Managing Partner voted in as a member of TV Academy

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner (who is also a Sr. Agent) has been voted by the @televisionacad Board of Governors to become a member of the Academy. It's members are divided into 30 different peer groups, applicants must meet the strict requirements of the Academy and their individual Peer Groups to be considered for membership. He will be part of the Academy's Professional Representatives Peer Group. This groups representatives liaison with the Board of Governors, which represent the interests of the Academy's members who are Professional Talent Agents and Talent Managers. The Academy's membership process is by sponsorship, not application. Candidates must be sponsored by two Academy members from the branch to which the candidate seeks admission. Then prospective Members must go before the Academy's membership committee and their individual peer group, which upon review and approval of their qualifications place them on a slate before the Board of Governors to be voted in for membershipAdditionally, Academy Award nominees are automatically considered for membership and do not require sponsors. Prospective members must also demonstrate that they have made a significant contribution to the television industry. The Television Academy is widely known for the yearly production of the Emmy Awards, which celebrates those in the medium of TV.

CK Launches the First Agency Self-Tape and Audition Video Coaching Services

CK Talent is always looking for ways to give our talent the edge in the industry and provide programs to support our talent. Today we would like to announce a new program we are testing out here at CK Talent, which is interactive feedback for actors self-tapes and assist with audition prep.

We realize that self-tapes and auditions for an actor can be one of "loneliness". We hope through this pilot program that it is no longer that way by having a partner to work with you through the casting process. The purpose of this program is to pair the actor with a CK professional staffer who has experience on the other side of the audition process. These staffers include professionals with experience in Directing, Casting or have an acting background, etc. The program aims to help the CK Actor strengthen their auditions and self-tapes in order to give them a stronger chance in standing out to casting and hopefully landing the role. These CK Staffers will review and collaboratively work with each Actor on their self-tapes and stay with them as they go through the audition process.

The assistance can be from providing them a reader for their self-tapes, to video conferencing with the actor to give them live on the spot feedback, to helping them with an audition they are struggling with or prepping them for their callbacks. Each Agent team now has one of these staffers assigned to them. This service is free and open to any currently signed talent with the agency. For more details about this pilot program please reach out to your assigned CK Agent.

CK Talent 2019 New Years Message

CK Talent 2019 New Years Message

We would like to wish all of our Talent, Clients and followers a very Happy New Year! This year has been a true honor to represent you our talent and work with you our clients. The true image of what we are creating as an agency is reflected by all of you! As we always say: "We do not create art our talent does!" Thank you to all our Talent that make this possible! This year also saw great growth for the agency with our acquisition of @weareckflu3nt and welcoming them to our family, to our alignment with @creative_industry_group to benefit our talent with PR services, to our agency being ranked #5 by @buzzfeed @medium @wired and #usmagazineas the Best International Talent Agencies to be Represented by list for 2018.
We even expanded our family with talent now in Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Africa, Pakistan, India, Romania and Australia. Our talent have represented/modeled and acted in projects with some of the top brands and studios in the industry this year including @maserati @bentleymotors@porsche @armani @abercrombie@pabstblueribbon @abcnetwork @netflix@amazonstudios @rt @warnerbrosentertainment@vogueitalia @vogue @fitnessfirstger@southerncomfortuk @unistudios @sonypictures@foxtel @itv @hum.tv @alignmententertainment@thecw @elleusa to name a few. We look forward to opening other parts of the world and expanding the brands and studios to our talent in the coming year. To you and yours a very Happy New Year! 

