Talent Trek agency hosts workshop

On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Knoxville’s own Talent Trek Agency will host a workshop about all aspects of talent representation and management as part of this year’s Knoxville Film Festival. Katherine Olsen, a New York talent manager, and opera star and actor Gary Simpson (THE KNICK) will share their experience with attendees.

The workshop takes place at Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 at 10 am.

Olsen is the Founder of Encompass Arts LLC in New York City. Her talent management clients include leading Broadway, Film, Stage and Operatic talent. They include: John Cullum, television, film screen and theater star, Anthony Laciura of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” Marcello Giordani, leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera, Two-Time GRAMMY AWARD winner, Sylvia McNair as well as Tony Award Nominee, Willy Falk. Encompass Arts has actors this season on NASHVILLE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, THE KNICK, UNFORGETTABLE, THE GOOD WIFE, among many others.

GARY SIMPSON is a Metropolitan Opera Principle Artist and can be seen as Hobart Showalter in HBO/Cinemax’s new series “The Knick” starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh

The mission of the Knoxville Film Festival is to recognize and celebrate the art of independent cinema. It exists to provide a stimulating gathering in which the lovers and creators of independent cinema come together to see and discuss interesting works from local, regional, national, and international filmmakers.

For more information call 865.637.4561.