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Academy Talks: Ways & Means | Meet the Agents

Sponsored by the City of Toronto

In this edition of Academy Talks: Ways & Means, a panel of Toronto’s top agents come together to discuss how best to work with producers, negotiate talent, and find creative representation.

Come out to meet our panelists and learn from their expertise on the client/agent relationship.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina | 192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

5:30pm Registration | 6pm – 7pm Academy Talks

Free for Academy Members, $30 for Non-Members

Space is Limited | All are Welcome


Meagan Allison-Hancock | Talent Agent, Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency
Meagan Allison-Hancock began her career at Amanda Rosenthal Talent in 2009, shortly after graduating from the University of Victoria, with a major in Art History and a minor in Film Studies. Her clients have worked on prestigious and popular film and television projects alike, including Orphan Black, Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, Anne with an E, War for the Planet of the Apes, the Jesse Owens biopic Race, and the critically acclaimed television series Fargo. 

In addition to her work as an agent, Meagan has volunteered extensively at the Toronto Public Library and sits on the board for Mother Nature Partnership, a menstrual health charity. She was raised in Stratford, ON. 

Glenn Cockburn | President, Meridian Artists 
Glenn Cockburn is the President of Meridian Artists, a full-service agency representing screenwriters, directors, authors, actors and other key creative talent. Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department. 

Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, Young People Fucking, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time.  Glenn is also the founder of The Toronto Screenwriting Conference. 

Jennifer Goldhar | President, The Characters Talent Agency 
Jennifer Goldhar is an honours graduate in Communications from Carleton University.  She is President of the Characters Talent Agency and has been with the agency for over 20 years.  Managing actors in film, television and theatre, she represents some of Canada’s top talent including Emmy Winning Tatiana Maslany, Donald Sutherland, Jason Priestley, Lauren Holly, Shawn Doyle, Chantal Kreviazuk, Mark O’brien, and Michelle Nolden to name a few.   

When she is not working, Jennifer is a huge sports fan and spends most of her spare time with her husband and three children.  


Moderated by Shauna MacDonald