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Through the leadership of highly regarded professionals in the world of talent agents, the PAL Canada  "Call My Agent!" masterclass, will provide participants with information about the fascinating job of being a talent agent:


  • What a Talent Agent does
  • Talent Agent vs Talent Manager
  • How does one become a Talent Agent
  • Where can one learn these skills
  • Decision making regarding locations

Jayson Marshall

Experienced Talent Agent with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. Skilled in Film Production, Feature Films, Film, Commercials, and Theatre. Strong media and communication professional graduated from Mount Royal University.

Jayson is a member of the west coast branch of The Characters Talent Agency team. Over the course of more than 50 years, THE CHARACTERS has grown to become one of the largest talent agencies in Canada and one of the most prominent of its kind in North America, with agents in Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary.

Rod Maxwell

With a list of credits to his name as long as Broadway, Rod Maxwell has done it all from producing yesterdays’ biggest stars, to guiding tomorrows future hopefuls. Rod brings a vast amount of knowledge from a spectrum of industries ranging from live television, advertising agency producer, show doctor, music theatre director. He even carries the dubious title of being co-founder of Canada’s top musical theatre programme at Sheridan College and has gone on to create many star- studded musicals.

With a reputation for developing young talent that’s second to none, Rod makes it possible for the up-and-coming artist to set a goal, realize their dreams and live up to their full potential. At Premier Artists’ Management Inc, Rod uses his full wealth of knowledge & experience, to help influence and guide hundreds of performers on their journey to success. In his own words, “Experience is the Best Teacher”, and there are very few who have more experience than Rod Maxwell.

Rod is a member of the Premier Artists Management team.

Kathy Imrie

Immigrated to Canada in the early 60s. Lived in Montreal.
Moved to New York City in 1970. Went to acting school, joined a Theatre group. Did a few plays. Some commercials, print ads.Got a scholarship from N.B.C. to study at H.B Studios for a year. Worked on a few productions out of New York. Moved back to Canada in the late 80s. Continued working as an actor. Started an Extras Agency in 90s.
At present Kathy is semi-retired.