Talent Managers Association Announces Heller Award Nominees

The 11th annual awards ceremony will be held Oct. 2 at the Universal Sheraton in Los Angeles.

The Talent Managers Association has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Heller Awards taking place Oct. 2 in Los Angeles.

The event, to be held at the Universal Sheraton, honors talent representatives -- managers, agents and casting directors -- who aim to uphold the TMA's code of ethics and standards of practice while providing outstanding services for their clients, the organization said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Jake Azhar -- president and CEO of the Hollywood Management Company -- earns recognition as Talent Manager of the Year.

Below, see the full list of the nominees:

ADULT THEATRICAL AGENT

Mike Baldrige – Momentum Talent and Literary Agency

Brianna Barcus – Clear Talent Group

Jay Schacter – Mavrick Artist Agency

Mitchell Shankman – Kazarian, Spencer, Ruskin & Associates

YOUTH THEATRICAL AGENT

Meredith Fine – Coast to Coast Talent

Nicole Jolley – Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency

Jackie Lewis – Lewis and Beal Talent

Cindy Osbrink – Osbrink Talent Agency

Emily Urbani – Osbrink Talent Agency

ADULT COMMERCIAL AGENT

Carol Elsner – The Gage Group

Tracey Goldblum – Abrams Artists Agency

Hugh Leon – Coast to Coast Talent Agency

Angela Strange – Osbrink Talent Agency

David Ziff – Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

YOUTH COMMERCIAL AGENT

Jeremy Apody – Abrams Artists Agency

Jackie Lewis – Lewis and Beal Talent

Philip Marcus – Clear Talent Group

Dawn Osbrink – Osbrink Talent Agency

Carol Lynn Scher – Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

FEATURE CASTING DIRECTOR

Deb Aquila/Tricia Wood – Aquila/Wood Casting

Lisa Beach/Sarah Katzman – Beach/Katzman Casting

Randi Hiller – Disney Motion Pictures Casting

Ricki Maslar – Ricki Maslar Casting

Mary Vernieu – Betty Mae Casting

TELEVISION CASTING DIRECTOR

Sharon Bialy/Sherry Thomas – Bialy/Thomas Casting

Krisha Bullock – Krisha Bullock Casting

Scott David – Scott David Casting

David Rapaport – David Rapaport Casting

Dan Shaner/Michael Testa – Shaner/Testa Casting

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR

Craig Colvin – Craig Colvin Casting

Alyson Horn – Alyson Horn Casting

Ross Lacy – Ross Lacy Casting

Michael Sanford – The Casting Underground

Francene Selkirk-Ackerman – Shooting from the Hip

ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR

Gina Gallego – Disney Motion Pictures Casting

Sherie Hernandez – Greenstein/Daniel Casting

Russell Scott – Bialy/Thomas Casting

Eric Souliere – Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting,

Jenny Treadwell – Krisha Bullock Casting

TALENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Jake Azhar

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