Lilit Chakman + Damian Costin launch CEA in OZ to access Hollywood talent for Australian brands

123_Headshots (6 of 8)_preview.jpeg123_Headshots (8 of 8)_preview (1).jpgEntertainment lawyer Lilit Chakman and music industry leader Damian Costin (of 123 Agency) have launched Creative Entertainment Agency (CEA) to partner Australian brands with international talent to provide solutions in the entertainment industry that will deliver premium entertainment on Australian shores.

The latest collaboration between Costin and Chakman combines their marketplace knowledge and industry access to procure celebrity talent and musicians for events, performances, appearances and advertising campaigns.

Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 9.22.08 am.jpgThe duo are behind Kelly Rowland's recent appearance at Supercars Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Natalie Imbruglia at Melbourne Cup Carnival, Charlize Theron for Capitol Grand and Oscar winner Hilary Swank for Swisse. Having mastered the art of negotiation and gaining the trust of international talent through their widespread team, CEA is able to secure talent for bespoke campaigns that maximise brands' exposure through international platforms.
Says Damian Costin, co-executive director of CEA: "We represent dozens of companies, either directly or through their marketing agencies to connect their brands to the power of entertainment, music, fashion, and sports. We have unparalleled industry connections and can deliver time and cost-effective results for our clients."
Their profound impact in managing the expectations on both sides enables them to facilitate a seamless activation with global talent in what would otherwise be impossible for most Australian companies to deliver.
Says Lilit Chakman, co-executive director of CEA: "Our experience and our successful track record means we get right to the key decision makers in the talent's team and get answers immediately."
Chakman whose legal background includes negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial agreements for a diverse range of industries including entertainment, media, beauty, and IT explains: "Working with International talent is complex, there are things to consider such as opportunity cost, exclusivity and understanding not only the talent's current role in the market but also their emerging role which can create layered negotiations - not to the mention the eccentricities of certain personalities."

a60cb92e-cd6c-4cd1-8a85-1e142b088516.jpgWith CEA set to be the most valuable resource in the Australian entertainment industry for all things talent, Chakman and Costin are optimistic about what the future holds especially given Costin's prior success with 123 Agency.
The company will operate from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles.

Click here to visit CEA's website.

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