9350 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
584 Broadway, Suite 310
New York, NY 10012
The principals of WKT PR are Annett Wolf, Lisa Kasteler and Cara Tripicchio. Annett and Lisa are both long-time publicists who began their careers at PMK and Solters/Roskin/Friedman respectively. Annett started the company in 1989 and Lisa joined her two years later to form Wolf-Kasteler. To meet the ever-growing needs and clientele of Wolf-Kasteler, the New York office opened in 1996, accompanying the established Beverly Hills office. Cara began her career at the agency at an entry-level position in 1997 and was named partner in January 2008.
Evelyn Karamanos joined the company in 1998, and in 2004, she was named Vice President. In early 2008, Evelyn was named Senior Vice President. Her client roster includes Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, January Jones, Matthew Morrison, Shaun White and Chace Crawford. Jessica Kolstad was named Vice President in early 2008 and has been with WKT since 2000. Among her clients are Elizabeth Banks, Colin Firth, Felicity Huffman, Mark Ruffalo and Nicolas Hoult. Recently-named Vice President Christine Tripicchio returned to WKT after a three-year venture into sports and entertainment public relations at ESPN. Her clients include Mia Wasikowska, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, and Rooney Mara.
The New York office has been in existence for over 16 years, and the last nine have been managed by Vice President Nicole Caruso. Nicole joined WKT in 2004 and has been able to maintain and sign the exemplary level of clientele for which WKT is known. Nicole’s client roster includes Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Ashley Olsen, Jason Sudeikis, Mary-Kate Olsen and Josh Lucas among others. Vice President Marla Farrell began with the company in 2003 and represents clients such as Elizabeth Olsen, Rose Byrne, Debra Messing and Colin Egglesfield.
In 23 years, WKT has made an indelible mark as a powerful agency with an extraordinary list of clients from all facets of the entertainment industry. The agency represents a number of established actors as well as up and coming talent including Kim Basinger, Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cage, Bradley Cooper, Chace Crawford, Keira Knightley, Cindy Crawford, John Cusack, Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Hudson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Evangeline Lilly, Debra Messing, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, Matthew Perry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Quaid, Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Adrianne Palicki, Ashley Judd, Tom Selleck and Mia Wasikowska to name a few.
WKT has maintained strong relationships with many of the clients for over 20 years. Many of them were not familiar faces when they began their affiliation with WKT, and the agency takes great pride in having built their worldwide fame. In addition to handling all domestic publicity on their behalf, the agency is also very involved in creating their international campaigns.
WKT operates on a global scale and is involved in all facets of a client’s image. New media has created many opportunities previously unavailable and the agency takes meticulous and strategic care to take advantage of those opportunities. WKT is known for its honest, thorough and savvy representation of talent and filmmaker, and carries that same service to the corporate accounts that the agency carefully selects.
In addition to actors, WKT has diversified the company over the years by expanding the agency’s expertise to encompass such talent and organization as: American Oceans Campaigns/Oceans; Adopt a Minefield; Project ALS Dinner; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Oxfam America; Entertainment Industry Foundation; Advertising Agency Benenson Janson; The Nate Berkus Show; Brillstein Grey, producer/manager Brad Grey, Production Company Plan B as well as serving as media consultants to Brad Grey and Paramount Pictures; Festival of Children; the Green Carpet Challenge; record label IronWorks started by actor Kiefer Sutherland; director Jon Turtletaub; New York based Amnesty International; The End Hunger Network; Nicolas Cage’s production company Saturn Films; Ilene Chaiken, the creator of Showtime’s series “The L Word”; David Friendly for the release of “Little Miss Sunshine”; Don Mischer Productions; unit publicity on the Saturn Films/Nicolas Cage directed film “Sonny”; unit publicity on the Mark Ruffalo directed film “Sympathy for Delicious” and the unit publicity for Emilio Estevez’s directed film “Bobby”; charity Operation Smile; Creators and writers of “The League,” Jeff and Jackie Schaffer; Kurt Sutter’s “Outlaw Empires”; Miss America Pageant; Writer/Producer Scott Silveri; The Christopher Reeve Foundation; the online company Estyle.com and babystyle.com for which Cindy Crawford was a business advisor, Cindy Crawford Home; The W Hotel Group; UNICEF for which Tea Leoni serves as an Ambassador; The W Hotel Group; Vintage LA event on behalf of the Salvation Army; Weight Watchers; Producer/Director/Writer Jason Winer; and the Julian D. King Gift Foundation (named in memory of Jennifer Hudson’s late nephew).
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