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Amalea Chininis Joins Artists First As Manager

EXCLUSIVE: Following a brief stint working on her own, Amalea Chininis has joined Artists First as a Manager, working out of the company’s Los Angeles office.

She brings with her clients including Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll, The Acolyte), Corbin Reid (Run the World), Yuriy Sardarov (Chicago Fire), Frankie J. Alvarez (Looking), Rico Paris (The Corps), Taylor Blackwell (Resident Alien), Chris Mansa (Chicago Fire), and Auli’i Cravalho (Mean Girls, Moana), with whom she’s been working for her entire career.

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A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chininis began her career in representation at CESD Talent Agency before making the move to management in 2017, first working at Framework Entertainment, and more recently at Stagecoach Entertainment.

“We are excited for Amalea to join Artists First,” partners at the company said. “She has incredible taste in talent and fits right into the culture at our company.”

Other notable clients of Artists First, the talent management and production company focused on actors, writers, directors and producers in film, television, and digital media, include Martin Lawrence, Awkwafina, Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Judy Greer, Niecy Nash, Will Arnett, Ike Barinholtz, Paul Walter Hauser, Kate McKinnon, Michael Showalter, Jon M. Chu, Lior Raz, Mitch Hurwitz and Cristela Alonzo, to name a few. Productions include Central Intelligence, Like a Boss, Keanu, Black-ish, Mixed-ish, Grown-ish, The Last O.G., Hit and Run, and Reno 911!.

Earlier today announcing its promotion of Cait Ferreira to Manager, the company’s recent signs include Bob Trevino Likes It filmmaker Tracie Laymon, Julia actress Brittany Bradford, Sly and Willie Nelson & Family helmer Thomas Zimney, and actress, comedian and digital creator Amanda McCants, among others.

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