Profile Team

The Profile team is a dedicated team of media industry professionals with a diversity of skills aimed at servicing our unique clients- from entertainment, contracts, television-film production, publishing, negotiations, syndication and casting.

Profile lives eats and breathes our commitment to our talent, 24/7.

Profile takes pride in our reputation as a premium team of professionals delivering premium management advice and results for our unique roster of premium talent.

Profile delivers a comprehensive and tailored individual hands-on service for each of the talent we manage.

Mark Klemens
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Managing Director

Mark Klemens is the Managing Director of Profile Talent Management. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts degree and has been a practicing barrister in Melbourne for over 25 years. Mark has substantial experience in the area of entertainment law and has acted for high profile performers and sports people.

Mark has been involved in the management of high profile Australian artists and performers for many years and is a highly skilled and experienced negotiator having extensive experience in publishing, television and radio. Mark has developed a strong network of relationships across all major Australian media outlets.

Shaun Levin
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Shaun has had broad experience in finance, entertainment & media, and as a well respected public company director.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Shaun spent 15 years working in the Audit and Tax departments of Arthur Andersen (now Ernst & Young). In 1995 Shaun joined Artist Services - a leading film and television production company founded by Steve Vizard and Andrew Knight which was 50% owned by Fairfax Holdings. In 1998 Artist Services was acquired by Granada Media Group and Shaun was promoted to Managing Director & CEO of Artist Services as well as Managing Director of the holding company Granada Media Australia.

In January 2003 Shaun established The Communicate Trust to invest in `communication businesses,' including Profile Talent Management.

Shaun has extensive experience in the film and TV production sector. He has Executive Produced over 200 hrs of entertainment programs broadcast on free to air TV in Australia in the past 5 years.

Shaun is currently also a Director of various companies involved in publishing, brand design and film and TV production.

Steve Vizard
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Steve has over two decades experience as a producer, writer and performer in mentoring writers, performers and creators in all aspects of film, radio and television production.

As the co-founder of one of Australia's most successful production companies, Artist Services, Steve has acted as Executive Producer for over 2000 hours of television including numerous hit shows, such as Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Sea Change, Jimeoin, Big Girls Blouse, Eric Bana Show, Shaun Micalleff Show, Merrick and Rosso and a number of feature films and mini-series as well as establishing and running Foxtel's Comedy Channel.

As a television performer, Steve has won several Logies (including a Gold Logie) and as a writer and producer has received several AWG and AFI awards.

Steve has substantial industry experience through his various media industry roles including President of the Screen Producers Association of Australia, a Director of Film Limited Australia, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the National Screenwriters Conference of Australia and a founding member of the Victorian Multimedia Taskforce and the Australian Commercial Television Production Fund and Chairman of Granada Australia.

Melissa Harvey
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Talent Manager

Having worked in the demanding world of television for 20 years in various roles from trainee to producer Melissa has wide and varied experience in all forms of television. She’s contributed to everything from major live shows such as Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush to the exacting standards of quiz shows like The Einstein Factor and as Talent Producer on the fun-filled Talkin’ About Your Generation. In recent years Melissa has focused on working with major television personalities and she has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry.

Melissa’s experience in knowing what the media need and want and her passion to nurture and expand careers has lead to her move into Talent Management.

Melissa Le Gear
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Talent Manager

Over the past 20 years Melissa Le Gear has established an unrivalled name and presence in the Australian entertainment business. She ran an entertainment agency in the late 80’s booking music, comedy and variety acts before moving on to work for Terry Blamey managing Kylie and Dannii Minogue. Melissa ran the Australian operation of the business, it quickly grew and Melissa LeGear Management came into its own.

For the past ten years Melissa has run her own talent management team, nurturing and guiding the careers of actors, entertainers and personalities. She has built careers and provided opportunities for up and coming talent as well as strategically guiding the careers of established performers.

Melissa’s expertise includes contract negotiations in the areas of television, radio, publishing, voice overs, theatre and film to booking live corporate entertainment, developing and producing shows and initiating and co-ordinating publicity and marketing strategies, she provides these services in the personal management field.

Tania Petsinis
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Talent Manager

Tania is a media and entertainment lawyer with considerable experience and expertise in the areas of radio, television, digital, social media, sport and live music.

As an in-house lawyer for Southern Cross Austereo, Tania was involved in providing valuable input on a vast array of commercial matters, negotiating high level agreements and working closely with programming executives and on air talent in the delivery of cutting edge content to the Australian market.

