have built their reputation as “actor friendly agents” by providing performers the tools and guidance to steer their careers in a positive direction.
JE Talent has been a well respected part of the local industry and they are a full service agency, providing actors of all ages for film, television, voice-over, commercials, non-broadcast, print and live work since 2001. JE Talent is SAG/AFTRA/AEA franchised and the only agency in San Francisco to support actors by only booking Union Work.
As a perfect compliment to JE Talent, is their other division, JE Model Management. Established in 2003, longtime model Phillip Gums teamed up with John, whose years of experience in the entertainment business made them natural partners. As a boutique agency, JE focuses on the importance of career growth, both in the US and abroad. Understanding and being part of San Francisco’s fashion community, they have been able to steer both novice and veteran models in a positive way, and have contributed to the growth and the vibrancy of the local scene.
Each member of the JE Team advocates their core belief in business as family, strong working relationships, a healthy work ethic, attention to detail, and superior level of caring for both their models and their clients. The synergy of these two companies JE Talent and JE Model Management allows them the ability to offer a broader scope of career opportunities.
There are only a handful of top agencies in town, and JE is part of that elite circle. We didn’t have to go very far to see that they should be included in our hotspot directory. They have earned the respect of talent and clients alike, and we encourage you to get to know them. When the time comes to call on their services, you won’t be disappointed.