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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Canadian Hockey Player signs with CK Talent Management

CK Talent Management announced today that it has signed former Canadian Hockey Player, Model and Social Media Personality, Marcus McKinnon. McKinnon played Hockey for the Tri Town Thunder, the Onion Lake Boarder Chiefs and the Carrot River Outback Thunder. McKinnon took a break from hockey to travel the world over the past few years, he has been to many countries, which included backpacking through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries throughout South East Asia.

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McKinnon shares those experiences on his podcast to share with other’s. We suggest you follow his Instagram page at @kinnerbaby where you can find McKinnon sharing pictures from his travels and see his humor as well. His other Instagram page is worth a look as well @markyandmelo, where you can following McKinnon’s adventures with his dog Melo. #cktalentmanagement #cktalentmanagementuk #cktalent #marcusmckinnon

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CK Talent inks deal to provide Talent with celebrity in-house Stylist

CK Talent Management announced today that it has inked a deal with celebrity Stylist Sope Ogunjobi.  Ogunjobi is London based celebrity Stylist whose clientele live worldwide. She and her team are known in the industry as having a proven track record working with celebrity and high net-worth clients.

     Celebrity Stylist Sope Ogunjobi

    Celebrity Stylist Sope Ogunjobi

Ogunjobi has been featured in Yahoo Style and MSN Fashion and appeared on Gossip Net,  My San Antonio News, The Daily Motion Show , One News  and Variance TV to name a few.  She meets her client’s needs through numerous contacts with well-known fashion houses and brands. Ogunjobi and her team have an organic approach on how they deal with their celebrity clients, which produces a natural style, which is unique, on point and on trend.  

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                                                  Ogunjobi for Yahoo Style 

Our Talent, understand that we continue to look for partnerships that will help our Talent’s growth and development.  We feel that partnering and bringing  in-house a stylist of her caliber will assist our talent in gaining the edge over other talent in the marketplace.  Ogunjobi and her team will provide in-house fashion consulting and stylist services to some of CK’s Talent, which will include editorial shoots, red carpet and public event appearances by our talent.

“In an industry where first impressions and personal presentation are important, we began to realize the need for the services of a personal stylist for our Talent. Sope and her team of stylists are the perfect partners for our Talent and us. In speaking for our talent and myself, we look forward to working with Sope and her team.”– Craig Rogalski, Managing Partner, CK Talent Management, Inc.

If you’re a Talent signed with CK Talent please contact your agent for more information about Luxuriant Style and their services to CK Talent.

For more information about Sope Ogunjobi, you can reach her at info@luxuriantstyle.com

 

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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

Supermodel Andy Ashton joins the cast of TV Series

CK Talent Management announced today that Supermodel and Actor Andy Ashton has finalized a deal for Ashton to be part of the cast of Explicit Delusions the TV series. The pilot for the series stars filming in the summer of 2018.

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Ashton is best know as the global face of Abercrombie and Fitch clothing brand. Ashton appeared on the brands shopping bags, billboards and in store displays. Ashton has also modeled for brands including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Gilly Hicks, Under Armor Gear and Nike.

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Ashton has modeled with fellow Supermodel Kate Moss and appeared in spreads in Vogue, W, Metropolitan Fashion, Esquire, and Men’s Health and Fitness magazines.

Ashton holds the titles of Model America, Model Universe and Fitness Model World Champion. He currently is appearing in the Holiday Movie Christmas in the City acting opposite Ashanti.

The series will be based in Scranton, Pa, and Ashton will be leaving his beloved UK to film the series in the US.

Model Nick Gruber inks deal to be Celebrity Representative

CK Talent announced today that model Nick Gruber has inked a deal with Long Island Swimwear company to be their Celebrity Representative. Gruber will start representing the brands swimwear from designers including Geronimo and NIT.

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Nick has modeled and walked for several fashion designers including: Stevie Boi who has dressed Madonna and Lady Gaga; Malan Breton, who has dressed Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble', Martha Plimpton, Minnie Driver and Kylie Minogue; Zang Toi who has dressed Sharon Stone, Melinda Gates and Eva Lengoria; to name a few.

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Nick was named as Vanity Fair Magazines Top 100 most beautiful people. He has also been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail and NY Daily News.


 Gruber has walked the fashion week runways from LA, NY to Milan and is a staple on the red carpet in the entertainment and fashion worlds. Gruber is currently celebrity representative for Muscle Tech Supplement Company. Gruber is currently signed to a two-picture deal with a major Hollywood studio.

