CESD is the dominant force in commercial talent representation for celebrities, actors, models and voice-over artists. Based in the media capitals of the world, New York City and Los Angeles, the company’s unique dimensions include offering performers complete representation for on-camera and voice-over commercials, print/fashion/runway, beauty, dance, animation and gaming, MoCap, hosting, puppeteers, promos/trailers/narration, and television and radio affiliate marketing. And for 32 years its Young Talent On-Camera Commercial/Print and Voice-Over Departments have represented child and teen performers for commercials, animation, and print businesses.
Headshot and Resume by mail or drop off. Dance dept. accepts choreography DVDs by mail only. Accepts voiceover demos by email to . Do not attach demo as a file, include link only. Interviews by appointment only. No calls.
Affiliations: ATA, EQUITY, NATR, SAG-AFTRA
CESD started in Hollywood as Cunningham & Associates, founded almost 50 years ago by the dynamic legend Bill Cunningham. In 1971, T.J. Escott joined the firm and brought it to nationwide prominence with style and integrity. Cunningham opened the company’s New York City office in 1971. Ken Slevin brought his vibrant and energetic style to the New York office in 1982 and has led it to great success ever since. Paul Doherty came to the firm in 1989 to run the agency’s powerful voice department creating a new template for customer service and the marketing of talent. On January 1, 2005 longtime CED executives Ken Slevin and Paul Doherty became partners and Cunningham-Escott-Slevin-Doherty Talent Agency was created. Formerly known as Cunningham-Escott-Dipene, the company continues as one of the nation’s most prestigious commercial, voice-over, print, theatrical/TV-film and young performer talent agencies. Cunningham and Escott are now retired. Slevin and Doherty lead the agency with Ken as its President and Paul as its Secretary-Treasurer. CESD has thirty-five agents in its two offices. It continues its innovative industry dominance through the multitude of changes brought on by the digital world. Its new leadership has promised the same thoughtful guidance for its clients and first-rate service for its customers that have come to be industry standards.
Ken Slevin is based in New York and Paul Doherty is based in Los Angeles.