(Vancouver--July 25, 2012) Lesa Kirk is devastated to announce that her newly renovated offices at Kirk Talent were destroyed by fire. The building that Kirk Talent operates out of located at 70 Second Avenue East in Vancouver experienced a serious fire on Thursday evening, July 19th. Kirk Talent had gone through a major renovation and moved into this office just a year and a half ago. Despite this hardship suffered by the company—the talent agency hasn’t missed a beat with its client and services, which they are able to keep up with through virtual communications.
Lesa Kirk made a quick trip up from Los Angeles, where she now resides and her LA based Open Entertainment is located, to meet with the Fire Marshall and their insurance adjustors at the site to inspect the damages. “We understand the cause of the fire was an accident while the roof was being replaced. Due to the severity of the fire, smoke and water damage, this beautiful building will not be inhabitable for at least a year. Sadly, we must move and hope to find a new office by end of this week”, says Lesa, who is remaining optimistic.
Fortunately Kirk Talent's data and client’s current records were not destroyed but sadly they have lost all of their corporate inventory, furnishings, equipment, personal items and art collection.
Kirk Talent has informed all of their clients and have asked for patience and co-operation while they sort out their affairs. Their top priority is to service their clients and continue business as usual, which is possible thanks to virtual communications.
Kirk Talent was founded in 1989 and is based in Vancouver. The principals of the company have over 25 years of experience in agency operations and talent management in both Canada and the United States. Along with the Los Angeles based Open Entertainment subsidiary established 4 years ago, the companies are able to cover projects across North American and abroad. Agents and managers at Kirk Talent are focused on developing long-term relationships with a particular focus on professional, creative and personal development. Lesa Kirk has been directly involved in the development of motion picture projects, has a number of television projects in various stages of development and is a member of TAMAC (Talent Agents and Managers Association Canada).
Both companies combined represent actors in high profile television series and feature films including Liam James of"The Killing" and recently starring role in "Way Way Back"; Christopher Heyerdahl - AMC's "Hell On Wheels" and “True Blood”; Jean Luc-Bilodeau star of ABC's "Baby Daddy"; Caterina Scorsone, series lead on ABC' s “Private Practice"; Graham Wardle, series lead CBC's “Heartland”; Lynda Boyde, series lead "Republic Of Doyle"; Ksenia Solo, series lead "Lost Girl" on SyFy; Lesley Nicol, series lead “Dowton Abby”; Russell Means in Alan Balls’ new “Banshee”; Sufie Bradshaw, series regular on HBO’s “Veep”, to name a few.