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

mklemens@profiletalent.com.au
+61 3 8598 7801
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

slevin@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7801
Chairman

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

stevev@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7801
Consultant

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.

Cathy Baker

cbaker@profiletalent.com.au
+61 3 8598 7810
Creative Director / Talent Manager

Cathy Baker has 20 years experience in mainstream media as a journalist, publicist, casting director, television program writer, and producer. She has worked across a wide range of genres including news, current affairs, lifestyle, variety, drama, special events, documentary and game shows. Her experience transverses commercial, pay and public electronic broadcasting, local and international television, radio and on-line content.

As a Talent Manager, Casting Director and Production Executive, Cathy has drawn on her years of experience to identify, nurture and place talent in wide ranging genres and launch careers.

Claire McLennan

cmclennan@profiletalent.com.au
+61 3 8598 7810
Talent Manager / Acting Agent

Claire joined Profile after six years of project and production management in the commercial sector working locally and internationally with some of Australia’s largest advertising agencies on blue chip clients and international brands.

Working in Australia and Asia, Claire co-ordinated staff and talent for commercial shoots through to managing post production schedules. She joined Profile in 2006 and as well as being a Talent Manger for media hosts and presenters, Claire is also an integral part of Profile’s Acting division where she manages an acting roster and sources relevant acting opportunities for all Profile listed talent.

Claire has established relationships with local and international casting directors, producers and directors for scripted and drama productions and is active in assisting clients through the casting process and sourcing the appropriate avenues for skills development for dramatic, voice and performing art roles.

Melissa Harvey

mharvey@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810
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

mlegear@profiletalent.com.au
+61 3 8598 7810
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

tpetsinis@profiletalent.com.au
+61 3 8598 7810
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 however her keen interest in news and current affairs led her to head up Profile's specialist Journalist & News Presenter division. Tailored specifically to the needs of Journalists & News Presenters it offers invaluable strategic advice, negotiation assistance and management expertise for those in this specialist area both nationally and internationally.

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.

Daniel Scharf

dscharf@profilecreative.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810 / mobile: +61 419509405
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.

Michael Lipman

mlipman@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810
Financial Controller

Michael graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He worked for various organizations in the USA before moving to the U.K. where he completed his Accountancy studies and held various positions as Financial Controller for several enterprises. Michael moved home to Australia in 1999 and worked for an I .T. company before establishing his own business contracting financial management and accounting services to Private clients and smaller Boutique companies.

Michael has been Financial Controller of Profile Talent Management since May 2008.

Raquel Hall

rhall@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810
Personal Assistant to Claire McLennan, Cathy Baker & Tania Petsinis

After growing up and finishing school on the Mornington Peninsula, Raquel relocated to the Melbourne CBD and completed a Diploma of Creative Industries at RMIT University. During her time at University she studied all aspects of film and TV production. With her love of the creative industries still with her, Raquel stepped into a career of Real Estate, working for some years as a Sales Consultant with a global company. Her positive approach and drive for quality client service made her a success in the business. Raquel then moved on to assisting and coordinating production for various short/feature films in Melbourne, in particular being PA to the production designer and art department. With her friendly demeanour and can-do attitude, Raquel is pleased to be a part of the team at Profile.

Sarah Street

sstreet@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810
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

sokeefe@profiletalent.com.au
+ 61 3 8598 7810
Personal Assistant to Melissa Le Gear & Melissa Harvey

Stephanie joined the Profile team in February 2014. She is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing at RMIT University. Stephanie has previous experience at the Australian Football League where she was involved in an Auskick marketing program. Stephanie has since developed a passionate interest in the media industry and hopes to take her previous marketing experience in to her new role. She is very excited to be a part of the Profile team