KMR Vet Kate Lackey Joins Daniel Hoff Agency

EXCLUSIVE: The Daniel Hoff Agency has hired former KMR agent, Kate Lackey, in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Lackey’s client base includes many notable film and TV actors in the Atlanta area, and her addition gives Daniel Hoff a big footprint in the South.

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Lackey’s clients include Challen Cates (Big TIme RushA Million Ways to Die in the West), Carlease Burke (Child’s Play, Mixed-ish). Brette Taylor (Nashville, Gotham), Wes Robinson (Blair Witch), Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, “Will Trent,” Man of Steel), Ashley Leconte Campbell (Get OutThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The First Lady), and Evan Castelloe (Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Sharp ObjectsThe Front Runner, Saving Zoe).

Lackey joins Atlanta-based agents Marta Parrillo and Renee Banks in the office, which opened in September 2022.

“Through her taste, relationships, and personal commitment and care, Kate is one of the top agents in the region,” said Hoff. “In the year since we have opened our Atlanta office, our agency has continued to grow by recruiting great talent like Kate; as she joins our company, we are earning a rep as one of the top boutique choices for representation.”

“What a thrill to join Danny, as well as Marta and Renee, to help grow this agency’s Atlanta profile,” said Lackey. “I’ve been an admirer for a long time, and I’m excited by the opportunities for my clients that will come by working with them and all of the agents in the company. It’s especially meaningful to me to be playing a role as my home town continues to show its strength as a production center.”

Atlanta-born Lackey is a grad of Belmont University in Nashville where she received a BFA in Theatre Performance and spent a summer studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts before landing an internship at AMT, a top Atlanta talent agency. Prior experience includes the talent management Atlanta firm K. Starr Management. The 30-year plus Daniel Hoff Agency is known for matching its clients with such brands as Gucci, Dior, Sephora, State Farm, Target, Toyota, Porsche, Mercedes, Apple, Nike, Verizon, T Mobile, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Doritos, Budweiser, Visa, and Mastercard, to name a few. In film and TV, their clients work with content creators including HBO Max, CBS, Paramount, Lionsgate, Marvel, BET, Nickelodeon, Peacock, Showtime, Paramount+, CW, NBC, Netflix, Disney+, Apple, and ITV, among others.

Post the implosion of KMR, many of their vets have continued on to greener pastures, read former KMR SVP and head of the agency’s NYC office Jed Abrahams went to Los Angeles-based management and production company The Rosenzweig Group (aka The Rose Group) as a talent manager. KMR’s Valerie Chiovetti took her clients to Stewart Talent. Former KMR senior agents Doug Kesten and Tracey Goldblum joined Los Angeles-based agency Brady Brannon & Rich to open an NYC office focused on commercial representation. Also, KMR talent agents Alicia Ruskin and Jamie Hernandez opened their own firm, True Artists Agency, representing on-camera commercial performers.

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