TV guide ad from the 80's
print ad for a home builder
Misti started in the business in 1987 and was a child actress/model in Phoenix Arizona. She is a local AZ girl who loves the state she is from. She did commercial, print, industrial film and voiceovers till 1997. At that point she decide to quit acting and start working at the agency full time. Over her 20+ years Misti has worked with thousands of clients and talent. Doing in house casting for TV and Film out of AZ has also shown her the casting side as well. In 2000 Misti and Etgar were married and have been together for over 20 yrs now. They adore their 13 yrs old son. This is worth mentioning because you have to be a team player, good communicator and have patience to be married and work with hundreds of people monthly. In 2007 Misti and her husband Etgar opened up a restaurant. FYI she would never recommend anyone do this. Within the first year they got a 5 star review from the AZ republic and shortly after that they started winning awards in various local publications. Over all they had great success in a short amount of time. After having a horrible experience with trusting the wrong people to run the restaurant (both family and friends stole) it was time to close the restaurant and move on to other opportunities. So after 9 long years in May 2016 they got an offer to leave the spot and took it. Misti turned around only 3 short months later and started up her new business Misti Wagner Acting Business Coach. It was a natural move since over the years Misti had been used as an industry expert for local news coverage for NBC, ABC, and CBS. She was also featured in a few publications as well over her career in Arizona. She has been asked to speak at schools, acting studios, events, pod cast and to parents for years now. By educating folks about the business and helping them do this the right way she has helped thousands of talent and parents out over the years. Misti grew her company by expanding into photography a few years back. After picking out headshots for over 15 years she knew what worked and what didn't. She also saw folks spending lots of money on shots that would not work. While others really just needed a more affordable option. Misti also wanted to help with more then just taking a shot so she went shopping. Lots of time was put in to picking the right wardrobe for photo shoots. She really wants to make sure you look great! Using her years of experience to get the "looks" that would be most marketable is what she brings to the table. She is not your average photographer that's for sure! Just see the reviews and shots on this site. Misti's next phase is to go to other states and speak to more students but she needs help. Her GoFund me page was launched in Sept 2020 gearing up for her next mission in 2021. Misti's YouTube videos were announced March 18, 2021 to help out not only all her current talent signed but to reach folks all over who need the truth. Now she can help as many people as possible all while trying to raise money on her GoFund me page. Misti's goal is to volunteer her time speaking to school's out of AZ with the travel expenses covered from her GoFund me page. After all every great journey needs an experienced guide and Misti is sure to help guide You and others to success.
Small sample of clients Misti has helped place her talent in ads with in the past 23 yrs.
Over the years in Arizona Misti has been featured on the news as an industry expert.
Most recently in 2019 Misti highlighting how older adults can get work in this industry. Misti jokes but Betty White is her best example of how age is not a limitation and Misti might even get back into acting when she is 70 yrs old.
Go Betty at 99 in 2021.