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TFA promotes Kemp, Baskin within senior leadership

Toronto-based the Feldman Agency makes executive appointments, as the company reshuffles following its acquisition from founder Sam Feldman

By Anna Grace on 07 May 2019

The Feldman Agency, Tom Kemp, promotions

Joel Baskin, Tom Kemp and Adam Shnitzer

image © The Feldman Agency

Canadian entertainment talent agency the Feldman Agency (TFA) has announced a string of executive promotions and appointments, following the agency’s acquisition in February.

Tom Kemp has been promoted to senior vice president, joining Vinny Cinquemani as two of TFA’s longest standing agents. Kemp acquired the agency, along with president Jeff Craib, from founder Sam Feldman earlier this year.

Joel Baskin takes on the role of vice president, continuing with his responsibilities in artist representation and talent buying.

“I am honoured to work with an amazing team as well as an esteemed stable of artists, managers and partners at TFA,” says Baskin. “I look forward to working with the team to implement new strategies and ways to grow and maximise our clients live touring business for continued success.”

The appointments follow the recent promotion of Olivia Ootes to vice president of operations, after more than 20 years experience at the agency.

“These are all exciting and well-deserved personnel changes, further strengthening what I believe is already a strong and cohesive team”

Elsewhere, the company has promoted employees M’Kaylah Fridal and Izzy Martin within its general administration team and added Adam Shnitzer to its agent roster. The agency has also made new appointments in its financial and entertainment partnerships team, with Chris Lombos joining as controller and Morgan Claringbold as sales coordinator.

“These are all exciting and well-deserved personnel changes, further strengthening what I believe is already a strong and cohesive team,” comments TFA president Jeff Craib.

Co-founded in 1971 by Feldman and business partner Bruce Allen, TFA’s roster includes Diana Krall, Carly Rae Jepsen and Bryan Adams. Following Craib and Kemp’s acquisition, Feldman retains control of Macklam Feldman Management, which represents James Taylor and Elvis Costello.

Feldman also remains involved with management firm Watchdog, booking agency Bruce Allen Talent, and INF Influencer Agency and its parent company A&F Music.

The agency has offices in Vancouver and in Toronto, where TFA co-owners Kemp and Craib operate.


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