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If you want to get anywhere in this business, you need an agent. Top agents discuss how to find the right representation for you, and how to maintain the right attitude and relationship for the betterment of your career. Moderated by Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban, The Savvy Actor.

Speakers include:

* Heather Finn, agent, Frontier Booking International
* Chris Nichols, agent, Kerin-Goldberg Associates
* Jillian Sanders, agent assistant, Don Buchwald & Associates


SPEAKER BIOS

Heather Finn, agent, Frontier Booking International
Heather Finn has been at Frontier Booking International for seven years. She works primarily with actors who play teens to early 30s. She handles on-camera commercials, voiceovers (including in-house casting), and print. Recently, Heather's clients have booked commercials and voiceovers for WalMart, McDonalds, Electric Company, Las Vegas Tourism, Discovery Health, Olive Garden, Verizon Wireless, Budlight and many more. She is always excited to meet new clients.


Chris Nichols, agent, Kerin-Goldberg Associates
Chris Nichols holds a BFA in musical theater from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and has worked in the New York theatrical industry for the last several years. He currently handles all musical theater projects for Kerin-Goldberg Associates. Prior to joining Kerin-Goldberg he spent three years with Peggy Hadley Enterprises, Inc. He currently has clients in "Billy Elliot," "Jersey Boys," "A Little Night Music," "Ragtime," "Legally Blonde," "Phantom of the Opera," "South Pacific," "Rock of Ages," "Hair," and many others.


Jillian Sanders, agent assistant, Don Buchwald & Associates

Jillian Sanders started her career as the personal assistant to Frederique van der Wal and R.L. Stine, which paved the way to becoming office manager at Interface Productions, as well as stage manager at the Schoolhouse Theater. These experiences led to the doors of Don Buchwald & Associates. Her first year at Buchwald was spent working in the commercials department, working under the head of promos in the voiceover department. She now works in Buchwald's legit department, and helps two agents to cast their roster of talent in major motion pictures, independent films, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and television series.


MODERATORS

Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban, The Savvy Actor
Kevin and Jodie have almost 20 years of combined experience in the acting business. Kevin has a degree in public relations/marketing communications and prior to The Savvy Actor; Jodie built and ran her own NYC-based marketing and sales company from the ground up. Savvy leads seminars and workshops for universities and professional acting schools including New York University, Baldwin Wallace, UC Irvine, The York Theatre, The Network, The PIT, and Weist Barron. Clients have booked Broadway shows, national commercials, film and television work, and signed with agents.

Founded by actors Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban, The Savvy Actor's mission is to empower actors to think like small business owners by creating and implementing an effective business plan, branding their unique product, and developing marketing strategies that get them noticed. For more information, visit www.thesavvyactor.com.

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