Friday, September 9, 2011


MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Lisa Lax Agency, a regional talent agency representing actors, models and recording artists in the Mid-South, announced today the opening of a New York office.

The expansion is a result of Lisa Lax's long-time development of relationships with national casting agents, producers and directors.

Valerie Curtis, who has worked with Lax for many years, will run the New York office!

On August 30th and 31st, the agency hosted an Netstudio Event at Times Square Arts Center (300 West 43rd Street) that drew more than 50 actors and models interested in representation.

Curtis said the agency signed 18 new faces as a result of the event. "Lisa Lax and I have had a working relationship for many years and to continue working with her in this way feels quite natural. She has established such a reputable agency with an amazingly talented client base in the Southeast; expanding to the New York market is a big move that, under her guidance, I feel confident will be advantageous to the agency as well as our clients. I am honored to be part of such an excellent team and am looking forward to a challenging, bountiful year."

The Lisa Lax Agency represents talent for film, television, print, performance and commercial projects. It will continue working to place actors, models and recording artists in jobs in the Mid-South even as it opens up opportunities for New York-based talent.

New York actor and comedian Dimitri Meskouris has been a client of Lax for years. She helped him book a job as a recurring comedian on the Dave Chappelle Show and he is pleased that she now offers a New York-based talent service.

"Lisa is relentless in her pursuit of opening doors for her actors," Meskouris said. "Lisa understands each actor as an individual and meets them halfway in the shaping of their career. She is invaluable and I am so fortunate to call her agent."

Lax has placed her talent in national TV and film projects including the feature films "The Grace Card," "Losers Take All," “Open Road," "Bolden” and "Grand Slammed." TV and radio productions include "Larry the Cable Guy Christmas Show," "Eastbound and Down" and "The Tavis Smiley Show." Advertising campaigns include Budweiser, Dominoes PIzza, Remington and HealthSpring.

She brings more than 20 years experience as a casting director, manager and actress. She travels with her clients to Los Angeles to sign them with west coast agents and brings industry celebrities to Memphis as guests who educate her talent.