Laurie Jacoby joined Napoli Management Group in the spring of 1995, however she has been representing talent for more than 20 years. Recruited by Mendes Napoli as his first agent, she has seen from the start the development of a first class agency. Jacoby represents broadcast and hosting talent from across the country at the networks, local television and in cable and syndication. She has cultivated loyal and diverse clients who are among the best in the business and make her proud every day. Years of experience and a strong reputation have led industry executives and managers to rely on and respect her judgment.
Prior to NMG, Jacoby was Vice President with Geller Media Management in New York and Los Angeles. She represented talent there for nearly nine years. She was also responsible for new client acquisitions for the firm.
Jacoby brings drama and a sense of humor to her work. She graduated with honors from New York University School of the Arts where she majored in acting. Jacoby studied with legendary method acting teacher Lee Strasberg and performed in plays and with comedy improvisation groups in cabarets and Off-Broadway. When she wasn't acting or more often auditioning, she started her own executive search firm from her Greenwich Village apartment. Even though her business grew and became successful, Jacoby was not content identifying and placing upper level management in the corporate world. Her sensibilities really lay with talent.
Today, Jacoby combines her recruiting, sales skills and respect for talent with a keen eye and knowledge of the broadcast industry. She continues to find and represent unique and sought after talent in television.
A New Yorker at heart, Jacoby lives in Los Angeles and is active in social issues and environmental causes. She has a grown daughter and son.
To reach Laurie Jacoby, contact:
Napoli Management Group
8844 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90211