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Actor and Model Will Bowser to play the lead in Pilot for TV series

CK Talent Management announced today that Actor and Model Will Bowser has signed a major deal to appear as one of the lead in the series Explicit Delusions, which is being produced by Emerald House Productions. He will be the lead actor in the series. Bowser will play Jordan Marion, the good-looking, rich, popular, star athlete whose life is turned upside down by circumstance beyond his control.  

                    Will Bowser (Actor and Model)

                   Will Bowser (Actor and Model)

Bowser is more familiar with the runways in the fashion industry than being on a movie set. This will be a departure for him when he assumes the role as the lead when filming starts. The series is scheduled to start filming in the summer of 2018 in Scranton, Pa.

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“I was in shock when my agent told me I got it, I cannot wait to begin my journey as Jordan.” – Will Bowser

“Will is exactly what I envisioned both image and character wise.” – Brad Crandall, Producer, Explicit Delusions

The series script is currently being shopped around to the major streaming networks including Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.  Emerald House Productions the studio that will produce the series has recently set up social media and a GoFundMe pages for the series.

“ We want to this to be a Grassroots show that the viewers and fans want to see so we recently set up a GoFundMe page to help support the series.” - Brad Crandall, Producer, Explicit Delusions

The Explicit Delusions GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/explicit-delusions

CK Talent Management represents Bowser, please direct all inquiries to: management@cktalentmanagement.com

 

 

 

Actress Fran Williams to appear in lead role in new TV Series

CK Talent Management announced today that Actress Fran Williams has signed a major deal to appear as one of the leads in the series Explicit Delusions, which is being produced by Emerald House Productions. Williams will play the role of Carol Marino the mother of the lead actor in the series.  Carol leads a very volatile person who drinks and takes some heavy-duty painkillers just to make it through the day.

“I believe Fran found the spirit of Carol in her initial audition video. We were blown away by how quickly Fran embodied Carol.” – Brad Crandall, Producer, Explicit Delusions

Williams is a highly regarded actress in the industry having appeared in recurring roles in several major TV shows and movies her credits include, Salem (WGN), The Reboot of Dallas (TNT), Revolution (NBC & Netflix), Transformers (Movie) (Paramount Pictures) and A woman of independent means (TV Mini-Series) (NBC). Williams films and series have earned over 200 million dollars in domestic grosses.

 

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The series script is currently being shopped around to the major streaming networks including Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.  The series is scheduled to start filming in the summer of 2018 in Scranton, Pa.  Emerald House Productions the studio that will produce the series has recently set up social media pages for the series.

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“ We want to this to be a Grassroots show that the viewers and fans want to see so we recently set up a GoFundMe page to help support the series.” - Brad Crandall, Producer, Explicit Delusions

The Explicit Delusions GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/explicit-delusions

Please direct all inquiries to: management@cktalentmanagement.com

Global Face of Abercrombie and Fitch signs exclusive representation deal

CK Talent Management announced today that it has signed actor and international supermodel Andrew Ashton to an exclusive global representation agreement. CK Talent will represent Ashton as his exclusive agent and manager. Ashton grew up in the United Kingdom where he maintains ownership of a gym outside of London.  In addition to this,  Ashton also is a personal trainer to several celebrities, when he is not modeling or acting .

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Ashton is most known for being the global face of the Abercrombie and Fitch clothing brand. Ashton’s face appears on the brand’s billboards, in store banner displays and on millions of their shopping bags. Ashton has done modeling campaigns for Guess, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Gilly Hicks, Under Armour Gear and Nike.

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Ashton appeared in a spread in  Vogue Magazine  along side supermodel Kate Moss. Ashton regularly appears in magazines such as W Magazine, Metropolitan Fashion Magazine, Esquire, Men's Health and Men's Fitness.

     Ashton and Supermodel Kate Moss (Vogue)

    Ashton and Supermodel Kate Moss (Vogue)

Ashton is recognized as an international supermodel model, he holds several titles including Model America Winner, Model Universe Winner and Fitness Model World Champion to name a few of his titles. 

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Ashton has also appeared in the Holiday Movie Christmas in the City acting opposite Ashley Williams, Ashanti and Jon Prescott. Ashton will be represented by CK's Managing Partner.

"I have so much to offer as an artist and brand, that I feel that now combined with what CK Talent offers creates a powerful partnership." -  Andrew Ashton

" Andrew has created an international brand which has propelled him to be recognized as the top male supermodel in the industry, we are honored that he has decided to chose us to represent it. and him." - Craig Rogalski, Managing Partner, CK Talent Management, Inc.

 

Please direct all inquiries to: management@cktalentmanagement.com