ABOUT THE CELEBRITY SOURCE?

THE CELEBRITY SOURCE is a celebrity booking agency like no other. Established in 1988 with a team of celebrity experts, it is one of the most respected celebrity booking agencies in the business. We have been helping clients build their brands and increase profits through the use of celebrities and influencers for over 30 years – matching talent with PR, marketing, advertising campaigns, and special events for both corporate and non-profit clients. The one constant, is that the right celebrity can provide influence and credibility to any strategy. 

 

We leverage our strong insider relationships and direct access to thousands of celebrities from film, television, music, sports, fashion, social media, and beyond; in addition to experts and influencers across many industries. We do not represent the talent – we represent YOU, our client, and protect your best interests. We are celebrity specialists, and our total focus is to make booking a celebrity easy – and we work tirelessly to handle all talent procurement, negotiations and logistics on your behalf.

leadership

Laurie KESSLER

CEO

Laurie Kessler is an expert in promoting both products and people. She has extensive experience in entertainment, talent relations and representation, celebrity bookings, events, media, marketing, promotions, publicity, video production and branding campaigns.  She has worked with literally thousands of celebrities and luminaries, brands, non-profits, and media conglomerates – and she is highly adept at determining client needs and priorities, and delivering strategic solutions and results.

After graduating from Syracuse University’s she went on to master multiple facets of entertainment and branding – and she has designed and executed strategic campaigns with A-List talent and internationally esteemed brands.

Laurie has been thrilled taking the helm of The Celebrity Source, where she gets to be a “celebrity matchmaker” between stars and the brands and organizations interested in them – working with talent from every industry including actors, entertainers, athletes, musicians, artists, politicians, authors, influencers, expert speakers and beyond.

RITA TATEEL

President

Rita Tateel is a celebrity expert with over three decades of experience in this unique field, having founded The Celebrity Source in 1988 and becoming its President. Over the years, Rita has developed many strong relationships within the celebrity community, making her a top celebrity influencer. 

 

Ms. Tateel has been interviewed and quoted as a celebrity expert in numerous publications and media sources including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Playboy, L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, PRWeek, among others.

 

Rita Tateel is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker who specializes in educating her audiences about the “art and science” of working with celebrities and their representatives. In addition to being a frequently requested guest lecturer at universities, she also speaks on a regular basis at professional public relations, marketing and trade association conferences and webinars

LEA GHANDOUR

Client Services and Program Director

Lea Ghandour is a marketing veteran with comprehensive experience in the experiential events sector with diverse and varied background in creating and producing unique campaigns. Lea followed her love of all things events and campaign related while combining her new found passion for celebrity and influencers and took the leap to join The Celebrity Source, where she is currently the Client Services and Program Director.