About Us

Established in 2008, Fox Entertainment Agency (previously The Collection Agency Entertainment) is a full-service interdisciplinary performing arts booking agency which specializes in professional touring theatrical productions, while also representing a select roster of musical artists who are especially suited for soft seat venues. We work closely with a wide variety of arts presenters, both nationally and internationally, from theatre-producing venues like The Stratford Festival and Mirvish Productions to performing arts centre ‘road-houses,’ to volunteer community presenters and  festivals.

 

It is the endeavor of Fox Entertainment Agency to create an artist/audience exchange in which it is recognized that all parties involved are focused on the same goal – to experience and share the wealth of performing arts talent that this country has to offer. We take a holistic approach to artist representation, and aim to operate in a respectful manner whereby presenters are recognized as curators, not simply as ‘buyers’; artists are acknowledged as creators, not ‘properties’; and the agent acts as an arts facilitator – not as a ‘salesperson’.

 

Fox Entertainment Agency is dedicated to

  • connecting its roster of artists with diverse audiences
  • supporting and developing the careers of its roster of artists nationally and internationally
  • obtaining quality performance opportunities for its artists in performing arts centres,  festivals and non-traditional venues
  • negotiating fees on behalf of its artists that are fair and respectful to all parties
  • managing tours on behalf of its artists, from promoting, booking and routing to post-performance follow-up
  • fostering and sustaining meaningful long-term relationships with presenters and arts creators
  • assisting presenters to develop new audiences and enrich the experiences of current audiences

 

Fox Entertainment Agency is committed to providing an artist engagement experience to both artists and presenters that is professional, friendly and rewarding for all parties.

 

Fox Entertainment, in collaboration with Sonus Productions, also offers project-based Consultation, Artist Management Services and Special Event Production.

 

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS for Fox Entertainment Agency & Tammy Fox

 

AGENT OF THE YEAR – Winner BCTC (British Columbia Touring Council) 2016

AGENT OF THE YEAR – Winner Ontario Contact 2010

AGENT OF THE YEAR – Nominee CAPACOA 2010 & 2011

AGENT OF THE YEAR – Nominee BCTC (British Columbia Touring Council) 2010, 2011 & 2015

 

 

TARA BAILEY – (Agency Director) BIO 

Tara Bailey has been working in festivals and events for over 15 years. She studied The Performing Arts Management Program at Capilano University in British Columbia, which positioned her with The Vancouver Jazz Festival, where she worked intimately with Artist Logistics and Artists Hospitality. The next two years saw Tara deeply entwined with new media arts and The New Forms Festival, before becoming a part of the organization’s governing board of directors.  Tara continued volunteering for the Jazz Festival for another 6 years.

 

In 2005 Tara was hired at Artstarts In Schools, a not-for-profit organization where she took on the job of facilitating a 3-day Showcase for over 40 performers of all disciplines. Tara then facilitated the Booking and Touring Program that enabled over 2000 performances to be scheduled and contracted annually for schools across BC. After relocating to Toronto in 2011 she was hired by Kids Entertainment, a booking agency specializing in professional touring Theatre for Young Audiences. For the past 6 years Tara has booked tours across North America for international artists, as well as scouting artists to bring to North America presenters.

 

Tara’s vast experience and solid relationships with both artists and presenters position her to succeed as she assumes leadership of Fox Entertainment Agency.

 

TAMMY FOX (Founder) – BIO

Tammy Fox has been involved in the arts presentation industry for over 20 years, on just about every side of the equation. After graduating from the University of Windsor where she focused her studies on Dramatic Literature, she spent the next 12 years in theatre administration and management, first at Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre and later managing Peterborough’s Showplace Performance Centre. In 2006 she moved to Toronto, taking over the role of Executive Director at ShakespeareWorks, which gave her the opportunity to work with Canadian theatre luminaries RH Thomson and Christopher Newton.

 

Tammy began her career as a booking agent at Paquin Entertainment and in early 2008, recognizing a need in the industry for theatre-focused representation,  she started her own artist booking agency. Fox Entertainment Agency  specializes in professional touring Canadian theatrical productions, but also represents some of the country’s finest musicians.

 

Tammy has volunteered her time on the CCI Board of Directors and on the Ontario Contact Planning Committee.  She has lead performing and touring panels for Toronto SketchFest and for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

 

Tammy’ s passion for connecting artists and audiences has been evident in every position she has held since her career in arts presentation began 20 years ago.  Her extensive network of contacts with both Artists and Arts Presenters, her commitment to quality and her unique skill set as a result of having succeed on both sides of the artist-presentation equation have made her a well-respected leader across the touring landscape, both nationally and internationally.

 

Tammy is now the Executive Director of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, ON, but remains a consultant to Fox Entertainment Agency.

 

KEVIN FOX (Artist Liaison) – BIO

If you have come in contact with Canadian music at all over the last number of years, chances are you have either seen or heard the work of multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and composer/arranger Kevin Fox. Kevin has been involved in the music industry his entire life. He began writing songs at age 10 and went on to study composition at McGill. He has been a tour manager, musical director and coordinator for artists and companies Shaye, Chantal and Marquis Entertainment.

 

As a composer/arranger Kevin has worked in the studio and on stage with a variety of artists, from Celine Dion to Katharine McPhee to Olivia Newton John. He has spent much of the last eight years touring extensively with award-winning Canadian artists Chantal Kreviazuk and Steven Page. Kevin has composed music for film and television as well as arrangements for artists ranging from Tom Cochrane to Jully Black to Justin Bieber.

 

Kevin is also a singer/songwriter in his own right, with a continually increasing fan-base that began with the release of his first album COME ALIVE and has continued to grow along with the critically acclaimed SONGS FOR CELLO & VOICE and 2011’s SET RIGHT.

 

Over the past 25 years Kevin has performed on just about every stage in Canada, developing relationships with presenters along the way, and cultivating the right kinds of connections and personal experiences to succeed as an Artist Liaison.