Claire Best & Associates is an international talent agency representing some of the most respected names in the entertainment industry for film, television, and commercials.
The agency was started in 2010 to service the growing need to form a nimble and more strategic approach to representation in worldwide production, including financing and packaging. Recognizing the thirst to freshen up previous trends across the various media formats, our goal is to work with clients and filmmakers to expand their respective creative horizons. As well as representing individual talent, we also represent production companies and have a successful track record in packaging and setting up films and television productions with financing and talent, both domestically and overseas. Since its inception, our clients have garnered numerous accolades including multiple Oscar®, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA, César, LOLAS and Guild nominations and wins.
Claire Best has 14 years of experience in the agency business as an owner, C.E.O. and C.O.O. Prior to becoming an agent in 2002, Claire was a production executive at New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features where she oversaw the production of many well-known domestic and international feature films from 1996-2001. Claire has also produced and executive produced a number of award winning and critically acclaimed features, shorts, and documentaries. She is a voting member of B.A.F.T.A. and the Television Academy.
Agents and Associates Lori Di Costanzo and Meg Olsen have each spent several years in the talent agency business. Additionally, Lori brings skills from a background in theatre, project development and photography while Meg brings with her a variety of experience from the music, branding and advertising industries.
The Agency is located in the center of Hollywood and shares its offices and an informal collaborative association with the film, television and commercials production company Picrow.