Tania holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and more recently a Graduate Diploma in Communications Law with a focus on entertainment and the social media space.

Tania manages talent across various forms of media and offers invaluable strategic advice, negotiation assistance and management expertise.

With a background in business development, Tania has a keen eye for identifying emerging opportunities and delivering practical and creative solutions. Coupled with this, her hands on experience training and supporting on air talent provides an appropriate balance between expanding the careers of those she works with and nurturing such growth.

Michelle van Raay
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Talent Manager

Michelle’s passion for the entertainment industry has seen her in a variety of accomplished roles in the business over the past 25 years. After studying Media and Drama at Melbourne University, Michelle kick started her career in radio at 3AW, before segueing into television where she produced on shows such as Spicks and Specks, Talking ‘Bout Your Generation, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, Adam Hills Tonight and Good Morning Australia. She also specialised in event broadcasting, producing on shows such as The Main Event (concert featuring John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Anthony Warlow), John Foreman presents Burt Bacharach, the ABC’s acclaimed Friday Night Crack Up and their 2014 New Year’s Eve broadcast.

Michelle has also earned respect as a Radio Broadcaster, hosting MIX FM’s breakfast show for 2 years with Lawrence Mooney and Des Dowling; a Manager, guiding the careers of Tripod, Rob Guest, Silvie Paladino and others; a Producer of live comedy shows, domestically and abroad and Publicist, for successful campaigns such as the TV Week Logie Awards, the AFI Awards and the prestigious Gourmet Traveller Awards.

Michelle brings skill, acumen and enthusiasm to the Profile Talent Management team and is looking forward to working creatively and productively with her artists and colleagues.

Daniel Scharf
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Managing Director of Profile Creative

Daniel brings to Profile Creative over 30 years experience as one of Australia's most acclaimed and respected producers. He has produced feature films, documentaries and children's television.

Daniel has worked closely with renowned international and Australian writers, directors and actors. His credits include feature films "Romper Stomper" starring Russell Crowe and Jacqueline McKenzie; "Metal Skin" starring Aden Young, Ben Mendelsohn and Nadine Garner; "The Prisoner of St Petersburg" starring Noah Taylor; "Isabelle Eberhardt" starring Mathilda May, Tcheky Karyo and Peter O'Toole; and "Tom White" starring Colin Friels.

Daniel also co-produced the popular children's television series, "Cybergirl", "Pirate Islands", "Wicked Science" and "Scooter: Secret Agent" for Jonathan M. Shiff.

Daniel is an active member of and has many contacts in all areas of the entertainment industry. He has served on the boards of Film Victoria, Cinemedia and the Melbourne International Film Festival. He has been a feature film councillor of the Screen Producers Association of Australia.

On many occasions Daniel has been a guest lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, the Victorian College of The Arts - Film and Television School, RMIT and Deakin University.

In May 2003 Daniel received a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society and Australian Film Production.

Sarah Street
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Executive Assistant to Mark Klemens & Shaun Levin
Client Services Coordinator for Profile Speakers Pty Ltd

Sarah joined the Profile team in October 2013. After 14 years of working in the financial services sector she has decided to utilize her extensive experience in Talent Management, a new and exciting industry for her. Sarah’s previous work experience has included roles as an assistant to stockbrokers, assisting them with their high profile clients. Immediately before joining Profile Sarah’s role was as Administration Manager, a role which included working closely with management and managing support staff.

Stephanie O'Keefe
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Assistant Talent Manager to Melissa Le Gear & Melissa Harvey

Stephanie’s interest in the Australian entertainment industry saw her join the Profile team in February 2014. During her time at Profile she has assisted in developing and supporting the careers of talent managed by Melissa Le Gear & Melissa Harvey.

Stephanie is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing at RMIT University and will graduate at the end of 2015. She brings her previous marketing experience, her passion for the entertainment industry and her skills & knowledge learnt from her current studies to her role at Profile.

Laura Bell
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Assistant Talent Manager to Michelle van Raay & Tania Petsinis

Laura is the newest member of the Profile team, joining in July 2015. She is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations at Deakin University. After spending 18 months in the Not For Profit sector working in an administration role in child sponsorship for the Cotton On Foundation, Laura decided to expand her experience in to the Australian Entertainment Industry. Having always had a passion for the media industry, Laura is looking forward to bringing her communication skills to Profile whilst gaining experience from some of the best in the business.