About Our Talent Agencies in San Antonio and Austin, TX

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Diana Sneckner, Owner
Today, Avant Agency is one of the largest and most successful model and talent companies representing women, men, teens and children throughout Texas and beyond, with its corporate office in San Antonio and a local branch in Austin Texas.

Avant Agency is truly a full service, broad-based company representing talent, including: fashion models, actors, voice over talent, singers, dancers, entertainers, motivational speakers, staffing for events, trade shows, and product sampling.

We further provide the entertainment industry with makeup artists, photographers, videographers, stylists, location services and fashion show production.

The ability to recognize and nurture new talent is just one of the reasons Avant Agency Inc continues to be a leader in the entertainment industry. We excel where other talent agencies in Austin and San Antonio fall short. We continue to successfully book new faces, instilling professionalism, versatility and enthusiasm in serving the marketing needs of a diverse client base.

Avant Agency brings twenty-plus years experience, knowledge, resources, client relationships and a unique perspective. We keep it fresh and current, integrating the best technology available and promoting a wide range of talent and services to an ever changing marketplace.
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Excerpt from The San Antonio Business Journal

It is not the successes that make you a better person, but rather the mistakes. “True success comes from your mistakes,” Diana Sneckner says. “The things we fall over; these are the bricks by which we build our mansion. Indeed, it is Sneckner’s own struggles as a model that she believes helped her to be a better agency owner today. “I had so many humbling experiences,” she says. “But you learn as you go.”

A blend of diplomacy and a drive to be the best agency in the city — has worked well. Now in its twentieth year of operation, Avant has enjoyed success as a top Texas talent agency with satellite offices in San Antonio and Austin, Texas!

(http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/1999/02/22/smallb1.html)

Staff & Creatives

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Sandra Gómez
Talent Booker

Sandra will always greet you with a smile as you walk into Avant Agency. She might seem sweet and polite, but do not let that fool you; when it comes to business, all the spice comes through and she WILL get you that booking. Our talent booker not only has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from UTSA, but also a styling certification from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s in Protocol and Event Planning. Besides her schooling, Sandra previously worked at Telemundo 60 San Antonio, which gives her an edge and knowledge from both the agent and talent sides of the industry. Call Sandra today if you would like to schedule a meet and greet!

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Lola Milligan
Fashion and Scouting

Our fashion lady, Lola, has over 34 years of industry expertise. Having been a signed model herself with agencies such as Elite Models, she literally knows how to walk the walk. You can also find her as an actress on movies like “Twins” along Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and on reality show The Agency on VH1. After having been in the spotlight for so many years, Lola was most recently a fashion agent at Wihelmina Models NY, and director of new faces at Wihelmina LA. With a keen eye for model potential and bold approach, watch out for Lola as she might scout you at the gym or tell it like it is, if you decide to come in for an evaluation with her here at Avant Agency.

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Kathleen Kennedy
New Talent Developer

Want to be a model, actor, or entertainer,  but dont know how to take that first step? Schedule an appointment with Kathleen, director of Atelier Talent Development Co., for an evaluation.  Get honest professional information and advice on where you best fit the  industry. Learn the guidelines on what is needed for representation, and get connected to resources that will will make you a pro in no time!
Contact Kathleen at director@atelierinfo.com or 210.549.5344 (O) 210.740.7073 (C)

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Renata Bueche
Creative Director

Renata an accomplished fashion photographer, serves the Avant family with her keen eye for detail. Renata, designs marketing pieces for our talents diverse promotional and marketing needs. She also provides photography services to the  majority of Avant’s fashion models and actors needing photos that will help keep them on top of a client’s casting list! Renata’s photos have been featured with such clients as Julian Gold, Payless, AMUZE Magazine, SA Monthly Magazine, and Dillards to name a few.

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Rebecca White
Image Consultant

Rebecca trained at Aveda Institute of Cosmetology and is a licensed hair stylist who has worked on hundreds of  fashion and TV/FIlm projects, as a hair/make up artist and image consultant.  Her work is featured in many model portfolio shoots, magazines, and commercial sets. “I look for that amazing attribute in an individual; whether its their eyes, great lips, great skin or unique coloring and focus attention on that, with a balance to define their individual beauty. I enjoy bringing out hidden or under developed features in a person that helps them define “their look” with a confidence that compliments their skills!”

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Pattie Holladay
Special Projects

Pattie has been with Avant Agency for over 13 years and has worked as administrative assistant, talent coordinator, and head booker. Pattie is currently a realtor at Coldwell Banker but is also “on call” for any special project needs. Pattie has a deep understanding of all facets of the business and is a great asset to Avant and its family of great talent and performers. Her “can do” attitude and customer service abilities make her perfect for any job she takes on!

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