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Board of Advisors

Carol Lynn Sher, Agent
Carol Lynn is a Senior Agent and Director of Commercials and Modeling, Young Talent Division at Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty in Los Angeles.  She has worked as a franchised agent continuously in Los Angeles since 1984 and has represented some of Hollywood’s most notable young talent...

Robert Pafundi, Manager/ Attorney at Law
Robert has a passion for all aspects of the entertainment industry—whether in Legal Representation, Talent Management, Career Guidance, or TV and Feature Film Production. He is a Partner at the prestigious Honolulu-based law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai & MacKinnon, LLP (M4), heading up the firm's Entertainment Section in its Century City office. As a recognized advocate for children and children's rights...

Check out Rob Pafundi's latest article for a detailed analysis of talent agents and managers in California. 

Fern Champion, Casting Director
Fern Champion's is a veteran casting director for numerous feature films and television shows.  Her career began in New York were she cast "Saturday Night Fever."  Later she cast "The Naked Gun," and the "Police Academy" series...

Paul Petersen, Former Child Star / Advocate
Paul Petersen is a former child star best remembered for his role on The Donna Reed Show. Born in 1945 in Glendale, CA, he had an enthusiastic stage mother who pushed him into the business.  He began performing as an eight-year-old, as one of the original "Mousketeers" on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955... 

Carl Sprayberry, Visionary Father
The Sprayberry’s commercial and film life began in Houston, Texas when their now nine-year-old son Dylan, was just a toddler.  An agent approached them with the idea of starting a commercial career; now seven years and five agents later they reside in Studio City, CA...

Chris Canute, Studio Teacher
Christopher Canute has been a Studio Teacher for the past 23 years. His work has taken him to 15 countries. He has worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt; Reese Witherspoon; Milla Jovovich; Hilary and Haley Duff; Demi Lovato; Olivia Holt; Skai Jackson and Peyton List, among others...

Annet McCroskey, Talent Manager
Annet McCroskey is a married mother of two great boys and has a teaching background from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California...

Jennifer Kates Ramlo, Ph.D, Psychologist
Dr. Ramlo has been working in the field of psychology for 20 years. Her personal nature combined with superior training allows her the ability to help people manage the complicated array of emotions that naturally occur in being human...