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Talent Managers Association Announces Nominees for 11th Annual Heller Awards

 width=Talent Managers Association (TMA) has been establishing and holding its members to the highest standards of ethics and practices for entertainment talent management for the last sixty five years. For the past decade, TMA has celebrated the managers who have striven to uphold the organization’s code of ethics and standards of practice and who have provided exemplary services for their clients, as well as agents and casting directors for excellence in their fields and in working in conjunction with managers by hosting the annual Heller Awards. This year, the TMA will celebrate their 11th Annual Heller Awards on Tuesday, October 2, at the Universal Sheraton and proudly announces the names of the talent representatives who are nominated for honors at this year’s event.

The nominees are:

ADULT THEATRICAL AGENT
Mike Baldridge ““ Momentum Talent and Literary Agency, Brianna Barcus ““ Clear Talent Group, Jay Schachter ““ Mavrick Artist Agency, Mitchell Shankman ““ Kazarian, Spencer, Ruskin & Associates

YOUTH THEATRICAL AGENT
Meredith Fine ““ Coast to Coast Talent, Nicole Jolley ““ Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency, Jackie Lewis ““ LB Talent, Cindy Osbrink ““ Osbrink Talent Agency, Emily Urbani ““ Osbrink Talent Agency

ADULT COMMERCIAL AGENT
Carol Elsner ““ The Gage Group, Tracey Goldblum ““ Abrams Artists Agency, Hugh Leon ““ Coast to Coast Talent Agency, Angela Strange ““ Osbrink Talent Agency, David Ziff ““ Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

YOUTH COMMERCIAL AGENT
Jeremy Apody ““ Abrams Artists Agency, Jackie Lewis ““ LB Talent, Philip Marcus ““ Clear Talent Group, Dawn Osbrink ““ Osbrink Talent Agency, Carol Lynn Sher ““ Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

FEATURE CASTING DIRECTOR
Deborah Aquila/Tricia Wood ““ Aquila/Wood Casting, Lisa Beach/Sarah Katzman ““ Beach/Katzman Casting, Randi Hiller ““ Disney Motion Pictures Casting, Ricki Maslar ““ Ricki Maslar Casting, Mary Vernieu ““ Betty Mae Casting

TELEVISION CASTING DIRECTOR
Sharon Bialy/Sherry Thomas ““ Bialy/Thomas Casting, Krisha Bullock ““ Krisha Bullock Casting, Scott David ““ Scott David Casting, David Rapaport ““ David Rapaport Casting, Dan Shaner/Michael Testa ““ Shaner/Testa Casting

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR
Craig Colvin ““ Craig Colvin Casting, Alyson Horn ““ Alyson Horn Casting, Ross Lacy ““ Ross Lacy Casting, Michael Sanford ““ Michael Sanford Casting, Francene Selkirk ““ Shooting from the Hip

ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR
Gina Gallego ““ Disney Motion Pictures Casting, Sherie Hernandez ““ Greenstein/Daniel Casting, Russell Scott ““ Bialy/Thomas Casting, Eric Souliere ““ Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting, Jenny Treadwell ““ Krisha Bullock Casting

TALENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Jake Azhar — Hollywood Management Company

This year’s event will feature a silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Los Angeles’ Weingart Center Association, an organization that provides health, education and rehabilitation services to the homeless. Tickets are available online at www.talentmanagers.org.

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