Craig Fincannon And Jack Gilardi To Be Presented With Lifetime Achievement Awards At 2016 Heller Awards


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Casting exec Craig Fincannon and veteran talent agent Jack Gilardi have been named as the recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards for Agent Representation at this year's Heller Awards.

The awards will be presented during a gala at the iconic Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on November 10th with actor Shirley MacLaine presenting the award for Excellence as a Talent Agent and Michael Rooker presenting the award for Excellence as a Casting Director.

Financannon, founder of Fincannon & Associates, has been in the casting business for decades, working as as Location Casting Director on over 125 feature, more than 150 made for television movies and numerous television shows, commercials and pilots.

Gilardi got his start as an agent in 1954 at General Artists Corporation, which would later become Creative Management Associates, which would then merge with International Famous Agency in 1975 to form ICM Partners. His client roster includes Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret, Joe Mantegna, Jaclyn Smith, Frankie Avalon and Kristian Alfonso.

Founded in 1954 as the Conference of Personal Managers, the TMA is a non-profit that promotes standards and ethical practices in the talent industry. Since 2001, the organization has staged the Heller Awards, which were named in honor of personal management pioneer Seymour Heller, who founded the organization.

The full list of nominees for this year's Heller Awards.


ADULT THEATRICAL AGENT

Lorrie Bartlett, Lorrie Barlett
Jay Schachter, Abrams Artists Agency
Mike Baldridge, Momentum Talent and Literary Agency
Robert Haas, Innovative Artists
Mike Eisenstadt, Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Agency (AEFH)
Brett Norensberg, Brett Norensberg


YOUTH THEATRICAL AGENT

Meredith Fine, Coast to Coast Talent Agency
Emily Urbani, Osbrink Talent Agency
Domina Holbeck, Abrams Artists Agency
Julie Fulop, AKA Talent Agency
Barbara Coleman, Innovative Artists
Milton Pere, Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Agency (AEFH)


ADULT COMMERCIAL AGENT

Stephen DeCayette, Prestige Talent Agency
Hugh Leon, Coast to Coast Talent Agency
Nancy Luciano, Luciano Reeves Talent
David Ziff, Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty (CESD)
Samantha J. Daniels, Mavrick Artists Agency


YOUTH COMMERCIAL AGENT

Carol Lynn Sher, Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty (CESD)
Jeremy Apody, Abrams Artists Agency
Candace Stewart, Prestige Talent Agency
Sydel Lisi, Coast to Coast Talent Agency
Dawn Osbrink, Osbrink Talent Agency
Bonnie Shumofsky, Abrams Artists Agency
Philip Marcus, Clear Talent Group


VOICE OVER AGENT

Melissa Berger-Brennan, Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty (CESD)
Portia Scott, Coast to Coast Talent Agency
Maureen Rose, Osbrink Talent Agency
Brittany Balbo, UTA
Izzy Arias, UTA
Wes Stevens, Vox


REGIONAL AGENT

Joy Pervis, J Pervis Talent Agency
Gail Houghton, Houghton Talent
Ashley Pomes Wilkinson, Clear Talent Group South
Angie Moncrief, Action Talent


FEATURE CASTING DIRECTOR

Kim Coleman, Kim Coleman Casting
Francine Maisler, Francine Maisler & Associates
Aisha Coley, Aisha Coley Casting
April Webster, April Webster & Associates
Mary Vernieu, Betty Mae Casting
Kimberly Hardin, Kim Hardin Casting


TV CASTING DIRECTOR

Krisha Bullock/Jamie Snow, Bullock & Snow Casting
Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, Suzanne Goddard-Smythe Casting
Allison Jones, Allison Jones Casting
Eyde Belasco, Eyde Belasco Casting
Jennifer Cooper, Jennifer Cooper Casting
Leah Daniels-Butler, Leah Daniels-Butler Casting


COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR

Dan Bell, Dan Bell Casting
Ross Lacy, Ross Lacy Casting
Michael Sanford, Sanford Casting
Francene Selkirk, Shooting from the Hip Casting
Anissa Williams, Anissa Williams Casting
Liz Lewis, Liz Lewis Casting Partners


VOICE OVER CASTING DIRECTOR

Ivy Isenberg, Isenberg Casting
Jamie Sparer Roberts, Walt Disney Studios
Linda Lamontagne, Linda Lamontagne Casting
Julie Ashton, Julie Ashton Casting
Kevin Reher
Natalie Lyon


REGIONAL CASTING DIRECTOR

Annette Stillwell, Stillwell Casting
Jen Kelley, Big Picture Casting
Rhavynn Drummer, Tyler Perry Studios Casting
Elizabeth Coulon, Coulon Casting
Meagan Lewis, RPM Casting


ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR

Gina Gallego
Jason B. Stamey
Ally Bader
Jeremy Gordon
Julie Gale
Monica Kelly