- Leanne Elias DeutchFounder ~ Head of Talent
Originally from Montreal, Canada Leanne brought her talent and skills to the US in 2001 to pursue her dreams in the entertainment business. In 2013 Leanne co-founded 16 Mile Talent where she currently serves as Head of Talent.
Prior to founding her own talent booking agency Leanne began her adventures in entertainment in 2001 as a Marketing Manager at Davie Brown Entertainment. At Davie Brown Leanne launched creative product placements for television and films for such high profile clients as Reebok, NFL, Eclipse and Sony Ericsson. Leanne was instrumental in producing some of the companies most successful events including Missy Elliot’s Reebok campaign for the 2002 Grammy’s, HBO’s 2003 Golden Globe Suite, Reebok retreats at Sundance and at the BET Awards.
Departing Davie Brown in 2003 to pursue a career specific to her passion of bringing together talent with creative outlets Leanne joined Central Talent Booking (CTB). As Talent Executive and Head of the Los Angeles office Leanne developed and maintained relationships with talent, publicists, managers, agents, networks, and the Hollywood creative community. A few television shows that benefited from her hard work and dedication at CTB were Dinner for Five with Jon Favreau (IFC), Punk’d (MTV), Iconoclasts (Sundance Channel), and Celebrity Fear Factor (NBC). Her tenure at CTB also allowed her to touch upon the print and radio world with XM Satellite Radio, Jane Magazine, and Johnson & Johnson Print Campaigns.
Using her experience in radio at CTB Leanne pioneered booking one of the first ever internet talk shows in 2008 with Tom Green called Tom Green’s House Tonight. This amongst her many other accomplishments got the attention of Debmar Mercury which led to her relocating to New York to start up and run the first talent department at the Wendy Williams Show. Under her guidance the Wendy Williams Show launched to such great ratings that it was renewed through 2017.
With the success of the Wendy Williams Show under her belt Leanne was brought in to assist Telepictures/Paramedia’s development of comedian George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight for TBS. Leanne was responsible for booking A list talent from film, television, sports, and comedy. Her massive list of industry insiders and contacts allowed Lopez Tonight to secure some of the strongest and influential celebrities of the century including, Louis C.K., Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, and Will Ferrell.
After moving on from Lopez Tonight Leanne joined the team at E! Entertainment where she was in charge of bringing high caliber celebrities to Joan River’s Fashion Police and The Soup. Her relationship at the network developed so strongly that 16 Mile continues to book their top notch guests.
Coming full circle with the launch of 16 Mile Leanne continues to hone her skills with talent relations and create a new identity in the industry.
Leanne maintains a residence in Los Angeles with her husband Brad Deutch and their Labradoodle Ranger Danger.
- Amy GreerSenior Talent Producer
Amy comes to 16 Mile with over a decade of experience in Talent Booking and Talent Relations. After completing NBC’s Page Program she worked in the Talent Department of several late night shows including “Dennis Miller”, “Wanda Sykes” and “Last Call with Carson Daly” where, in addition to booking talent she was responsible for producing the show’s in studio music segments and also their outside concert series. Amy then moved into the digital space working as a Talent Booker on the Emmy nominated “What’s Trending”, which is produced in partnership with YouTube, booking celebrities for their weekly livestreams as well as for special live events such as Comic Con, the Comedy Gives Back telethon, CES and SXSW. Most recently Amy teamed up with Fandango to cast talent for their current national ad campaign and also worked as a Talent Booker on IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” booking celebrities to participate as both talk guests as well as for cameos and scripted character bits. Amy is a true Southern Californian born and bred and when she’s not working enjoys baking, traveling and time spent with her hubby and their four legged dog-child, Bentley. She received her BA in American Literature & Film from UCLA.
- Brittany EverettIn-House Talent Booker // Hollywood Today Live
Brittany grew up in the great state of Arizona before she traveled east to attend school in Boston. After an internship at Comedy Central in LA during her last semester of college, she decided to make LA her permanent home. Then she worked as an assistant at the Gersh Agency. After working in the comedy department for almost 2 years, she took a position assisting in the writers’ room at Brand X with Russell Brand which aired on FX. There she assisted the showrunner along with serving as a researcher for the writers and producers and even playing an integral role scouting talent for the You Talk Now segment. Brittany then moved to the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where she worked her way up to become the Comic Segment Producer booking the standup comedians for the show and producing their comedy sets for the program. Brittany then went on to be the sole Talent Booker at the Comedy Central program Why? with Hannibal Burress where she not only booked the talent for the written sketches but also booked the talent for the live shows in addition to the musical guests. Later she became the Talent Booker for the comedy podcast network Earwolf. Currently Brittany serves as the In-House Talent Booker for Hollywood Today Live for 16 Mile. Brittany attended Emerson College where she received a BA in Visual and Media Arts with a focus in television production.