Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), the management company behind today’s top drag performers, including Ginger Minj, Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska and Trixie Mattel, among others, has announced a new partnership with Clear Talent Group (CTG). The deal allows PEG’s clients to receive further representation from CTG when vying for film, television, digital, commercial and dance opportunities.
“When I founded PEG almost a decade ago, talent agencies did not take drag seriously,” said David Charpentier, the founder and talent manager of PEG, in a statement to Billboard. "But thanks in large part to the platform of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the work we do once they leave the show, our management clients are constantly working across film, television, theater, and in massive brand partnerships. I believe CTG will aid in our ongoing mission of mainstreaming drag."
PEG's full roster of clients that will be affected by this deal includes Alaska, Bebe Zahara Benet, BenDeLaCreme, BibleGirl, Blair St. Clair, Bob The Drag Queen, Carmen Carrera, Darienne Lake, Desmond Is Amazing, Eureka O'Hara, Ginger Minj, Ivy Winters, Jaremi Carey, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Katya, Manila Luzon, Miss Fame, Monét X Change, Pandora Boxx, Peppermint, Phi Phi O'Hara, Sharon Needles, Thorgy Thor, Trinity The Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Violet Chachki.
"PEG has cultivated a top tier roster of talent and we are excited for the partnership," Tim O’Brien, the owner and president of CTG said in a statement. "Drag performers have made a significant (and colorful) impact on the entertainment industry and we look forward to the opportunities that will be forged from television, film, commercials and print, to the digital sphere, and beyond."
While CTG will be helping PEG in representing their clients for these larger opportunities, PEG will still be working with The Benedetti Group to help booking tours and live appearances for the many queens on their roster.