Our Team

Jackie Reid

(Founder & Talent Manager)

 

 

 

Jackie started out as a stage Mom to her daughter when she was an infant. Several years later, she began to manage her daughter’s career herself. Parents in the industry asked her to manage their kids as well. Soon after strangers began seeeking her out and asking her to manage their children. Thus L’il Angels was born! She now has over 20 years experience as a child and adult talent manager.

Jackie is all about personal service, tenacity and dedication for her clients.  Jackie is a frequent and popular speaker at various child talent search and conventions due to her always fresh, energetic no-frills approach to managing her clients.

Jackie shares her insight and wisdom through monthly articles published on Backstage.com where she has contributed as one of Backstage’s Experts for over two years.

Jackie is the true heart of L’il Angels. She is one of the most sincere people you will meet. She genuinely cares about her clients and makes herself accessible to them 24/7.

And without a doubt she is superb at recognizing and evaluating talent! She is one of the few managers in this industry with such an eye. Jackie calls it her “Super Power.” Not long after a Casting Director meets our talent do they start calling us directly.  As you can tell from this description…we at L’il Angels think she is indeed something special.

Pamela Merideth

(Talent Manager – LA)

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Pamela joined the L’il Angels team in 2013.  She is a relentless submitter and her pitches to Casting are truly impressive.

In a short period of time she has established superior relationships with Casting Directors and Agencies.  Her dedication to our Clients is truly outstanding.  She is a tireless advocate for our Clients and to our Clients!

She tells us she is pleasant surprised at how well she has taken to this crazy world.  We are so thankful to have her on our team (and you will be to have her on your team!).

Pamela grew up in Arizona and knew from a very young age that she loved movies. Not only did she enjoy the storytelling, but there was something about the process that fascinated her. Her passion followed her to college where she majored in Film at The University of Arizona. After college, she moved to San Francisco where she landed a job working in the entertainment marketing business. After gaining 5 years of valuable experience she landed a job at Lil Angels Unlimited. Along with being able to work directly with top casting directors and agents in the business, she also loves working closely with so many talented young actors. For fun, she likes to relax with her husband, travel, cook, and do the occasional background acting gig.

Ashley Reid

(Talent Manager – NY)

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Ashley joined the L’il Angels team in August of 2015.  She continues the L’il Angels tradition of managers who excel at pitches to Casting.

It did not take us long to appreciate Ashley’s skill as she found ways to get our talent in on projects with Casting that even the Agency were not able to do.

Yes, Ashley is Jackie’s daughter and has been active in L’il Angels for years supporting Casting Calls and watching Jackie evaluate and work with talent.  She is excellent at understanding our clients needs and helping them achieve their acting goals.

Ashley is an accomplished debater and has volunteered coaching debate teams.  Consistent with excelling at Client relationships, she worked at a life-style family placement service for high-end clients searching for in-home Chef’s, Nannies, and Homecare.  She is a passionate dog lover and has that one special animal that every dog lover craves!

Amy Teal

(Assistant to Managers)


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Having grown up in the entertainment industry, Amy has an understanding of what it’s like on all sides of the camera.  She remembers what she enjoyed about the business as a child and is able to use that knowledge to guide our clients at LAU.

With an educational background in psychology and a professional background in film promotion, she has a keen ability to connect to our clients on a personal level as well as manage the daily technicalities of running a tight ship.  When she’s not assisting Pam, Ashley or Jackie, she’s probably editing short films of her own, backpacking, traveling, watching movies, and cooking (yes, all at the same time)!

We call Amy our GlueMaster – as she helps us all things stay connected!

Doug Ankele

(Dir. Marketing & Operations)

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Doug has been with L’il Angels since 2009.  He handles all marketing, website, billing, contracts and back-end systems.  He is the fun guy!  Oh Yes and he does what ever Jackie can think of to improve the way L’il Angels operates.  All of us at L’il Angels are constantly on the look out to improve the ways we deliver service to you.

You may catch him supporting on submissions and the phones when things get crazy.

That picture is really not him…he just feels he works like a dog most of the time!