“How to Secure Celebrities with a Talent Production Firm for Your Events”

"How to Secure Celebrities with a Talent Production Firm for Your Events"

“How to Secure Celebrities with a Talent Production Firm for Your Events”



You want to take your events to the next level! Want to produce events that you have the opportunity to engage A-list celebrities to make an appearance or to perform? Do you know what to consider prior to submitting an offer? Do you know who to contact? We are excited to welcome, Hope Allen of Living Hope Co. to unravel all of the details and navigate the process behind talent procurement. Whether it is corporate, social, or weddings…Hope has the insight into this high-scale element of your event.  Your host for this electrifying webinar is Toryn Lankford of Exquisite Sounds Entertainment.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a rider agreement and how to interpret
  • The Booking Process
  • Decipher RA (Responsible Agent) vs. Middle Agency/Talent Buyer
  • Venue Specifics that are Essential
  • Public vs. Private Events
  • Budgeting for Celebrity Talent
  • Know the Expectations


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About Our Speaker:

Hope Allen is the CEO of Living Hope Co. (LHC) and its subsidiary Living Hope Productions, LLC (LHP); an entertainment entity designed to produce creative entertainment content in strategic areas of quality servicing including: Live Event, Broadcast and Theatrical Production as well as Talent Management. Her team of seasoned professionals carry extensive experience in creative development, and strategic planning and production for leading global brand clientele.

Allen’s creative influence has been the genesis of residual growth for many corporate brands and has played an integral role in the production development and creative influence of esteemed and award-winning TV shows including Emeril Live (Food Network) B. Smith Style (Discovery Channel), Dateline NBC (NBC), Showtime At The Apollo (NBC), Bear In The Big Blue House (Walt Disney), Urban Cuisine with Chef Marcus Samuelson (BETJ), Conversations featuring B. Michael (BETJ), The Billy Graham Crusade (NY), and several international stage productions including Red Bull Music Academy France and Joubert Japan tours as well as a ten-year Off-Broadway run of Black Angels Over Tuskegee and national arena tour Verizon How Sweet the Sound. She is the visionary and executive producer of national black male mental health tour Just Heal, Bro and Executive Producer of Museum of the Bible’s exclusive event Blessing of the Elders.

Allen has strategically negotiated talent partnerships for numerous global brand personalities and has placed high-profile brand endorsement and/or strategic corporate alliances with acclaimed public figures such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Dr. Billy Graham, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Lamman Rucker, Al Jarreau, George Duke, Dave Koz, Patti LaBelle, Dr. Maya Angelou, Chaka Khan, Soledad O’Brien, Michelle Williams and many more. Her expertise in talent curation, endorsements and brand management have made her an industry source for high profile corporations, annual events, and media outlets.

Understanding the influential power of media, Allen aims to use her gifts to transform images and narratives of entertainment. Though often sensationalized, Allen takes the responsibility of creating “responsible art” seriously. “I understand the power of media/entertainment and how it influences our value systems. Our work must reflect empowering messages that magnify truth, so realities can be changed.”

Allen holds a Bachelors degree in Television/Film Production from Wheaton College- IL with business management certifications and is a Board of Visitors member of Wheaton College, Board of Directors member of Alameda Inventions 382 as well as a member of the Alliance of Women Directors.

Date: September 20, 2023
Duration: 1 Day