Just a few short years ago, the entertainment industry was stifling creatives of color. Now, Black women in powerful positions—from directors’ chairs to C-suites—are presenting fresh narratives and taking their rightful place in the field. As Hollywood catches up to our expertise, we’re showing the world who we really are.
Meet the talent agents who are setting the standard today.
Head of Talent, ICM Known for: Being the first Black woman to join the board of a major Hollywood agency.
Founder, TCA MGMT Known for: Forming her own agency, whose roster of clients includes Tisha Campbell, Mona Scott Young and Mekai Curtis.
Talent agent, CAA Known for: Being named one of Business Insider’s Top Agents for YouTube Creators and Influencers.
Television Literary Agent, ICM Partners Known For: A striking list of clients that includes BWIH honoree Quinta Brunson, Regina King, Laverne Cox, “Zola” screenwriter Jeremy O. Harris and Academy Award winning director Matthew A. Cherry.
Owner, The Jackson Agency Known for: Being the first Black woman elected to the board of directors for the Association of Talent Agents.
Talent Agent, ICM Partners. Known For: Securing opportunities for on screen talent, including BWIH Honoree Quinta Brunson, Thuso Mbedu, Tiffany Boone, Luke James, Letoya Luckett and more.
Andrea Nelson Meigs
Partner, United Talent Agency Known for: Building clients’ careers across a variety of platforms, such as television, film, theater, music, branding and publishing, including this years’ Oscar nominees Aunjanue Ellis and Beyoncé Knowles Carter.
Talent agent, CAA Known for: Brokering deals for Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Pearl Thusi, Alyssa Goss and Dean Jagger.
Chief Diversity Officer, United Talent Agency Known For: Being appointed to expand on and drive innovative strategies for the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, which prior to her appointment, had included UTA’s previously announced $1 million commitment to social justice causes.