The Talent Express (TTE) has a long and successful history. Started by Lorna Rainey in 1991 as a talent agency, over the years it’s morphed into a company with a focused approach to the select talent we represent. The transition began in November 2010 and culminated in management certification in January 2012 by NCOPM.
We represent talent in various stages of their careers…from fresh-faced newcomers to seasoned professionals. Talent who procure work in commercials, voice-overs, film, TV, live events and theatre are on our roster. But no matter who they are, the goal is the same, to guide and provide them with every possible opportunity to take their careers to the next level. This includes getting them situated with the right agent who is clearly most in sync with their goals.
Many talent say they feel as if they are alone in the process and afraid of making bad career decisions, of accepting the wrong assignment for the right reasons, that they don’t know how to get on the path to success…that’s what we’re here for. Our expanded management team has a hands-on approach. Along with Lorna Rainey (owner/senior manager), Bobby Holder (associate manager/agency liaison), Anastasia Rene (associate manager/new talent development) and Evelyn Weiss Francisco (theatre and youth division) we work to ensure that every resource at our disposal is levied for your success. We develop a career strategy…together. You’re not alone. ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’. As a signed client, you always have our ear and our attention. That’s why we keep the roster small. We have a ‘fast track’ roster too, which is for talent whom we feel have great potential.
The TTE team is here to assist you!
LORNA RAINEY – OWNER/SR. MANAGER
P: (718) 278-8888 E: email@example.com
Oversees the day-to-day operation of the company. Maintains an exclusive signed roster and also brings in exceptional new talent. Co-signs on all new talent brought into the company.
Makes all legit submissions as well as pitching to agency partners and CDs.
Representing talent for 29 years.
ANASTASIA RENE – ASSOC. MANAGER OF NEW TALENT AND DEVELOPMENT
P: (917) 841-0541 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Has been an associate manager with The Talent Express since 2014. She brings not only an extensive business background but decades of experience as a performer to the table.
She currently works predominantly in commercial, industrial and print submissions but is branching out into legit and is the go-to manager for a growing roster of developmental and signed talent.
BOBBY HOLDER – ASSOC. MANAGER / AGENCY LIAISON
P: 917/826-6501 E: email@example.com
Bobby Holder joined the team at THE TALENT EXPRESS in 2014 as the industry liaison and as an associate talent manager representing actors across the board in film, television, theatre, commercials, print, etc. Bobby graduated from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in theatre focusing on writing, acting, and directing.
His book OUT OF THE BLUE is well reviewed by industry and features monologues performed by Broadway Stars and award-winning actors. Before becoming a talent manager, Bobby toured with many theatre companies as an actor.
As a playwright, his plays have been produced Off Broadway and Regional. He has directed over 100 shows!
In 2005 he founded the New York theatre/showcase company The Actor’s Project NYC.
EVELYN WEISS FRANCISCO – ASSOC. MANAGER OF THEATRE AND YOUTH
P: 516-688-4219 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Weiss Francisco joined THE TALENT EXPRESS team in 2018. She is a graduate from William Paterson University with a B.A. in English. She joined TTE following a successful career as VP of a public relations firm. She hosts her own food and poetry blogs, and is script editor for an upcoming musical.