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Jennifer Layton

Head of Commercial Department
Talent Agent | Commercial and Print
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Hailing from the garden state, Jennifer (Trendowski) Layton grew up in the theater world just outside NYC, where she started performing on the stage at age 12. She received her BFA in Theater from New World School of the Arts (U.Florida) in Miami and spent summers doing regional theater in NH (American Stage Festival, North Country Center for the Arts), RI (Astors Beechwood Theater), CT (Connecticut Shakespeare), and PA (Towncrier Summer Theater). She toured nationally 3 times (Cherry in The Outsiders, Calypso in The Odyssey,Beezus in Ramona Quimby) and performed off-Broadway (Ramona Quimby) before making way to California in 2000. While working in TV (credits include Days of our Lives, Seconds from Disaster), film (credits include Bottoms Up w/ Kevin Smith and Jason Mews), and commercials (such as nationals forHardees/Carl's Jr, Southwest Airlines, Hallmark, and Subaru), Jennifer started assisting as in both in feature film casting (Ali w/ Will Smith, All that Glitters w/ Mariah Carey) and as an agent (CESD, HOR), and finally heading up the commercial division of Kathleen Schultz and Associates in 2004. Jennifer's clients over the past 10 years have been in hundreds of major TV and print ads across the globe! In her spare time, she enjoys teaching acting and dance with Much Ado About Shakespeare and Aerialistic, independent casting, ballet dancing withMedia City Ballet, scuba diving with sharks, doing aerial, skiing, and spending time with hubby Jeff and new daughter Sage.

Jodi Silbor

Talent Agent | Commercial and Print
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After being a working actress in Los Angeles for over 14 years, Jodi was taken under the wings of Commercial Agent, Jennifer Layton as her assistant. In a whirlwind  2 months,  Jodi learned enough to run KSA Commercial Deptartment for 2 more months while Jennifer was away on maternity. It was a crash course that landed her in an unexpected career as Junior agent! She always had a knack for advising young actors and managing friends and family, so this really came quite naturally. She is proud to be growing alongside Jennifer and spreading her wings to now work under the amazing Nicole Dernersesian as well. As an actress in Film, TV, Commercials and Stage, Jodi understands the needs of an actor as well as the nuances of different auditions and years of auditions and casting director workshops have taught her what Casting Directors expect and desire. Jodi recently spent a few months interning  for Marisa Ross in the casting office at Fox for "How I met Your Mother". This, and being a reader for many of their pilots and films has also taught her great perspective from the side of casting to pass on to her clients.

Dori Crivello

Talent Agent | Commercial and Print
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Dori Rosenthal has been a professional actress and singer for 25 years. Working in every genre of the performing arts from television, film, theatre and recording, Dori has a vast knowledge of what it takes to get work. She is very excited to be working on the other side of the table, helping actors get work!

Kaitlyn Guilbeaux 

Talent Agent | Commercial and Print
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Kaitlyn Guilbeaux grew up in the competitive dance scene in the San Francisco bay area. After spending 13 years of her young life studying the arts of ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop, she relocated to the Los Angeles area to pursue an education in communications at California Lutheran University. During her time at Cal Lutheran, she continued to enjoy the performing arts. She became a member of multiple choral groups and even organized a hip hop dancing troupe. During these activities she was introduced to local voice coach and choir director, Nicole Dernersesian. As a senior, Kaitlyn began an internship with Nicole at Firestarter Entertainment, and after graduating with a BA in Film and Television Production, she is now pleased to become a junior agent! Kaitlyn is looking forward to combining her business-savvy education with her love of the performing arts in an exciting career with FireStarter.