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 founded 16 Mile Talent where she currently serves as CEO and Head of Talent, overseeing all accounts. Leanne brings over 15 years of Talent Booking experience for television as well as digital and successful relationships with the best talent, publicists, managers, agents, networks, and studios.
Recognizing the importance of digital programming early on, Leanne pioneered booking one of the first ever online talk shows in 2008, Tom Green’s House Tonight, and launched In Bed with Joan, starring Joan Rivers. Booking highlights include: Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Marc Maron, Meghan McCain, Billy Eichner, Scott Aukerman, Bob Saget and Chris Hardwick. Leanne & her team see the value of online and curated content. 16 Mile Talent works regularly with digital platforms to bridge celebrities, influencers, and online creators together. Previous & current shows include: YouTube Nation, Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link, Scripps Network’s Genius Kitchen, Sony Music’s Rumble Yard, and The IMDb Show.
Prior to founding 16 Mile Talent, Leanne began her adventures in entertainment in 2001 as a Marketing Manager at Davie Brown Entertainment where she launched creative product placements for television, 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, Leanne joined Central Talent Booking (CTB). 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), Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo), Iconoclasts (Sundance Channel), and Celebrity Fear Factor (NBC). In 2005, Leanne left CTB to become the West Coast Editor of Stuff Magazine where she booked the first ever male cover featuring Will Ferrell along with 21 other celebrity covers.
Leanne moved to NYC in the Spring of 2008 to lead the first Talent Department at the Wendy Williams Show. Under her guidance the show launched to such great ratings that it has since been renewed through 2020. Fresh off the success of Wendy Williams Show, Leanne served as Talent Executive at Lopez Tonight (TBS) in Los Angeles. Her massive list of industry contacts allowed Lopez Tonight daily guest bookings including Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, and Demi Lovato. In 2011, Leanne joined the team at E! Entertainment, booking high caliber guests for Joan River’s Fashion Police, The Soup!, and Comment Section.
Leanne maintains a residence in Los Angeles with her husband Brad Deutch, daughter, son, and their Labradoodle Ranger Danger.
AMY GREERSENIOR TALENT PRODUCER
Amy has over fifteen years of experience in Talent Booking, Talent Relations and Casting. She started her career as a Page in NBC’s prestigious Page Program before moving on to work 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 booking celebrities for 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. Next Amy teamed up with Fandango to cast talent for their national ad campaign and then joined the team at IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! where she booked celebrities for guest spots and casted cameos and scripted character bits.
In 2014, Amy was thrilled to join 16 Mile Talent where she continued to book Comedy Bang! Bang! – Other highlights include, Marlon Wayans’ Funniest Wins (TBS), the celebrity season of The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo), E! Online’s first ever scripted online series, Hashtaggers, LA Galaxy’s Celebrity VIP Program (which included booking celebrities to participate in the coin toss and to sing the National Anthem), the nationally syndicated daily talk show, Hollywood Today Live, Pop’s Nightcap (starring Ali Wentworth) and Famous Food Truck which can be seen on the Food Network’s digital space, Genius Kitchen.
Amy is a true Southern Californian born and bred and when she’s not working enjoys baking, traveling and time spent with her hubby, their four legged dog-child, Bentley and their two human children, Spencer and Miles. She received her BA in American Literature & Film from UCLA.