Sheila Legette started her professional career in the entertainment industry at the age of 22 when she landed her first full-time position at WIS-TV (NBC Affiliate) in Columbia, South Carolina. She was one of the 1st African Americans to hold the position of Front Desk Receptionist. It was less than six months that she was promoted to Local Programming Executive and also held the title of Floor Director and Guest Coordinator for the Carolina Today Show, The Awareness Show, and the Mr. Knozit Show. She was responsible for booking many guests on the show including Maya Angelou, Dionne Warwick, Bryant Gumble, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.
After a long tenure at WIS-TV, Sheila with her actress daughter in tow relocated to Los Angeles. Sheila not only acted as manager for her daughter's career, as a series regular on a CBS sitcom, she also found time to hold down a position with AMU Productions, working as Office Manager/Casting Director. When AMU closed its doors, Sheila worked at the Producers Guild of America as their Director of Member services. Sheila also free-lanced with Disney ABC Media Network, DreamWorks and Paramount Studios, where she worked in Casting, Legal Affairs, Film, and Television Production.
After years at KTA and Diverse Talent Group, for the last several years, Sheila has been with Media Artists Group as VP of Talent. She has signed some of Hollywood's finest talent to her talent roster including her beautiful daughter actress, Angell Conwell and the very talented Vivica A. Fox. In 2018, Sheila branched out on her own to form Sheila Legette Entertainment/SLE; and is running a thriving company as well as Producing several film projects. She loves to win and keep her clients winning.
Head of our Commercial Talent Division, Mrs. Kia Todd. Kia is a 45-year-old Philadelphia native who is taking the talent development and recruiting industry by storm.
At a young age, life challenged Kia's ability to stand up to adversity when her mother unexpectedly became ill. Placing the honorable responsibility of caregiver of both her mother and brother on her and her grandmother's shoulders. Forcing Kia to grow up fast and become a strong communicator and provider for her family. By the age of 15, Kia knew that helping people was what she was most passionate about.
After High School, she began an entry-level position in the medical field and attended Temple University as a Criminal Justice major. Her love for helping others reach their full potential uncovered a hidden talent for networking and facilitation of career advancement. She was able to use those skills in her day-to-day life assisting her close friends and then husband with pursuing their passions in the entertainment industry. This meant leaving her hometown behind and head to California.
Since then she has been able to cultivate her natural gift of caring and motivating to advance her daughter's budding acting career. After nearly 15 years in the medical field, Kia decided to take the advice of some of the close friends she had met in the industry and pursue her passion for artist discovery and development full time. She has a knack for recognizing talents in others, and keen expertise in helping others to not only discover and recognize their true gifts but teach them how to invest and manifest them. She has strong personal and professional relationships with some of the industry's heaviest hitters. Her kind and caring approach and matter of fact business savvy have allowed her a seat at many industry tables where her opinion and knowledge base are greatly respected.
We are honored that after 3 years of working as a Commercial talent associate she has accepted the role of Director of our Commercial Talent Division. We strongly believe that if you have a dream and ambition Kia can help you achieve it.