Kismet Gold

Talent management

About us

As a Talent Management company, our job is to encourage, guide and counsel our clients. We assist actors with:

  • headshots
  • showreels
  • voice reels
  • sourcing courses

We discuss what aspects of your career you want to develop and examine how our extensive list of contacts and connections can enhance your path. We offer counselling to develop your ‘brand’ and identify your natural abilities, style and sensibilities. We encourage you to get out and make your own connections, continue to develop your skill set and push yourself to break out of your comfort zone. We promote you to casting directors, producers and directors. We use our connections to create your personal package. We listen to your concerns and we always aim to help you find a solution.

Who we are

About us

Deborah Shaw originally trained in sales before she became a publicist in the 1980s for Lynne Franks PR. From 1993 to 2003, Deborah developed her career in Los Angeles where she worked as a Talent Manager for seven years. Initially working for a small company, she then joined the prestigious John Crosby Management team and worked closely with clients such as Rene Russo, John Hurt, Charlize Theron, James Denton (Desperate Housewives), Orla Brady (BBC’s Mistresses). It was in this role that Deborah met and signed Shia LaBeouf in her first month.

Deborah prides herself in being straight talking, honest and extremely loyal, which is why so many of her previous clients remain in contact. Her current clients know that they can always count on her to find the right solution, regardless of the challenge. Deborah is responsible for brand creation and guiding her clients to greater success.

She is also the Media Consultant for the charity Shorncliffe Trust and was President of the not-for-profit Association of Celebrity Assistants. Deborah was also a member of BAFTA LA.