Across the Board (ATB) Talent, founded in 2008 by entertainment professional and entrepreneur Guy Kochlani, is a full-service licensed Talent Agency. ATB represents its talent "across the board:" theatrically, commercially, in print, hosting, voiceovers and dance. The limited client roster and staff of 10 enables ATB to remain committed to the goal of developing high quality talent while providing the personalized atmosphere of a management company.
Across the Board’s talent has been seen on numerous TV shows, films, commercials and theatre productions. Their models and photographers have been a part of major fashion campaigns and have been seen across the pages of domestic and international magazines.
ATB is honored to announce its move up into the big leagues. Using talent from across the board, ATB is currently packaging a major feature film as well as television series. As the client list becomes larger and more high-profile projects are being tackled, founder and CEO Guy Kochlani avows: “No matter how much we expand, our original business model will always remain on point. We provide one-on-one care and service to each client, no matter what.”
ATB represents talent and models in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, with offices in Los Angeles and New York-Times Square. There are plans to open offices in London, Paris, and Tel Aviv.
For more info, check us out at WWW.ATBTALENT.COM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy star in this spy thriller. I think it looks cool as ice, and the chemistry between Oldman and Hardy will be a preview for 2012’s guaranteed smash-hit The Dark Knight Rises.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: I didn’t see the first. I didn’t see the second. I won’t see the third. But younger kids seem to love these CGI helium-filled chipmunks, and if you have a child under the age of eight, congratulations: you just bought a ticket.
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: For me, Sherlock Holmes was the film that won the December Movie Battle of 2009 (Avatar vs. Sherlock Holmes). Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s chemistry was fantastically charming, blended perfectly with director Guy Ritchie’s unique blend of awesomeness and Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-winning score. A Game of Shadows reunites the team and throws Mad Men’s Jared Harris and Noomi Rapace into the mix. I certainly hope this sequel lives up to the hype.
- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (in select theaters and IMAX; opens nationwide on the 21st): I know what you’re thinking: “Another one?” Yeah, another one that just happens to be directed by Oscar-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles). And you’re right, Tom Cruise can be all kinds of crazy, but the man brings his A-game every time. Nobody sells a movie like he does, especially an action flick like Mission: Impossible. Plus he does his own stunts, and I’ll be damned if you say anything bad about a man scaling the world's tallest building.
- The Adventures of Tintin: Steven Spielberg. Peter Jackson. Motion-capture technology. An eight-minute single-shot chase/action scene. The movie has already made $200 million internationally. You've already bought your ticket. Any questions?
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: David Fincher directs this adaption of Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling novel starring Daniel Craig. It’s a dark, disturbing story that promises to be the “feel bad movie of the holiday season.” And if you haven’t seen the trailer check it out now, because HOLY CRAP. That, my friends, is how you cut a trailer! (Plus ATB’s very own Jacob Diamond was seriously considered to play the young Daniel Craig! Work on that English accent buddy, ‘cause we’re pitching you for James Bond Jr.!)
- We Bought a Zoo (nationwide): Starring Matt Damon & Scarlett Johansson and directed by Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire), this film is about a family that…buys a zoo. Expect lots of “aw…” moments.
- War Horse: Spielberg’s Oscar-push movie, coming into theaters a mere four days after Tintin. Look, it’s Spielberg’s World War I movie about “a boy and his horse.” Think ET meets Saving Private Ryan. Again, you’ve already bought your ticket.
- The Avengers (May 4th): Marvel Studios’ massive gamble that began in 2008 with Iron Man culminates in this unprecedented big-screen adventure that brings Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk together to defend the Earth against a threat no single hero can handle alone! I’m excited, you’re excited, my dog is excited…The Avengers is going to be a huge event. Expect plenty of big explosions!
- The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3rd): Yeah yeah, another Spider-Man movie, and this time without dough-eyed Tobey Maguire (The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield takes over as Peter Parker). But the trailer looks interesting, and the cast is pretty fantastic. Plus, it’s Spider-Man, guys! Don’t act like you don’t want to see a new Spidey movie.
- The Dark Knight Rises (July 20th): YOU WILL SEE THIS MOVIE. It’s the final Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film starring Christian Bale, so ‘nuff said. Honestly, if there’s any movie that can make $200 million in its opening weekend, I think it’s this one. Buy your ticket to the IMAX showing NOW.
By Alex Tafet
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
- Client Featurettes: Who are the talent that ATB represents? Why did they choose their careers? Why did ATB choose them? What do they do in their spare time, and where do they come from? Do they have a favorite burger place? We’ve all pondered these mysteries, yet their secrets constantly escape us. No longer! The answers to these riddles will finally be revealed in this bi-weekly column!
- (Legal) Insider Trading: Be on the inside of Hollywood as we break all the newest casting opportunities and scoops before they hit the press! Get the leg up on the competition by knowing exactly what’s out there at all times. Searching for that perfect role in the next blockbuster movie? Look no further!
- “Behind the Agency”: What’s it like behind closed doors at ATB? Find out in our “Behind the Agency” feature! How many phone calls does an agent make in a day? What’s the latest Casting Director buzz? How do the interns take their coffee? You’ll just have to keep reading!
- Headshot of the Week: What goes into a good headshot? Each week we’ll select a client’s headshot and analyze exactly what makes it “Star Material!”
- Suggestions: Have an idea for a feature that isn’t listed? Suggest it! We’re here to please you, not our own creative egos!