John Patrick Announces Release of His Hit Movie Theme Song

@cktalent today officially announced today that the song "Shadow" will be released as a bonus track on @johnpatrickofficial next EP. This is welcome news for the millions of fans of both the movies theme song and the movie itself. The loyal fans have been waiting for over a year for this announcement and we are please to announce its upcoming release. The song will be available on ITunes, Google Music and Spotify. Please follow @johnpatrickofficial for the official release date. 
Shadow is the official theme song for the hit movie Something Like Summer and the movie and song have won many awards around the world, including a recent Independent Music Award nomination for @johnpatrickofficial 





Recording Artist John Patrick Nominated for an IMA for Panic


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The 17th annual Independent Music Awards

October, 2018 – The Independent Music Awards (IMAs) announced today that @johnpatrickofficial has been nominated, in the 17th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for favorite Pop Song for his Song Panic which was produced by well-known music producer @brucewiegner The IMA’s are the influential platform for established and emerging artists from around the globe. 
The prestigious award honors artistry and innovation rather than sales or touring statistics in more than 100 Album, EP, Song, Producer, Video and Design categories. Each year submissions from around the globe - in all styles of music - are evaluated by panels of recording and touring artists, programmers and other influencers to determine the Nominees.

Patrick’s music fans can register and vote for John Patrick in the favorite Pop song category. Since the IMA’s are fan driven, to help John Patrick become the winner for Favorite IMA Pop Song please go to his direct page to vote for his song Panic: https://fans.independentmusicawards.com/artists/john-patrick/

The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of iconic Artists [which have included Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Aimee Mann, M’shell Ndegeocello, Chris Thiele, Peter Gabriel, Melissa Etheridge, Snoop Dogg, Keith Urban, Buddy Guy, Ozzy Osbourne among many others], Programmers, Talent Buyers and other influencers throughout the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

Now in its 17th year, The Independent Music Awards is the premier platform for indie Recording Artists. Winners and Nominees are promoted to millions of music consumers and industry insiders via ongoing promotion, performance and distribution opportunities. The nominees will be celebrated during the IMA ceremony and Independent Music Party industry conference in New York City @lincolncenterduring the summer of 2019. Past Winners and Nominees include: Amy Lee, Pokey LaFarge, Macy Gray, J.D. McPherson, Killer Mike, Flying Lotus, Air Traffic Controller, Girl In A Coma, Fiona Joy, Masta Ace, John McEuen, Jackson Browne, And You Shall Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Team Me, among many others.                                   

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Top Entertainment Executive to head newly acquired CK FLU3NT

CK Talent Management, Inc. announced today that it has asked Fela Oke to run its newly acquired FLU3NT Talent Management. (The Division will be re-branded as CK FLU3NT) 

“We are pleased that Fela has agreed to take the reins of our new division and spearhead the transition of FLU3NT’s clients and staff into the CK Talent Family.”  - Craig Rogalski, Managing Partner, CK Talent Management, Inc.

Oke is a well-known talent agent a seasoned Media, Entertainment, Sports and Lifestyle entrepreneur and producer.  He has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. During his tenure as Chairman of FLU3NT he successfully developed business in multiple regions including Europe, Africa and USA. He returned to Nigeria in 2011.  Oke has served as a consultant for MTV Africa; VP of media, events, and content at SPINLET (a digital music streaming company); as Director at TRACE TV AFRICA; as the Managing Director at Brights Africa which is the premier rights management agency for Warner Bros that enforces their use of content and products.  Oke was also head of Commercial at Temple Management.

Oke is at the front and center within the music, theatre, film, TV, sports and media industries in Africa. Oke’s various roles have not only seen him at the forefront these industries but has also led to his advice being sought after by some of the top talent, brands and organizations across the African continent and Europe. These talent, brands and organizations include: John Boyega (Star Wars), WizKid (Recording Artist), Dolapo Oni, Toke Makinwa, Tomi Thomas, LOS, Dammy Krane, Salma Phillips, Ice Prince, Iyanya, Jozi, Lekan Babalola and many others. He has also worked with brands such as; Diageo, Glo, Pernod Ricard, Pepsi, FCMB, Interswitch, Nokia, MTN, spinlet, 9mobile, Etisalat, Pepsi, Rite Foods Ltd, UBA to name a few.

