Jeff Mitchell - President

After many years as a successful youth actor in theatre, soap operas, film and over 200 television commercials, Jeff went on to earn a bachelor's degree in acting from New York University's Tish School of the Arts and Circle in the Square theatre conservatory. After graduating from college, he immediately transitioned over to the representation side of the business, first working as a casting assistant at Deborah Brown Casting, and later establishing and running the voice-over department at Kronick & Kelly, one of NYC's largest talent agencies for young people (now a division of Abrams Artists). Jeff established J. Mitchell Management in March 1986. JMM is a personal management company representing actors in film, television, theater and commercials. Since that time, he and Elise Koseff established and developed the careers of dozens of film and TV personalities, including James Gandolfini (“The Soprano’s); Robert Iler (“The Soprano’s); Bryan Greenberg (“How to Make It In America”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”) and many others. In March of 2011 Jeff partnered with Cosmo DeNicola and the two established MKS&D.

Elise Koseff - Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President of MKS&D, Elise is responsible for the management of a selective list of the firm's key clients, along with collaborating with the executive committee on the long term strategic goals of the firm and it's clients. Elise joined J. Mitchell Management in 1987, with a BFA degree in Theater Arts Management from Ithaca College. Since that time, she and Jeff Mitchell established and developed the careers of dozens of film and TV personalities, including James Gandolfini (“The Soprano’s); Robert Iler (“The Soprano’s); Bryan Greenberg (“How to Make It In America”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”) and many others.

Maggie Schuster - Vice President

As Vice President, Maggie manages MKS&D clients for Film, TV and Theater. She sits on the firm's executive committee. Maggie initially joined JMM after working as an agent at Abrams Artists Agency in the children & young adult division. Maggie has a degree in communications, with a minor in Theatre from the University of Hartford.














Rachel Maran- Associate Manager

As an Associate Manager at MKS&D, Rachel Maran, manages a select list of clients and assists Elise Koseff with the management of the client list and office. Rachel joined the company in the fall of 2014, after spending two years as an executive assistant and office manager at Sweet 180 Talent Management and Production. Rachel also has a background in casting. She was a casting resident at Playwrights Horizons, casting director at EBE ensemble, and cast multiple independent films and theatrical projects before transitioning into management. Rachel has a BFA in acting from Tisch School of the Arts. 


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lexa Trummer - Office Manager and Managers' Assistant

Alexa is the manager of the office and assists the Talent Managers in their duties. She has previously assisted at Chantiles-Vigneault Casting, Discovery Network's Original Content Group, Bray Entertainment, Prolific Entertainment and BackStage. Alexa is a 2010 graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts with a certificate in Television & Film Acting and a 2015 graduate of Hunter College with a Bachelor's in Media Studies & Journalism and a minor in Sociology. 

RACHEL MARAN

 

As an Associate Manager at MKS&D, Rachel Maran, manages a select list of clients and assists Elise Koseff with the management of the client list and office.  Rachel joined the company in the fall of 2014, after spending two years as an executive assistant and office manager at Sweet 180 Talent Management and Production. Rachel also has a background in casting. She was a casting resident at Playwrights Horizons, casting director at EBE ensemble, and cast multiple independent films and theatrical projects before transitioning into management. Rachel has a BFA in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts.

RACHEL MARAN

 

As an Associate Manager at MKS&D, Rachel Maran, manages a select list of clients and assists Elise Koseff with the management of the client list and office.  Rachel joined the company in the fall of 2014, after spending two years as an executive assistant and office manager at Sweet 180 Talent Management and Production. Rachel also has a background in casting. She was a casting resident at Playwrights Horizons, casting director at EBE ensemble, and cast multiple independent films and theatrical projects before transitioning into management. Rachel has a BFA in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts.

Maggie Schuster - Vice President

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