TCA is proud to offer clients expert global representation in most areas connected with the entertainment industry including: film and television production, fine art, finance, film sales and distribution, product development, social media, packaging, and corporate clients. The core of our business remains providing excellent representation and career development for actors, writers, directors, and producers.
We have a commitment to recruiting and developing the best possible talent with the broadest range of perspectives. Diversity of thought, inclusion and excellence is in TCA’s DNA.
Our team members are lead by Tracy Christian, Brittney McDade, Erich Smith, and Tom Doloresco
Tracy Christian is a veteran talent agent with more than twenty years in the industry working in both the literary as well as talent space. Past clients include Oscar winners Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, Mo’Nique, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elizabeth Moss. Within the lit space she’s personally responsible for more than 1,000 hours of on air primetime programing .
In 2011, she opened TCA, a Los Angeles based boutique talent agency representing trained character actors, writers, and producers.
Early on I remember discovering an agency called IFA. Just five agents representing a list of top tier talent. Until then I didn’t know that it could be done. I thought that as I grew my client’s careers that I’d have to move with them to larger agencies. Eventually I had to free myself from the banality of department meetings and bring the focus back to the client. That’s why I created TCA. We’re doing something special at TCA; we’re repping talent that we’re insanely passionate about and keeping the list intentionally small so we can give the same attention as a manager with the aggressiveness, access, and deal making skills usually found at larger agencies.
Today, Christian doesn’t just find opportunities for actors in film and television or sell successful programming. Through their production imprint, Black Leather Jacket, TCA is also a content creator. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy is the first film from the imprint and stars Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart. The film was chosen to close the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and is being released by Universal Pictures in 2019.
Additionally, Tracy Christian lives in Los Angeles and is a supporter of the American Cinematheque and is a board member of the Hollywood Central Park.
Brittney McDade got her start in the industry over ten years ago at Schiff Co. with David Schiff, formerly a partner at United Talent Agency.
McDade joined TCA in 2012. Her work at the agency includes servicing our global client list working on award winning programming (Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Man in the High Castle, Narcos, Stranger Things….).
What I find most fulfilling about working at TCA is I can be a full service agent for my clients. I am able to work with an artist in whatever capacity they need; whether that is a pilot deal, selling a feature script, securing financing or putting a first look deal together with a studio. At TCA, we sign creatives because we believe in who they are and build a plan around the client. There is no one else doing what we do, the way we do it and that is exciting. I’m proud that we’re able to execute at every level.
Erich C. Smith has been a talent agent for over a decade. Smith ran the talent department at a boutique agency where he became known for identifying amazing comedic talent as well as diverse character actors. Since being at TCA, Erich has continued the work he was known for while expanding his portfolio to include staffed writers, produced playwrights, and indie film directors.
Erich C. Smith was born and raised in Detroit MI, currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children, and is an avid contributor to Breast Cancer Research.
A graduate of Purdue University’s literature program, Tom Doloresco has worked in the entertainment industry since 2011 and has been an agent since 2015. His previous experience includes work at Paradigm and CAA in both talent and literary divisions. He is passionate about identifying unique storytellers whether they come from a writing, directing, or acting background.