Oke has produced some the most breathtaking platforms and content on the African continent and Europe, namely – The King Sunny Ade Concert 2016; Wiz on the Beach concert 2017; The Yolo Concert with Seyi Shay 2017; Guinness VIP with WALE and MIKA HAKINNEN 2012; FCMB COPA LAGOS 2013; Love Is The Musical 2013 and many others.

Oke is regularly asked to speak about the entertainment industry he has as guest speaker at Georgetown University’s Africa Business Conference in 2017, the Nigerian Entertainment Conference in 2017, Harvard University’s Africa Business Conference in 2018 and many others. Oke has also appeared on CNBC Africa, TVC and other TV and Radio mediums.

Oke will head CK Talent Management’s new division CK FLU3NT and serve as a Sr. Agent with the agency.

CK Talent acquires Africa's Largest and premier Talent Agency

CK Talent announced today that it has acquired ownership of FLU3NT Talent Agency in Africa.  FLU3NT board voted to accept CK Talent Managements bid for an ownership stake in the giant talent agency. The staff, clients and assets will be absorbed into a new division of CK Talent Management, Inc. called CK FLU3NT.  FLU3NT is a full service, culture-centric agency built to serve the best talent, brands and platforms across the African continent and beyond. FLU3NT is front and center within the music, Theatre, Film, TV, Sports and Media industries in several African Countries including having major stakes in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana.

Fela Oke, who is the most recent chairman of FLU3NT, will head CK FLU3NT. He is a seasoned Media, Entertainment, Sports and Lifestyle entrepreneur, producer and value creator. With 20 years diverse experience in Digital Media, Advertising and Technology within an Executive Corporate landscape, prior to embarking on a Producing, Entertainment and Sports management career. Fela has successfully developed business in multiple regions, Europe, Africa and USA. He was the managing Director at Brights Africa (Premier Rights Management agency for Warner Bros, content and consumer products); Head of Commercial at TEMPLE MANAGEMENT.

FLU3NT clients range MTV Africa, Trace TV, Pepsi, Rite Food, Nokia, Penrod Ricard, Hard Rock Brands, Diego Brand Companies to name a few. FLU3NT has produced some the most breathtaking platforms and content on the continent of Africa, namely – The King Sunny Ade Concert 2016; Wiz on the Beach concert 2017; The Yolo Concert with Seyi Shay 2017; Guinness VIP with WALE and MIKA HAKINNEN 2012; FCMB COPA LAGOS 2013; Love Is The Musical 2013 and many others.

FLU3NT is seen as the main conduit for majority talent agencies to do business on the African continent. Talent agencies, celebrities and brands outside Africa that wish to do business in Africa routinely contact and use FLU3NT as a conduit to conduct business on the African continent.

 

 

CK signs world renowned Artist, Actress & Producer Evi Photopoulos

CK Talent announced today that it has singed international artist, actress and producer Evi Photopoulos. She is a renowned international visual artist, illustrator and video artist from Greece. Photopoulos attended the London School of Contemporary Arts.  She has her art displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in Las Vegas, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia,  the Municipal Art Gallery in LA,  the Print Art Museum in China, the MOMA in Crete, Greece and at the Louvre in Paris France.  In 2016, her art was displayed at many of the world’s most important film festivals including the Cannes and New York Film Festivals.

        Evi  Photopoulos                ( Cannes Film Festival)

        Evi  Photopoulos                ( Cannes Film Festival)

She has written several books and screen plays as well as directed her own movies. In 2017 she was nominated as best actress at the NY Film Festival for Black Wine of Eros.

            Evi  Photopoulos                             (NY Film Festival)

            Evi  Photopoulos                             (NY Film Festival)

In 2017, her art work was auctioned off by Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Monaco Country Club for charity and fetch over 40,000 Euros. It benefited Prince Albert II of Monaco’s, the Prince Albert II Foundation.

