We are a management company that represents talent in all areas of the entertainment industry, including feature film, television, commercials, voice overs, and print.
April is the co-founder and partner of Bartlett-Carter Talent Management based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Ladue High School in St. Louis, Missouri and went on to study Business and Management while raising her family. During that time, April and her husband Andy Gross, who is a former #1 racquetball champion and is now a magician and comedian for corporate shows, moved to Los Angeles where they founded and own several businesses together. Some of their most successful companies include West Coast Management, a property management company, LA Magic & Toy, selling toys & magic tricks worldwide, and MegaWorks Entertainment, a talent management company that specializes in booking variety acts for corporate shows, comedy clubs, and historical theaters.
April is a mother of four and has had her hand in the entertainment field for over 20 years. Her experience and work with MegaWorks Entertainment provided her with the education, self-discipline, and passion that not only guided her four children into the entertainment business, but also several other parents that sought her expertise for their children. In the 20 years that she’s worked in the entertainment business, April developed a keen eye for the arts and true artists and she can distinguish talent and success from amongst the crowds. This ardor is what led her to start her newest business, Bartlett-Carter Talent Management, and partner with Stacy Carter, who also maintains an amazing career in entertainment.
As a down-to-earth Midwest girl from Springfield, Illinois, April admires antiques, hiking, traveling and exploring, and spending time with her family. She also has a passion for cooking and takes great pride and joy in her newest culinary creations.
Stacy grew up in Los Angeles, CA and worked as a child actress from 1978 to 1986 doing forty plus commercials, as well as some television and film. When Stacy graduated from high school, she was interested in working in a talent agency and delving into the other side of the entertainment industry. She started working as an intern for a well-known talent agency, Herb Tannen and Associates, and was shocked to find that her childhood agent, Joy Stevenson, headed up the kid’s theatrical department. This was just the beginning of Stacy working with Joy, but it was still ten years away before that would come to fruition. Within six months of interning, Stacy helped revamp the kid’s department submission center which back then was all done via hardcopy picture submissions and required a lot of organization. Stacy’s enthusiasm and ability to catch on quickly resulted in Herb hiring her to work part-time in the on-camera kid’s department while she attended Cal State Northridge University for the next four years. Stacy learned a great deal while being immersed into a busy talent agency and was eager to take it to the next level.
After graduating from college, Stacy was hired to work as an assistant for another highly reputable talent agency called CESD where she was quickly promoted to head the kid’s print department. However, she found that working in an agency full-time was not her cup of tea, as she always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom with a side business that provided her with a flexible work schedule, so before getting stuck in her ways she decided to break free and see what her possibilities were. For a couple years, prior to having three children of her own, Stacy began to help her former agent Joy Stevenson launch a management company, Stevenson Talent Management, by creating Joy’s baby and toddler department. Joy and Stacy continued to work together for the next fifteen years and shared baby and kid talent, but once Stacy’s kids were older, the time felt right to go into business for herself which led to the beginning and partnership of Bartlett-Carter Talent. Stacy is an extremely outgoing and passionate person, and she has always made it a point to surround herself with like-minded, positive people. It is this mindset that remains an integral part of Bartlett-Carter Talent Management and a key ingredient in cultivating young people’s careers.