(The Hollywood Reporter) — Talent manager Aleen Keshishian is exiting the Firm to become a partner in Brillstein-Grey Management, the company confirmed July 11.
Keshishian is known for spotting and nurturing such budding stars as Natalie Portman, who has been a client of Keshishian’s since she was 12, and Orlando Bloom. She is expected to bring many of her clients — a list that includes Laura Linney, Julianna Margulies, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jared Leto — with her to Brillstein-Grey.
Keshishian has spent the past three years as co-head of the Firm’s talent department. She came to the management company through its 2002 buyout of Artists Management Group.
Keshishian spent six years as a talent agent in International Creative Management’s New York office before joining Artists Management Group shortly after it was formed in 1999. She was selected as one of the Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation young executives to watch in 2000.