Richard Makarewicz has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for over a decade. In 2007, Richard took an internship at Michael Donovan Casting to gain vital experience. Realizing he wanted to focus on talent representation, Richard accepted a position as the assistant to the Young People’s Department at Kazarian, Spencer & Associates in 2008. Richard worked under a team of three high profile agents, and he had the opportunity to learn how to develop talent and groom them into huge name stars. Over the next two years, KSA’s youth clients booked Series Regular roles on Nickelodeon, ABC, and TBS. While attending a nationwide youth acting showcase with his boss, Richard handpicked some of the top child actors at the event. He was promoted to Junior Agent as a result of his keen eye for talent. In 2010, Richard transitioned to Avalon Artists Group’s theatrical department as the Senior Associate to the owner. He submitted adult talent on the TV and Film breakdowns, pitched to casting, and closed out offers. After working in casting, and at two agencies, Richard decided to launch Apex Talent Group, a talent management company, with his wife in 2011. With a desire for having a stronger personal bond with each client, Richard felt that management was the right direction for his career. Fighting for his clients every day and helping them succeed, Richard is an extremely passionate and driven manager.