'Breaking Bad' Star RJ Mitte to Be Honored at 2015 Heller Awards

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The Talent Managers Association will hand out its accolades on May 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City.

The Talent Managers Association has announced the honorees and nominees for its 13th Annual Heller Awards, which recognize the industry’s talent reps — managers, agents and casting directors. Named after Liberace's late manager Seymour Heller, this year's ceremony will take place on May 28 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

This year, the TMA also is partnering with Friends of Californians with Disabilities and honoring Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte with its Giving Back acknowledgment. Mitte played Walter White's son on the AMC drama and, like his character, he has a mild form of cerebral palsy.

Betty White will present a lifetime achievement award to her agent, APA's Jeff Witjas. Vivica A. Fox, Emilie de Ravin (Once Upon A Time), Finn Wittrock (Unbroken, American Horror Story: Freak Show), David Ramsey (Arrow) and Jason Beghe (Chicago PD) are among the other presenters.

See the full list of honorees and nominees below.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: GIVING BACK

R.J. Mitte, Friends of Californians with Disabilities

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT

John Hartmann (The Eagles, Alice Cooper, Graham Nash, Sonny & Cher, Neil Young)

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE – TALENT AGENT

Jeff Witjas, APA (Jason Momoa, Betty White, Uzo Aduba)

 

PAT MCQUEENEY AWARD

Joanne Horowitz, Joanne Horowitz Management (Kevin Spacey, Scott Eastwood)

 

TMA MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Daryn Simons, Acting Out Management

 

ADULT THEATRICAL AGENT

Steve Alexander, ICM

Mike Baldridge, Momentum

Nic de Armendi, JLA

Brett Norensberg, Gersh

Yasmine Pearl, Osbrink

Kevin Turner, Daniel Hoff Agency

 

YOUTH THEATRICAL AGENT

Barbara Coleman, Innovative

Pamela Fisher, Abrams

Meredith Fine, Coast to Coast

Nicole Jolley, Amsel Eisenstadt Frazier & Hinojosa

Emily Urbani, Osbrink

Bonnie Ventis, Clear

 

ADULT COMMERCIAL AGENT

Lindsay Cooley, Osbrink

Samantha Daniels, Mavrick

Stephen DeCayette, Prestige

Marla Haut, Innovative

Hugh Leon, Coast to Coast

David Ziff, CESD

 

YOUTH COMMERCIAL AGENT

Jody Alexander, Clear

Jeremy Apody, Abrams

Jackie Lewis, LB

Sydel Lisi, Coast to Coast

Dawn Osbrink, Osbrink

Carol Lynn Sher, CESD

 

FEATURE CASTING DIRECTOR

Kim Coleman, Kim Coleman Casting

Aisha Coley, Aisha Coley Casting

Avy Kaufman, Avy Kaufman Casting

Francine Maisler, Francine Maisler Casting

Ricki Maslar, Ricki Maslar Casting

John Papsidera, Automatic Sweat

 

TELEVISION CASTING DIRECTOR

Julie Ashton, Julie Ashton Casting

Krisha Bullock & Jamie Snow, Bullock & Snow Casting

Scott David, Scott David Casting

Jennifer Euston, Jennifer Euston Casting

Sarah Finn, Sarah Finn Co.

Suzanne Goddard-Smythe & Ty Harman, Suzanne Goddard-Smythe Casting

 

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR

Dan Bell, Dan Bell Casting

Ross Lacy, Ross Lacy Casting

Liz Lewis, Liz Lewis Casting Partners NYC

Michael Sanford, Michael Sanford Casting

Francene Selkirk, Francene Selkirk Casting

Jodi Sonnenberg, Sonnenberg Casting

 

ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR

Jamie Castro, Linda Lowy Casting

Mia Cusumano, Bowling/Miscia Casting

Gina Gallego, Wendy O’Brien Casting

Allen Hooper, Jeff Greenberg Casting

Peter Pappas, Valko/Miller Casting

Jason Stamey, Sarah Finn Casting

 

VOICEOVER AGENT

Melissa Berger-Brennan, CESD

Brittany Balbo, UTA

Tim Curtis, WME

Marcia Hurwitz, Innovative

Maureen Rose, Osbrink

Portia Scott-Hicks, Coast to Coast

 

TELEVISION/FEATURE ANIMATION CASTING DIRECTOR

Mary Hidalgo

Ivy Isenberg, Ivy Isenberg Casting

Linda Lamontagne, Chag/Lamontagne

Meredith Layne, Nickelodeon

Jamie Sparer Roberts, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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