|Launched in September of 1983, People Store has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry – opening the boundaries between Atlanta, New York and LA. Based in the heart of Atlanta, People Store represents a large and proudly diverse roster of the most seasoned talent for film & television, commercial, industrial, print & voiceover opportunities.||Together our team advocates for the investment and development of storytellers from all backgrounds to elevate Atlanta’s contribution to the evolving film industry. As a company, People Store seeks to maintain its legacy of excellence by operating at maximum efficiency and effectiveness while prioritizing relationships with our clients.|
Meet Our Team
Rebecca Shrager recognized her uncanny ability to match the right face to the right project while working as a stylist and production coordinator in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Realizing the need in the Atlanta market for a more diverse range of talent, Rebecca utilized her background from the Atlanta College of Art, and went out into the community to photograph interesting faces. She then contacted local theater companies, and discovered an untapped source of talent not yet integrated into the world of film and advertising. Through her leadership and guidance over the past 34 years People Store has grown into one of the most successful and well respected talent agencies in the country. Over the years, People Store has provided lead and supporting actors for hundreds of major film and television projects regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Rick Estimond is the President at People Store. He joined the People Store team in 2009, after graduating from Georgia State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Public Relations. In 2011, under the tutelage of his mentor and predecessor Jen Kelly, Rick successfully took over the Commercial and Industrial departments. Rick has a great appreciation for the arts. As a child he was fortunate enough to study acting, music, writing, dance, and more at the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rick's finds great joy in helping actors achieve their dreams, and is very proud to represent the best talent in the Southeast.
Brian graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from Pepperdine University, and is a 25 year vet of the Entertainment Industry. He's a producer, director, a mentor, and a content creator, with many years under his belt directing talent and casting talent, and six years in the Film and Television Department at People Store. Returning to People Store in Talent & Development Brian is "...excited to be coming back to this incredibly talented and driven group of individuals to help develop and groom our talent and create relationships to provide even more opportunities for the roster."
Liz Allen joined People Store in 2019 as a receptionist, a year after she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oglethorpe University with a major in Studio Art: Film & Photography and a Writing minor. She enjoys problem-solving and helping with logistical planning as the Vice President of Operations. In her free time she enjoys dairy-free baking, hiking with her husband and son, writing novels & screenplays and planning trips around the world.
Briana earned a bachelor’s degree in film and video and a minor in journalism. She was an independent filmmaker and videographer while interning at the Atlanta Film Society. After graduation, Briana began working at SAG-AFTRA emboldening and educating SAG-AFTRA members and future members of the organization. “As a Talent Coordinator, I hope to bring my love for helping people to achieve their goals and continue to do work that inspires them.”
Thom Milam is excited to join the People Store team as an agent for Film and Television. A Mississippi native and graduate of Ole Miss he is happy to be back in the south after twelve years in New York. He interned at Telsey and Co., was an assistant in the On Camera Commercial Division of CESD, and worked as a Casting Coordinator for The Onion News Network before becoming an Agent at Henderson Hogan Talent Agency for eight years.
After falling in love with the world of film and television, Jennifer Hummel attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in Performing Arts. At SCAD, she realized her dream was to benefit the entertainment industry behind the scenes by helping actors achieve their goals. She works hard for her clients at People Store as a film & television agent.
Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in musical theatre and communicative disorders. She then earned an MFA in acting while having a secondary focus in entertainment business. She has taught at universities across the U.S., and worked in NYC with Nicolosi & Co., Don Buchwald & Associates, and Stephanie Holbrook Casting. “Through my role at People Store, I hope to bring major support, compassion, and reliability to my colleagues and clients.”
I graduated from the Entertainment and Media Studies program at the University of Georgia with the dream of working in the entertainment industry. I knew this was the industry I was born to play a part in, so after graduation, I started searching for the best opportunities to contribute to storytelling that matters. I found my fit here at People Store. Now, as a Film/Television Assistant, I get to work each and every day to connect actors with the roles that best fit their individual dreams and career goals. Getting to watch our talent see their dreams become a reality is my passion, and there's no better feeling than getting to contribute to that on a daily basis.
[4/29/2022 3:42 PM] Chelsea Cochran Chelsea is a graduate of Georgia Gwinnett College with a Bachelors in English and a minor in Film. She started with People Store as a Commercial agent intern then joined the Film and TV team, where she currently serves as an assistant. She is eager to support the Film/TV department and work alongside the best team in the business!
Brenda Pauley began her career over 25 years ago in Los Angeles as a talent agent for Inner Vision Talent Agency. After forming the commercial and film department, she relocated to Atlanta and opened the theatrical department for Serendipity Models and Talent. In 1997, she opened the adult division of the Talent Group and Hot Shot Kids/Teens. Brenda’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the business made the Talent Group/Hot Shot Kids and Teens one of the top theatrical agencies in the Southeast. Her continued presence in Los Angeles has afforded her actors the opportunity to venture into the west coast arena and work successfully in television and film. She continues to share her expertise with the Film & Television team at People Store.
Lina Ramirez-Mills is the Head of Commercial at People Store. She joined People Store in 2018 as an intern, then shortly joined the team as a Film & TV Assistant, the Office Manager, Commercial Agent and now Head of the Commercial Department. She is excited to continue developing her love for the entertainment industry by being an advocate for actors at Atlanta’s premier talent agency. Lina has always been passionate about the entertainment industry and decided to leave a career in Property Management in order to finish her degree in Film & Media Production at Georgia State University. Her interest includes music, dancing and spending time with her loved ones.
Laura recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Marketing and Public Relations and a minor in Theatre. During her years at UGA, she followed her passion for the arts from Athens all the way to London, studying performance and working for UGA Theatre, international talent agency Michelle Braidman Associates Ltd., and local production companies to gain skills in publicity, marketing, and video production through the lens of the entertainment industry. She couldn’t be more thrilled to join the People Store team as a Commercial Agent and work to foster the development of Atlanta's own growing and flourishing commercial and film industry.
Ashauntae Porras joins People Store as a new Commercial and Voiceover Agent. Before joining our team, she worked as a producer at CNN and project manager/producer at Indigo Studios here in Atlanta. She enjoys being a mom to two teenaged sons and runs a small video production company.
Ellie just graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Media Entrepreneurship and a specific interest in Film. Her experience ranges from several distinctive fields where film and social media marketing intersect. She enjoys creating content for her Youtube channel and has a passion for the entertainment industry overall. Her interests include music, art, dancing, videography and all things social!
Jack Spencer joined People Store in 2017 while he was pursuing an accounting degree at Georgia State University. Even before graduation, he was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside Kay Butler in the accounting department. His superb attention to detail has helped the accounting department keep track of bookings and ensure that all operations run smoothly.
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