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AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: Utsick Purchases Part Of Modeling Management Giant & AMA Names John Talbott As VP

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jack Utsick’s Worldwide Entertainment, along with a billionaire real estate developer in Miami, has acquired half of Michele Pommier Management. Michele Pommier manages and books over 400 top model from all over the world in it’s Miami and New York City offices.

Owner Michele Pommier was a supermodel herself and was the original Virginia Slims model. There are plans for expansion into Las Vegas and other areas. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

AMA Names John Talbott As VP

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Arts Management Associates (AMA), a Philadelphia-based artist management/booking agency, has announced the appointment of John W. Talbott as Vice-President for the organization.

Mr. Talbott comes to AMA with a wealth of experience in the performing arts business. Mr. Talbott is departing Southern Arts Federation, where he has served as Executive Director since 2000.

“We are absolutely thrilled, yet flattered at the same time, that John Talbott, whom I have considered a close friend and wonderful colleague for so many years, is joining our fast-growing company. It’s not often that someone of John’s experience, talent and integrity is available,” said Eric Amada, President of AMA.

Talbott has forty years of not-for-profit organizational management and fund raising experience which includes over fifteen years in the performing arts. Prior to joining the Southern Arts Federation, John was the Director of the Ferst Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia Tech, Atlanta; Executive Director at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL.; and Vice President of Development at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL.

During his tenure, Talbott created the Performing Arts Exchange – the eastern United States regional performing arts booking conference and also established the National Arts Leadership Institute, which provides professional development courses, retreats, workshops, etc. for artists, managers, and presenters. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers