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Agency Group Expands Into Speakers With Acquisition

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Agency Group will further expand its scope with the acquisition of Roth Talent Associates (RTA), a speaker's bureau founded in 2000 by Andy Roth. Effective immediately, Roth, along with his staff, will join The Agency Group in its Los Angeles office to form its new Speakers Department, dovetailing neatly with its its Literary arm, headed by Marc Gerald.

"As The Agency Group continues to develop the various services to our clients, I am absolutely delighted that Andy Roth has joined us to form our new Speakers Department. I'm sure many of our clients will benefit from this new division and over time, together with our Literary arm, we look forward to developing this division on a worldwide basis." – Neil Warnock, CEO.

Andy Roth has been an agent in the speaker's industry for 16 years. Prior to forming RTA, he was a Vice President of Greater Talent Network in New York. Roth is very proud of the diverse roster of artists, athletes, writers, musicians, business leaders and personalities he has accumulated. Many of the speakers have been immortalized in films, on television and in books, such as the real Coach Carter (portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in on screen version), Harold Jones (the Southern football coach from the film "Radio"), Alison Bechdel (award-winning comic artist and author of the acclaimed graphic novel "Fun Home"), Lance Bass (former N*SYNC star and author of Out of Sync), Sergio Arau & Yareli Arizmendi (filmmakers of "A Day Without A Mexican"), and Harvey Pekar (creator of "American Splendor").

"I'm really looking forward to broadening our speaker offerings at The Agency Group. There are some innovative and non-traditional speaking opportunities for both the musicians and writers represented currently by the Agency Group, as well as for venues and promoters." said Andy Roth, Speakers Department Director. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers