Northern Ontario ACTRA And Non-Union Actors

North Star Talent is an agency that provides film and TV actors for productions shooting in Northern Ontario. We represent both ACTRA professionals and experienced non-union performers from Sudbury, Huntsville, Sault Ste Marie and North Bay.

One of the advantages of hiring qualified Northern actors is that it minimizes the cost of having to import talent to do a role that can be filled locally. Our actors are accustomed to doing both Principal and Actor level roles. Utilizing local talent means that transportation and accommodation costs are virtually eliminated for a production company. Additionally, hiring local actors is considered a Northern Spend and thus qualifies for tax breaks.

In the past several years we have provided actors to work on virtually every production filmed in the North since 2006. Our actors have appeared in Northern films such as: That Beautiful Somewhere, Running Mates, Oliver Sherman, I’m Yours, The Truth, Edwin Boyd, The Colony, The Captive, Coconut Hero, The Intruders and several Hallmark films.

Additionally, our actors worked on the TV series Hard Rock Medical (Seasons 1, 2 & 3), Kids in the HallDark RisingGroup HomeWhat Would Sal Do and Cardinal Mysteries as well as the award winning short films, That Was EasyThe HouseOne WishMorning Zombies and Strangers.

North Star Talent was founded by Jim Calarco to meet the needs of the burgeoning Northern Film Industry.

We currently have seventy-one (71) Actra members and 14 non–union actors in our agency as of Feb 11,2016.

We also have a children section that can be viewed upon request.

Actra Members

Non-Actra Members

Selected Filmography

Northstar Actors In Northern Productions

Selected Film Work :

That Beautiful Somewhere, Running Mates, Oliver Sherman, I’m Yours, The Truth, Still Mine, The Captive, Dead Weight, Be My Valentine, Star Spangled Banners, Cubicle Warriors, Dark Rising 2, Medium Raw, The Frozen, Cas and Dylan, The Returned, Intruders, Algonquin, Back Country,  High Chicago, Edwin Boyd, If You See Her, The Masked Saint, Coconut Hero, The Steps, The Unearthing, Mary and Joseph, Peter the Apostle, Mum’s the Word, Snipped in the Bud, My Life as a Doormat, Stage Fright, Night Cries, Disorderly Conduct, The Privileged, Born to Be Blue, Entitled.

 

Series:

Kids in the Hall, Meteo +,Les bleus de Ramville , The Return of Summer Vale, Hard Rock Medical ( Seasons 1,2&3),What Would Sal Do , Group Home, Cardinal Mysteries

 

Short Films/Documentaries:

Harold and Lorna, Benchmark, That Was Easy, Boys Will be Boys, It Started With Rabbits,One Wish, The Picnic, Strangers, Morning Zombies, Stillborn, The House, The Anniversary, That Winter.1946.

About Us

Jim Calarco ( Talent Agent,Writer/ Producer)

Jim Calarco
Jim Calarco

Jim Calarco, an Equity and Actra member, has performed in numerous film, television and stage productions. Most recently he appeared in the films, The Captive, High Chicago, Edwin Boyd, Tracing Iris, the Masked Saint, The Intruders, Coconut Hero and the TV series Hard Rock Medical seasons 1, 2 & 3,Group Home and What Would Sal Do.

He is a winner of the Quonta Festival Best Actor Award and is the writer/producer of the award winning short films, That Was Easy (2008) and The House(2011), One Wish(2012) and Strangers(2013). In 2009 he was inducted into the North Bay Entertainers Hall of Fame.

In addition to having worked as both a Casting Director and a Background Casting Director,on a variety of films he continues to work as a film consultant promoting films and TV projects in Northern Ontario. As a former educator, Jim taught for the East Parry Sound Board of Education and upon retirement was the co-ordinator of drama and media studies. He has a degree in English and Specialist Diploma in Theatre.North Star Talent Was formed in 2010 to promote Northern Ontario Actors. Since its inception, North Star Talent actors have appeared in virtually every film being shot in Northern Ontario. The agency represented some 17 actors in it’s first year of operation and by 2016 the roster now consists of 72 Actra members and 14 experienced non -union members.You can read more about Jim in this recent Talent North article.

For information about North Star Talent contact the Agency at: calarcojames@gmail.com