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April Maria 

April Maria 

Talent Agent

 April Maria is a native Chicagoan and mother of two.  With over 32 years in the entertainment industry she has enjoyed life as a model and actress, both on stage and in film.  She retired from the stage to curate and manage the careers of her two children:  Kristiana Rae Colo'n and Damon Williams.  Kristiana is an actress, playwrite and poet.  Damon is an actor and rapper.  Together the dynamic siblings form the rap tandem: April Fools.  When not curating the careers and dreams of Chicago's hottest talent and rising stars, April loves to workout and run.  She has run in four marathons and completed two Chicago Marathons.  April'sbucket list dream is to run one last marathon in her favorite city in the world:  Florence, Italy!

april@gilltalent.com

Patti K. Gill

Patti K. Gill

Founder / Owner

Patti started her career in Chicago as an official talent agent, placing actors in films and television shows such as Chicago Fire, Empire, Star, Chicago PD along with a plethora of national commercials and ads.  Prior to launching the agency, she has always been a conduit by connecting people  and creating synergestic relationships. A seasoned entrepreneur, Patti has an extensive background in marketing and media relations which lends to her dogmatic approach and innovative ways in marketing talent to directors and studio heads.  While managing her household and business & dividing her time between both Chicago and Atlanta, Patti enjoys hosting and cooking for friends and family every chance she gets.  Married to her supportive husband and partner, Kevin Gill for 20 years, they have four beautiful children: Joli, Bella, Legend & Lincoln where they now reside in Atlanta. 

patti@gilltalent.com

Todd RaSean

Todd RaSean

Talent Agent

With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment world, Todd is an accomplished actor (stage and television), singer, songwriter, vocal coach and exceptional worship leader with a natural knack for people.  His industry insight and professionalism is a great value to Chicago's acting community.  In addition to being a great resource for actors and performers, he spends his time as a single dad to his adorable toddler son, Taylen.

todd@gilltalent.com

Cassandra Bell 

Cassandra Bell 

Youth Talent Agent

Born in Colorado Springfield, Colorado, September 13, 1968, began her career in the entertainment industry as a choreographer and dancer graduating to set decorating, wardrobe supervisor to writing and directing plays, music videos, documentaries and films. Cassandra Bell is a woman who lives life dancing to the beat of her heart coined “The Directress”. She has worked professionally with an array of industry professionals. She is a devoted mother, mentor, friend and servant of God. Her love of the arts was cultivated by the late Jimmy (Car Wash) Spinks while attending “Lafollette Park” on the Westside of Chicago. Cassandra worked for such notable as: EMI/DEF SQUAD, JIVE RECORDS, SONY550, ARISTA RECORDS AND ARISE RECORDS, IMPAKT STUDIOS, NFERNO FILMS, FILM BARREL STUDIOS AND 1555 FILM WORKS, HAROLD WASHINGTON CULTURAL CENTER AND THEATER 47.  

In 2011 she wrote and directed her first stage play entitled, “The Message.”  In 2013 The Black Theater Alliance awarded her the Oscar Brown Jr. Award for Best Director of a Musical/Revue for her rendition of Fat’s Waller Classic, “Ain’t Misbehavin” 2012 she was nominated for costume designer for “ Dream Girls directed by John Ruffin.” 

Cassandra Bell has been featured on Windy City Live, WCIU The JAM, NBC, ABC, WGN and FOX NEWS, for her brand of social justice productions and her commitment to enhancing the lives of youth and women, The Founder of The Blush Empowerment Conference, The Raising Super Woman Summit. Her commitment to strengthen the agenda for women is one of her greatest passions. She is the president of her own 501C3 NFP, SAVE ME 2 LIVE FOUNDATION an anti-violence program, where Musical Theater is used and an alternative to combat grief, anger and anxiety in pre-teens. 

cassandra@gilltalent.com