JENNIFER AURIANNE DARE, CEO / PRESIDENT
Born in Visalia, California, Jennifer has been an active member of the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. She arrived in LA at the age of 19 and became the lead singer of a successful folk-rock band, lauded as the “Fleetwood Mac of the 90’s”. the Extinct, a band that shared the stage with Stone Temple Pilots (rehearsal space too), No Doubt, Incubus, Dramarama, Fishbone, Maroon 5 (Kara’s Flowers), Alien Ant Farm as well as many other successful acts of the 90’s. Jennifer was integral in securing a deal for her band with Sony Publishing.
Jennifer was also sole producer and curator of The ATN Showcase, which ran during SXSW for nine years. It was the largest and longest-running independent showcase in SXSW history, so far.
In early 2008, Jennifer turned her focus to actor management and by late 2008 had a roster of 11 clients. In 2009, Jennifer joined forces with Bohemia Group, one of the top talent management companies in the industry. Over the next 6+ years, Jennifer amassed a roster of nearly 80 clients and held the title of Executive Vice-President for Bohemia Group. In late 2015, she launched her own management company, ATN Entertainment, with the goal to create and contribute to the success, livelihood and happiness of her clients, while servicing them with the highest level of integrity.
Jennifer’s experience, expertise and work ethic make her one of the most respected and sought after talent managers in the business.
The All Together Now Showcase at SXSW
Jennifer’s “other life” – veteran of the indie music scene, Jennifer Aurianne DaRe was producer, host and curator of the All Together Now Showcase at the world-renowned South-by-Southwest music conference. The ATN Showcase would receive upwards of 750 submissions annually from cutting-edge acts from all over the world.
Jennifer was responsible for booking each act, coordinating their itineraries and schedules, and working closely with labels, agents, managers, and publicists to ensure each band received the best possible exposure and positioning.
“The All Together Now Showcase at SXSW is one of the most diverse musically, with a reputation for curating both unknown bands and those on their way to being the next big thing.” — Dennis “The Menace” Scheyer, KUSF
“Jennifer DaRe’s SXSW showcase was a wonderful and smooth-running experience. The sound, venue and professionalism of Ms. DaRe and her staff was amazing.” — Warren Huart, VP Swing House
“Nobody has a better ear for knowing the difference between good and great musical acts than Jennifer DaRe.” — Will Hartman, Broadcast advertising copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather
Jennifer amassed a number of long-term relationships and connections with labels including Universal Republic, Universal Motown, A&M/Octone, ATO Records, Warner Bros, Sony, Redbull Records, and many more. She has close ties with prominent booking agencies including CAA, ICM, APA, WME, as well as numerous boutiques. Jennifer’s experience, expertise and work ethic made her one of the most respected and sought after music curators and showcase producers in the business.
Emilee Gorski, Office Manager
After graduating from AMDA with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater, Emilee discovered not only did she love performing, but she loved being an integral part of a business dedicated to creating a quality product. Her experiences at Nomi K., as their first marketer, office manager and sales lead, gave her the insight that perhaps she had the talent and drive to organize and run a business. After much contemplation, Emilee decided that she should pursue a career that would encompass her passion of performing with her drive for creating a business that would impact others in a positive way. This led her to contact BBR, with whom she set up an internship. While at BBR she learned all about representing talent and fell in love with the job. She is so happy to be part of ATN and is looking forward to the future of our company!
Rudy Primeau – Manager
Rudy’s interest in the film industry began at a very young age, and he took every video production class available in middle and high school. He participated in every film competition he could while in college. He tacked on a law degree with a focus in Entertainment and Sports after college and started working in the legal field for a few years in Virginia. After two years of drudgery, he packed his bags for Los Angeles. He started with Tangerine Talent in 2015 and within a year had helped build a previously non-existent Theatrical Division, before jumping sides to management with Stefan Jacobs at Catapult Management in early 2016. He joined ATN in September of 2016 and is excited to pursue new opportunities with this amazing team.
Stephen Belden – Manager
Born in Canton, Ohio, Stephen Belden studied Film and Screenwriting at Ohio State University. After moving to Los Angeles Stephen started his career in entertainment at Sovereign Talent Group where he quickly worked up the ranks to become an agent in the Commercial and Theatrical Development department. With a desire to utilize his creative eye and work on a more personal level with actors, Stephen is incredibly excited to facilitate the success and happiness of his clients as a manager at ATN Entertainment. His other loves in life include playing guitar and drums, healthy amounts of television and film consumption, and a good IPA.
Brett Bassi – Manager
Bret Bassi is a highly skilled and successful entertainment business executive and artist manager. His successes have included #1 songs at radio, tours with bands such as twenty one pilots, Dashboard Confessional, Walk The Moon, and many others, as well as songs placed in movies such as Lego Batman, Lego Ninjago, commercials for Nutella, PooPourri, among others. Mr. Bassi’s clients have amassed one Grammy on eight nominations, one Juno award, many number one hit songs, albums sold in the millions, and many RIAA gold and platinum records. His clients have worked with the likes of Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke, Brit Nicole, Nick Jonas, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, and many more household names. Most recently Mr. Bassi has delved into the acting management world with his sites set on developing triple threat artists that can have a broad reach across entertainment, media, and pop culture.
Chad Crisco – Manager
Throughout college and over the past year, Chad has developed a background in sales. Most recently, working for the cloud-based, talent management solution software provider, ‘Cornerstone On Demand’. Crisco reached the point where he needed to make a decision on whether to stay and grow within the company and in technology sales, or follow his dreams of pursuing a career in Entertainment. Chad ultimately decided to chase his dreams and now finds himself working alongside the awesome people of ATN Entertainment