The Talent


Jen Kasle
Jen Kasle, C.E.O. and Founder

As C.E.O. of The Talent, Jen oversees all accounts at the company and advises her carefully trained staff of 12 full time employees, along with various free-lancers and interns. Jen launched The Talent as JB Talent in the Spring of 2005 and has stayed true to the company goal of booking superior and on-brand talent for television talk shows, award shows, magazine covers, celebrity castings, events and online. Jen helped cast the original hosts and every host thereafter of CBS’s The Talk and the company continues to book all aspects of guest talent for The Talk for 13 seasons now, winning two Daytime Emmy’s along the way. She secured covers for Health magazine for 7 years, film talent for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for over 5 years, and film talent for Watch What Happens Live on Bravo with Andy Cohen for over five years. The Talent has become the go-to agency for celebrity game shows, responsible for booking all of the celebrities for Hollywood Game Night, Match Game, Pyramid, To Tell the Truth and The Gong Show to name but a few. In the award show category, The Talent booked presenters for many years for the AMAs, Billboard Music Awards, ACMs, CMAs and the NBA Awards. Other beloved clients include Running Wild with Bear Grylls, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and primetime specials like Carol Burnett 90 Years of Laughter and Love. Perhaps her proudest efforts, however, have been in the non-profit sector where she’s booked for Red Nose Day for years raising over 30M annually for children’s charities, as well as booking and producing the 2017 Hand in Hand Benefit (pulled together in less than 10 days) to raise millions for hurricane victims. Booking highlights have included Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Oprah, Cher, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Robin Williams, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Russell Crowe, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey, Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal and Samuel L Jackson.

Sarah Goldsmith
Sarah Goldsmith, Co-President

Sarah joined The Talent in 2009 from the syndicated daytime show Rachael Ray. Sarah’s game show coverage at The Talent includes clients such as To Tell The Truth with Anthony Anderson and Guy’s Ultimate Game Night for The Food Network among many other Primetime specials for all the major networks. Sarah’s other highlights include the daily bookings for The Talk on CBS, The Great American Baking Show Celebrity Edition for Roku and Squished for Amazon Freevee. Sarah has received 3 Daytime Emmy’s for her work on Rachael Ray and The Talk. Sarah specializes in host casting for all platforms and networks and continues to further this niche casting need at The Talent. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sarah grew up in Encino, California and started her career at Entertainment Tonight.

Julie Rashid
Julie Rashid, Co-President

Julie has brought in and run some of the The Talent’s major accounts across various networks and platforms. She has spearheaded the teams that booked American Idol, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan, Daily Blast Live, Larry King Now, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, five seasons of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Bravo, and Dennis Miller + One. Her expertise on award shows, which came from being a producer at Entertainment Tonight for 9 years, has crossed over to presenter bookings for The American Music Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, and The NBA Awards. She’s also secured top talent for Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday Special, USO music tours, Josh Gates Tonight, The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, Miss America, The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo and Carol Burnett’s 50th Anniversary Special. Julie joined The Talent in 2011 after concluding 5 years as a producer for the Emmy-winning Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago.

Marisa Tener Shold
Marisa Tener Shold, Director of Talent

Marisa joined The Talent in 2013 in Los Angeles, before relocating back to the East Coast to continue booking for the company there. Her first show was the inaugural season of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, and since then she has produced celebrity talent for many game shows including Match Game, To Tell The Truth, Pyramid, Celebrity Name Game, Guy’s Ultimate Game Night and The Gong Show. She has worked on numerous primetime programs including Running Wild with Bear Grylls, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo, The Great American Baking Show, Josh Gates Tonight, American Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day: Celeb Edition, The F Word with Gordon Ramsay, iHeart Radio Music Awards, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, and NBC’s Tribute to Jim Burrows. Marisa has lead the team on numerous accounts such as Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered and NFL Slimetime, Celebrity Food Fight, Dinner at Tiffani’s, Worst Cooks: Celeb Edition, Fashion Police, and Bill Nye Saves the World. Prior to working at The Talent Marisa worked in the fashion industry for over a decade. She spent several years working as a Photo Producer for Eddie Bauer in Seattle, as an agent for Ford Models in both New York and Los Angeles, an Account Manager at Starworks/SW2 in New York, and as a Bookings Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Kera Schulze
Kera Schulze, Talent Executive

Kera joined The Talent in 2015 with an interest in live events and since, has booked talent for some of the biggest entertainment events including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Billboard Music Awards and most recently, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and San Diego Comic-Con with IMDb. Kera spearheads the internal booking team for IMDb, the #1 movie database in the world, securing celebrity interviews for the website and several of IMDb's on-the-ground activations. She also runs points on bookings for the most watched daily show on the internet, Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link, and Mythical’s new food-based interview show called Last Meals. Kera also has a hand in several of the company’s music-based shows including American Idol, Helpsters on AppleTV+ and the company’s first scripted series, The Muppets Mayhem for Disney+. Her additional credits include NFL Slimetime for Nickelodeon, season 1 of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Red Nose Day, and top-rated ABC gameshows including To Tell the Truth and $100,000 Pyramid. Kera came to The Talent after two seasons at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York.

Nicole Schloss
Nicole Schloss, Talent Executive

Nicole joined The Talent in 2018 with a passion for music and live events. She has a strong hand in music bookings at The Talent and over the years has booked for some of the biggest live events on television. Her credits include American Idol, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, NBA Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Larry King Now, The Talk, USO and more. Nicole is one of the lead bookers on the booking team for IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world, helping secure talent for their website, social platforms and on-the-ground events at SXSW, San Diego Comic-Con and Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Nicole joined the booking team for the most watched daily show on the internet, Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link and Mythical’s food-based interview show Last Meals. Nicole loves being able to work on a variety of projects for an array of networks and production companies. Nicole came to The Talent from dick clark productions (dcp), the world’s largest producer of televised live entertainment programming.

Bri Reed
Bri Reed, Talent Assistant

Bri joined The Talent as a Talent Assistant in March 2024. Bri graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Design and Production with a concentration in Stage Management in May 2021. After graduation she had a Television Academy Foundation internship with Bunim-Murray Productions. Continuing to focus on Unscripted Development, Bri moved to LA in order to be the Manager of Development at Brian Graden Media for her first year post-grad. She is looking forward to beginning her journey in Talent Booking and working on a team with so many accomplished women in the industry!

Caroline Gillespie
Caroline Gillespie, Talent Assistant

Caroline joined The Talent as a Talent Assistant in January 2023. Caroline graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and Theatre Arts in May 2021. She then took a gap year to travel and work in Italy before returning to LA to lay down some roots. She is so grateful to have found such an amazing company to help build her professional foundation and she is beyond excited to get her start in the industry and learn from this exceptional team.