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Talent Managers Association Announces Nominees for 2022 Heller Awards

After an extended hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Heller Awards will return in person on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.

Presented by the Talent Managers Association, the awards honor distinguished individuals for excellence in the talent representation and casting industries in honor of TMA co-founder Seymour Heller.

The 2019 presentation honored lifetime achievement recipients Mike Fenton, Cindy Osbrink and Ed Spivia alongside Impact award recipient The Cameron Boyce Betty McCormick Foundation and TMA Manager of the Year. The event was organized by Mindy Sterling and presenters included Dakota Fanning, Colin Fordand Booboo Stewart.

The 2022 host and winners will be announced in the coming weeks. The theme for this year’s event is resilience, and the evening will be produced by Victoria Mojica Monroe, Lori Kay and Tammy Wallace on behalf of the TMA, under the direction of Ryan Guess.

Heller 2022 nominees are elected by TMA members. For more information on the Heller Awards and to purchase tickets, visit TheHellerAwards.com; to learn more about the Talent Managers Association, visit TalentManagers.org and follow the TMA on social media at @TalentMgrsAssoc.

VIDEO GAME CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Jamie Bafus – Sony Playstation Studios
  • Julia Bianco Schoeffling – The Halp Network
  • Ivy Isenberg – Casting Ivy Isenberg
  • Emily Schweber – Emily Schweber Casting
  • Lisa ZambettiLisa Zambetti Foundry

VOICE OVER ANIMATION CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Julie Ashton – Julie Ashton Casting
  • Ruth Lambert & Robert McGee – Lambert / McGee Casting
  • Linda Lamontagne – Linda Lamontagne Casting

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR OR NORTHEAST VOICE OVER OF THE YEAR

  • Angela Mickey – Liz Lewis Casting Partners
  • Rachel Reiss – Liz Lewis Casting Partners
  • Rebecca Yarsin – Home Casting

SALES AGENT OR NORTHEAST VOICE OVER OF THE YEAR

  • Tracey Goldblum – Kazarian/Measurements/Ruskin & Associates
  • Mike Lyons – BMG
  • Gina Manfredi – DDO Artist Agency
  • Morgan Peterson – Take 3 Talent Agency
  • Mickey Shera – Innovative Artists

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Bell – Dan Bell Casting
  • Ryan Bernstein – RMB Casting
  • Edward Flores – Elevator Cast
  • Karmen Leech – Casting station
  • Karen Ryan – Canvas Cast

YOUTH SALES AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Bri Curtis – DDO Artist Agency
  • Haydn Jones – The Osbrink Agency
  • Sydel Lisi – Coast to Coast Talent Pool
  • Michelle J. Henderson – Henderson represents
  • Carol Lynn Sher – CESD Talent Agency

ADULT SALES AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Doug Ely – AKA Talent Agency
  • Garrett Hershey – Daniel Hoff Agency
  • Jason Hilton – Luxury Talent Agency
  • Nancy Luciano – Talent of Luciano Reeves
  • Mark Park – Stewart Talent

VOICE OVER AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Alicia Beekman – DDO Artist Agency
  • Melissa Berger-Brennan – CESD Talent Agency
  • Julie Gudz – DDO Artist Agency
  • Kevin Motley – Tisherman, Gilbert, Motley, Drozdoski Talent Agency
  • Portia Scott – Coast to Coast Talent Pool

CASTING ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Gehrt – Wendy O’Brien Cast
  • Rachel Imbriglio – Ulrich / Dawson / Kritzer Cast
  • Gregory Kulhanjian – LDB Cast
  • Anna McCarthy – Cast of Kim Coleman
  • Brian Sutow – Telsey’s Office

YOUTH EPISODIC CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Krisha Bullock and Jamie Snow – Bullock and Snowfall
  • Melissa Delizia – Melissa Delizia Casting
  • Suzanne Goddard-Smythe – Suzanne Goddard-Smythe Casting
  • Sheryl Levine – Sheryl Levine Cast
  • Howard Meltzer – Cast by Howard Meltzer

SOUTHEAST CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Erica Bremen – Erica Bremen Casting
  • Elisabeth Coulon – Coulon Casting
  • Rhavynn Drummer – Tyler Perry studios
  • Ryan Glorioso – Glorioso Cast
  • Georges Pierre – Pierre Casting

NORTHEAST EPISODIC CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Rob Decina – CBS Television Studios
  • Erica Hart – Casting Hart
  • Avy Kaufman – Avy Kaufman Casting
  • John Ort – Kathleen Chopin Cast
  • Jonathan Strauss – Jonathan Strauss Cast

EPISODIC CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Kim Coleman – Kim Coleman Casting
  • Blyth Nailling – Cast of Blyth Nailling
  • John Papsidera – Automatic Sweat
  • Vickie ThomasVickie Thomas Foundry
  • Robert J. Ulrich – Ulrich / Dawson / Cast Kritzer

NORTHEAST CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

FILM CASTING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Leah Daniels-Butler – LDB Cast
  • Rich Delia – Rich Delia Casting
  • Sarah Finn – Sarah Finn Co.
  • Randi Hiller – waltz disney studios
  • Carla Hool – Cast of Carla Hool
  • Marie Vernieu – Betty Mae Casting

NORTHEAST YOUTH THEATER AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • David Doan – CESD Talent Agency
  • Mallory Levy – DDO Artist Agency
  • Natasha Matallana – Take 3 Talent Agency

YOUTH THEATER AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Rebecca Ek – Eris Talent Agency
  • Domina Holbeck – A3 Artist Agency
  • Philip Marcus – Clear Talent Group
  • Milton Perea – Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency
  • Laura Wood – DDO Artists Agency

SOUTHEAST AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Joy Pervis – J Pervis Talent Agency
  • Cindy Hill – Gravity Hill Agency
  • Christy Clark -Stewart Talent
  • Angie Moncrief – Action Talent Agency
  • Thompson Milam – People Store

NORTHEAST ADULT THEATER AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Ben Jordan – Headline Talent Agency
  • Amy Lord – Talent Eris Agency
  • Jonathan Mason-Buchwald
  • Eddie Rabon – Talent agency Take 3
  • Jay Schachter – Stewart Talent

ADULT THEATER AGENT OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Baldridge – Momentum Talent and Literary Agency
  • Michael Eisenstadt – Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency
  • Amy Luker – Jana Luker Agency
  • Greg Scuderi – Master Talent Agency
  • Rachel Tolliver – FireStarter Entertainment