Rabinowitz now heads BMG Talent’s on-camera dept.

Greg Brown’s BMG Talent (Brown Management Group) has hired talent agency Emily Rabinowitz as Director: On-Camera/Theatrical Talent for BMG Talent’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

“Emily will be based in Chicago and head up our on-camera theatrical and commercial department and also oversee the expansion of our LA office,” says Brown, whose talent and modeling companies celebrates their silver anniversary this year.

Rabinowitz’ 21 years in the talent business includes 14 years in Los Angeles as an agent with Innovative Artists, and with William Morris and Paramount TV casting and also as an acting coach.

Returning to Chicago in October, 2013, Rabinowitz operated P Plus Chicago, a satellite office for Detroit-based Production Plus the Talent Shop, a national talent and event staffing agency. For the past six months she had operated her own RTA Talent Agency, representing 50 exclusive actors.

BMG theatrical director Emily Rabinowitz

Rabinowitz’ talent career began with an internship at Cannon and Dudley Casting in London while attending the British American Drama Academy in 1997.

Rabinowitz says she is looking forward to the challenge of growing her network of talent by being in LA throughout the year and boosting Chicago talent in LA, especially for the growing numbers of television and features filming in Chicago.

BMG Talent, located in the West Loop at 456 N. May, a building Brown has owned since 2004, has a roster of about 1,800 from its four offices; 650 actors in Chicago, “who are most strongly active in our TV commercial division and also in print,” says Brown. “Every talent on our roster is represented for all aspects of work.”

He notes that BMG Talent has cast actors for the new NBC dramady series, “This is Us,” which films in LA.

Last year BMG Talent opened an Atlanta office, which Backstage named one of the top five in the business, Brown says, to join the BMG Talent network in Orlando, Chicago and LA.

BMG Talent and BMG Models can be reached at 312/829-9100.