Photopoulos has used her celebrity in the art world to raise awareness for many international charitable causes. She has spoken at the global summit for women at the UN. She has raised funds through her art as well, the funds raised from her art have helped charities transfer clean water to Cambodians, built schools in Ghana and helped science research to re-create human organs. Photopoulos spends her time and gathers much of her inspiration from the beautiful island she lives on off the coast of Greece. 

 

 

Parrish Cast to play William Brack in the epic film The City Beautiful

CK Talent announced today that they have finalized a deal for actor Jake Parrish to play William Brack in the feature film The City Beautiful. This epic film will be based on the life of William Brack who was the first mayor of Orlando, Florida. A trailer for the film has already been filmed and is in the process of being released.

                                      Jake Parrish

                                      Jake Parrish

The Film is based on the true story of William Brack, the first mayor of Orlando. He was a Civil War soldier who was drafted against his will, was forced to leave his wife and children, was a prisoner-of-war, and returned home only to discover his wife and children perished from typhoid fever. Devastated, he moved to the uninhabitable swamplands of Central Florida where he became a frontiersman and famed pioneer who forged an untamable wilderness into The City Beautiful, Orlando. 

                                                                    Actor Jake Parrish as William Brack  (scene from the movie trailer)

                                                                    Actor Jake Parrish as William Brack  (scene from the movie trailer)

Lamborghini taps Miketta to unveil their new sportscar in Geneva

CK Talent announced in early March that model and spokesperson Giacomo Miketta has been tapped by the luxury car brand Lamborghini to unveil their model of the Hurracan Performante Spyder in Geneva Switzerland at the Geneva Auto Salon. Miketta is currently in Geneva representing Lamborghini. Miketta has represented Lamborghini for the past 4 years as their spokesperson.  Miketta is also the spokesperson for Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Bentley-Motors.  Recently, Porsche asked Miketta to work with them on presenting their new luxury motor sport fashion label called Porsche Designs. Miketta is fresh off a tour representing the luxury brand Armani where he toured through out Europe introducing their new fragrance.

  Miketta with FIA Formula one race car driver for AudiSport Daniel Abt. Off his recent win in Mexico in front of Lamborghini's new Hurracan Performante Spyde  r at the Geneva Car Show.

 Miketta with FIA Formula one race car driver for AudiSport Daniel Abt. Off his recent win in Mexico in front of Lamborghini's new Hurracan Performante Spyder at the Geneva Car Show.

Armani taps Miketta to represent their new Fragrance

CK Talent announced today that model and spokesperson Giacomo Miketta has been tapped by designer Giorgio Armani to represent their new fragrance line in Germany. Armani will kick off with Miketta touring Germany attending various PR and media events on behalf of Armani over the next 20 days. Armani is calling the tour "The Mr. Big Tour". Miketta is already a sought-after spokesperson for many high-end luxury automotive brands including Ferrari, Bentley-Motors, Porsche, Maserati, and Lamborghini.  Miketta is already booked in March to represent Lamborghini at the Geneva car show where they will unveil a new model of their popular sports car. 
 

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CK signs Supermodel & Int'l Presenter for Lamborghini & Bentley

CK Talent announced today that it has signed  international German Supermodel Giacomo Miketta. His credits inlcude a music video for the German Band Feuerherz the video has garnered over 2 million views, he has appeared in several national clothing campaigns and was even in a national campaign for a casino.

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Miketta is the go to model and presenter for several luxury automobile brands among them are Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Bentley-Motors.

                 Miketta (R) for Lamborghini

                 Miketta (R) for Lamborghini

                     Miketta for Lamborghini

                     Miketta for Lamborghini

                 Miketta for Bentley-Motors

                 Miketta for Bentley-Motors

                   Miketta for Bentley-Motors

                   Miketta for Bentley-Motors

      Miketta for Prosche and Prosche Designs

      Miketta for Prosche and Prosche Designs

     interview with Arab TV for Bentley-Motors

     interview with Arab TV for Bentley-Motors