By her own admission, Gail Jones runs a tight ship. The talent agency business is not an easy one. There are crazy dead lines, intense competition, lots and lots of details and, if youre not on top of your game, you dont survive. Gail Jones and her Talent+ Plus / Los Latinos Agency has not only survived but thrived in one of the toughest businesses around.
Interesting is the fact that Gail didnt really start her working career in the commercial business but rather started as a Social Studies and Spanish teacher in a junior high school in the barrio of San Jose, and it was circumstances in 1981 that got her started in the agency business. After 31 years as an agent, she has seen over 60 agencies, some of them large and famous, come along and then drop by the wayside. Talent+Plus/ Los Latinos is the oldest continuously working talent agency in the Bay Area.
We especially like the way Gail has organized her talent online, so prospective producers have an easy way of doing an initial online search. Very cool, The Talking Headshot Video Casting Tool - check it here. Whether you are a company looking for talent or models for your project, or you are looking to becoming a talent, Talent+Plus/Los Latinos Agency is a company you would be proud to represent you
Although her agency is located in San Jose, all of the work is in San Francisco and throughout the entire Bay Area. Over the years she has earned a reputation as an honest, hard worker, who delivers the goods. She represents more than 800 men, women and children, in all aspects of the industry. Talent+Plus/Los Latinos Agency is a full-service agency providing experienced and professional actors and models for television commercials, print work, corporate and educational videos, radio commercials, voiceover work, television series, feature film, trade shows, conventions and promotions. It is licensed and bonded by the State of California and franchised by the SAG /AFTRA union.
When asked how is it that a blonde Anglo started in the commercial business originally opening a Hispanic talent agency, Gail’s reply is, "why not?" Because of her background and the fact she spoke fluent Spanish, she decided to start Los Latinos Agency exclusively representing Latinos. But that proved to be too limiting and to survive she needed to expand her agency to incorporate all races and ethnicities. By 1984 Gail changed the name to Talent+Plus Agency with Los Latinos remaining as its Hispanic division. To date Talent+ Plus/ Los Latinos Agency is the only agency in Northern California with a Hispanic division. It is known nationally for having the largest selection of Hispanic actors and models and bilingual Spanish native speakers for voiceovers in Spanish.
For a talent agent to be successful you have to truly like people and have a good eye for the elusive qualities that make for a successful model or actor. Also you have to love what you do, and that quality shows through the Talent+Plus / Los Latinos Agency. Gail has done an excellent job of managing her business. She truly cares about her talent and considers them part of the team and gives it her all to make them marketable and profitable. It can be said that Gail Jones has earned her success the old-fashioned way; she has worked hard for it. We are happy to include her on PHS as one of the elite group of “top of their game” talent agencies. . PHS recommends you check her out.