People Store | About Us
Rebecca Shrager | Owner-Agent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca recognized her uncanny ability to match the right face to the right project while working as a stylist and production coordinator in the late 1970’s and early 1980s. Realizing the need in the Atlanta market for a more diverse range of talent, Rebecca utilized her background from the Atlanta College of Art, and went out into the community to photograph interesting faces. She then contacted local theater companies, and discovered an untapped source of talent not yet integrated into the world of film and advertising. In September 1983, Rebecca opened the doors of People Store. Through her leadership and guidance over the past 30 years People Store has grown into one of the most successful and well respected talent agencies in the country. People Store has been in the forefront of the industry opening the boundaries between Atlanta, New York and LA. In 2002, The Talent Group and Hot Shot Kids joined forces with People Store, creating a multi-million dollar agency representing the most talented and seasoned adult and child actors in the southeast. With the merger of Quantum Events and Entertainment in 2010, People Store added new opportunities for its’ clients. In 2012, People Store opened a New Orleans branch creating even more opportunities. People Store continues to be innovative with the development of reality shows. Rebecca is excited to be celebrating 30 years in 2013.
Brenda Pauley | Co-Owner & Film Agent | email@example.com
Brenda Pauley began her career over 25 years ago in Los Angeles as a talent agent for Inner Vision Talent Agency. After forming the commercial and film department, she relocated to Atlanta and opened the theatrical department for Serendipity Models and Talent. In 1997, she opened the adult division of the Talent Group and Hot Shot Kids/Teens. Brenda along with her partner discovered and placed such talent as Dakota Fanning, Raven Simone, Kyle Massey and DJ Qualls. Brenda’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the business made the Talent Group/Hot Shot Kids and Teens one of the top theatrical agencies in the Southeast. Her continued presence in Los Angeles has afforded her actors the opportunity to venture into the west coast arena and work successfully in television and film. In 2002, The Talent Group and Hot Shot Kids joined forces with People Store creating People Store/Hot Shot kids and teens, the South East’s premier talent agency.
Karen Donahue | Voice-Over & Print Agent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Donahue joined the People Store team in 1989. In the year of 1997, she made the choice to take some time off to accomplish entrepreneurial opportunities and raise her daughter. She became a photography studio manager but still kept in close contact with People Store. Karen loved the courtesy and professional atmosphere People Store harbored. She also appreciated the diversity of the talent. Donahue soon decided to rejoin People Store/Hot Shot Kids as an agent for the Print and Voice-Over department.
Victoria Temple | TV/Film Agent | email@example.com
Victoria Temple began her career with People Store in 2010 as an intern from Georgia State University. After completing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Film/Video, and two months of traveling, she was welcomed as People’s Store’s office manager, and has since become the company’s newest Film and Television agent. When away from her office duties, Victoria writes and directs her own creative projects, gigs as a freelance camera operator, and serves a local non-profit organization focusing on youth empowerment.
Alex White | TV/Film Agent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander White, having graduated from Loyola University in 2009 with a degree in Music Industry Studies (virtually a BA with an emphasis on the entertainment industry) moved back to Atlanta pursuing a career in talent representation. Alexander originally landed a job with HWY-1 Productions working on the development side of the business sinking his teeth into the acquisitions and funding of various TV and Film projects specific to the southeast. Following a successful run with HWY-1, he began canvassing for positions where he could use the newly acquired skills in conjunction with his original passion for the exploitation of true talent. He would find this after reconnecting with long time friend and former professor Jay Freer and wife Rhoda Griffis. Alexander was introduced to People Store in June of 2010 and six months later was blessed to be offered a full time position with the agency. Since then he has become an agent in the film and television department.
Rick Estimond | Commercial/Industrial Agent email@example.com
Rick Estimond came to People Store in 2009, after graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Rick began his career at People Store as an intern, and eventually was hired as the Office Manager. Under the tutelage of his mentor and predecessor Jen Kelly, Rick successfully transitioned to the Commercial and Industrial departments. As a youngster Rick became enamored with the entertainment business and dreamt of a career as an actor, but eventually he realized he found more joy in working behind the scenes and bolstering the career's of others. He still maintains a passion and respect for the craft and the business of acting. Rick has continued the successful practices that built the Commercial and Industrial departments into what they are today and is proud to represent the best talent in the Southeast.
Lavon Lacey | Entertainment and Events | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavon Lacey handles the live division of People Store through his company Quantum Events and Entertainment. He also develops television programming including reality shows. Lavon hit the stage at a young age and has never stopped performing. He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, commercials, corporate videos, print and of course, his first love, the live stage. As a not so great Elvis tribute artist, Lavon co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred in the award winning feature film mockumentary “We Three Kings”. Just to mix things up a bit, Lavon was a million dollar sales person with Fox 97 radio for 12 years in Atlanta as well as WATL and WVGA television stations before that. He served as President of the Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club. Karmavision Films named Lavon as an Executive Producer where he produced corporate videos and television commercials. Lavon is a former vice president of Strategic Events for Georgia Meeting Professionals, former board member of Keep Cobb Beautiful and former advisory board member of the theatre department at Kennesaw State University.
Beth Tebbe | Bookkeeping email@example.com
Beth Tebbe lives for the details. Throughout her career, Beth has worn many hats and thrived in small businesses. With a BBA in Marketing from The University of Georgia, Beth was drawn to Corporate Event Planning and prior to the Mortgage Collapse in 2007, served as Director of Events for a major mortgage lender for eight years. Beth currently enjoys the flexibility to be a Mom while working gigs on various event and video productions in addition to her part-time position sharing the bookkeeping responsibilities at People Store.
Jessy Alfonso | Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Since the age of 6, Jessy spent much of her time 'behind the scenes' in productions from stage to film, accompanying her actor father to set. In recent years, she has also gained valuable experience reading scenes and taping many of his auditions. Jessy came to People Store as an Intern in the Summer of 2012, after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Public Relations from University of Montevallo. As a sophomore at U of M, Jessy became President of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, in addition to her studies and a part-time job. She lead a 54
member chapter where she managed projects, prepared agendas, administrated and delegated responsibilities, planned and hosted events, communicated with faculty and public and counseled sorority members. Jessy is proud to be part of the People Store team and excited about applying her experiences and skills to help 'The Store' continue to succeed in this exciting time for our industry in the Southeast.
Lesley Galaida | Accounting firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley Galaida is a production coordinator for films, videos, commercials, music, television and corporate events. In 2006, she started focusing on corporate events for Fortune 500 companies like TIAA-CREF and McKesson. Lesley’s experience combines the logistics and production sides of event management and she is comfortable and well versed in dealing with all levels of executive management. While she has worn a lot of hats in the production for corporate event planning her experience includes a strong background in administrative tasks, accounting, graphic and video coordination. Lesley has a degree in Business Information Systems and over eighteen years experience in management and operations.
Lilly | Staff Psychologist