Saturday, January 19, 2008

New actor/musician representation firm

DS Entertainment Press Release



Casting Director Lisa Lax of Lax Casting and Talent Agent Darlene McDowell
of DS Entertainment have united and are proud to announce the immediate
opening of a DS Entertainment office in Memphis. The office will be overseen
by long-time industry pro Lisa Lax. The partnership will primarily represent
actors and musicians in the Memphis and Nashville markets. Lax says, " the
local acting community is strong and deserves strong representation and an
agent that is passionate about them. "

Lax brings 20 plus years of experience as a casting director, manager and
actress. Her most recent credits include feature films, My Blueberry Nights,
Chasing the White Dragon, and the TV pilot Southern Comfort. She has often
been asked to travel with her clients to Los Angeles to sign them with a
west coast agent - not an easy task. She also has frequently brought
industry celebrity guest to Memphis to further her actors' education. Her
repoir with the local and regional talent has helped Lax continue to be a
cornerstone in the film community.

Originally from Tulsa, Okla., McDowell moved to Nashville in 1986. Her
background was primarily in the music business until 1988 in which she was
approached by a major production company and asked to help supply talent for
a music video. That led to booking talent for numerous Nashville production
companies, which led to commercials and film, etc. She has had talent in
films/TV series/music videos/industrials/ corporate conventions, far too many
clients to mention. She has represented actors from the upcoming country
artist Chris Young to Miley Cyrus.

Darlene values her talent and her reputation as a professional agent and
executive director for DS Entertainment for 19+ years.

McDowell comments, "I am so pleased to have Lisa Lax join me in the business
partnership of DS Entertainment. She has the experience and the values that
will enhance the business."

With new and competitive statewide production tax incentives, DS
Entertainment has now positioned itself in the two major production markets
in Tennessee. Lisa and Darlene have a wonderful blend of aggressive
salesmanship, professional integrity, and a deep care and concern for each
client they represent. Being the only union affiliated (SAG & AFTRA) agency
in Memphis will open new doors for the local talent and raise the quality of
services that Producers have become accustomed to in other major markets. No
hidden fees, no required classes - just dedicated and professional people
working together for the clients they serve.

For more information visit www.dsentertainment .com

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