Talent Agent Matt Jackson Joins MSA Agency As VP West Coast Theatrical

Specific: veteran talent agent Matt Jackson has joined MSA Agency As vice president of the West Coast Theatrical Division as the agency expands into representation of actors in TV and film.

MSA Agency was founded in 2000 by Julie McDonald and Tony Selznick as a creative talent agency representing dancers, choreographers, creative directors, producers and educators in the entertainment industry and the arts. It is now entering theatrical representation.

Jackson with Debbie Gibson (actor/musician), Jay Alexander (America’s Next Top Model), actor Daniel Peera (cleaning lady)Amanda Booth (Westworld, Dog), Kelly Thibaud (general Hospital), Jessica Clark (True Blood)
Cody Saintegue (Teen Wolf), Julian de la Celle (How to Get Away with Murder), Michael J. Ferguson (Power), Jessica Ma (American Born Chinese), London Kim (Pam & Tommy, SWAT)and Gleb Savchenko (dancing with the Stars), among others. Jackson will also focus on bringing on new and diverse talent to add to the agency’s existing roster.

Jackson’s hire is the second for the agency in the past three months, after the addition of Brooklyn Lavin as director of the below-the-line division and co-director of the creatives division.

Jackson has spent more than 20 years in talent development with companies including ABC, Amazon, Buchwald Entertainment, CBS, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX, Hallmark Channel, HBO, Hulu, Lionsgate, Netflix, OWN, Rebel Entertainment Partners, TNT, TBS and worked till date. Warner Bros., and is credited with supporting and shaping the careers of top Hollywood talents such as Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, Shia LaBeouf, Ashley Tisdale and Raven Simone.

“I’ve known Tony and Julie for 10 years and their commitment to identifying and nurturing talent inspires me,” Jackson said. “With the Hollywood landscape changing and expanding, I am excited to rediscover talent, develop new faces and use dance and social media platforms that are already there successfully. This is an exciting time for the company to expand, and I am honored to be a part of it!”

“Matt’s passion, tenacity, energy and knowledge make him the perfect fit to help grow our theatrical division,” said MSA co-founders McDonald and Selznick. “It has been an exciting and expansive year for our company, and we are very excited to welcome Matt to MSA.”