Exclusive: Tim O’Brien, founder of Clear Talent Group, has promoted Brianna Ansel to president of the Coastal Talent Organization, and Jamie Harris to vice president.
Ansel has been the head of CTG’s adult theatrical department since its inception in 2003 and has been its vice president since 2009. Actor Richard Brooks on his client list (Laws and orders), Judy Gold (Good thingBrandy Evans (P-ValleyKiwa Gordon (Dark wind), Emma Passaro (Along the ride), Eric Grace (Fierce as a manTre Hale (PlatonicRobert Longstreet (The Hunting of Hill HouseDrake Roger (Winchesters) And Cameron Jones (Panic)
In 2018 Ansel helped facilitate a strategic partnership with Producer Entertainment Group, a premier management company representing drag queens and LGBTQ + performers, including collaboratively acting as agents for talent. Rupel’s drag race Alams Ginger Minj, Manila Luzon, Juzubi, Lady Bunny and Bendelacrem, among others. The Talent Managers Association nominated him for the Seymour Heller Award for Adult Theatrical Agent of the Year three times in a row between 2010 and 2012. In 2019, he was nominated by both parties. San Fernando Valley Business Journal And Los Angeles Business JournalIts Women’s Council for the Executive of the Year.
Harris has been with CTG since the agency opened in 2003. His client list in New York includes Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award winner Daisy Egan, Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, Tony nominee Philip Boykin, Lorna Luft, Judy Gold, Richard Brooks, Lauren Lott (The porter), Daphne Maxwell Reed (Fresh Prince of Bell-AirTamar Greene (Hamilton), Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (Hairspray Tour) and Lauren Marcus (Be more calm) Harris was appointed director of the Clear Talent Group’s New York office in 2011, and has since been tasked with overseeing the growth of its now-strong film and television division.
“Since our inception in 2003, Brianna Ansel and Jamie Harris have both contributed to the growth and success of our LA and New York offices,” said O’Brien, who will continue as CEO. “The promotion of President of Ancel and Vice President from Harris is a normal step forward for the Clear Talent Group and the continued growth of our clients. We can’t be more excited. “
“I am extremely honored to be in this position of leadership,” Ansell added, after becoming President. “I am proud of the diverse and talented client base that our team of agents has established in our nearly 20 years of operation, as well as the range of opportunities we have been able to bring our artists. We want to continue empowering our agents to grow and help us expand our reach to all corners of the entertainment industry while maintaining the personal perspective and focus we are known for. “