Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates is one of the country’s leading bi coastal talent agencies. Consistently ranked in the top 15 of all talent agencies by the Los Angeles Business Journal, KMR has a rich history of nearly 60 years in the entertainment business.
Established in 1957, KMR began as the Wormser agency. Headed by Jack Wormser, the agency grew in size and scope as the first voice over/commercial agency in the country and burgeoned throughout the Golden Age of Television. The sixties brought expansion and two partners, Sandy Joseph and Roger Heldfond.
After Jack’s passing, Brian Rix joined the fold and the agency became Joseph, Heldfond and Rix.
In 1988 agents Cynthia Kazarian, Pammela Spencer and Don Pitts purchased the agency. Under their guidance, Kazarian/Spencer and Associates enjoyed it’s most enriching and protracted period of expansion to date. The agency evolved into a company of great diversity. During this time they opened a Youth Department, Dance and Choreography, Stunts and Sports, Print, Film, Television and Theater Divisions as well as an Alternative Television Department representing some of the most iconic game show hosts in TV history.
KMR expanded to the East Coast in 2002 with the opening of it’s New York office.
Pamm Spencer retired from the company in 2003, and in 2006 the tradition of promotion from within continued as commercial agent and Vice President Alicia Ruskin became Cindy Kazarian’s partner. In 2013, industry leader Mark Measures joined the agency as partner and President. Mark brought his 25 plus years of entertainment representation experience to the renamed Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates.
Facing an ever changing entertainment landscape, KMR remains committed to the fulfillment of the ambitions and dreams of its clients with passion, integrity and personalized attention.