Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Keeping Your Representation

Everyone who has been in the industry for a while knows you can't get far without representation. However, getting representation and keeping it are two different things. The article at the link below will reveal some information you may never have been told. This is focused on the actor and talent agent relationship - but it is basically the same when working with a publicist or manager. Each are interested in clients who are participating, and are serious about building successful careers. That's because when the client is successful, they go along for the ride financially. It is a harsh reality, and nothing personal - but unprofitable clients get dropped. Note: Be sure to also watch the video at the bottom of the article.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Music Star

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Ron Blair (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) at a private event. The hat was a gift from Tom.

Photo: © R. J. Garis

Monday, September 09, 2019

This Is Cool

Please check out this new 13 minute documentary film on the early days of skateboarding photography. Our official agency videographer was a part of the production team on this. 

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

How To Build Your Industry Relationships

This industry is about who you know. Building strong working relationships with the gatekeepers and decision makers is the key to success. Whether it is a casting director, a talent agent, a publicist, a director or a photographer - it is vital to make a positive personal connection. That's how you build your career. The article at the link below offers some excellent tips for doing this.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Wise Words

"If you want to be successful in life and the entertainment business, learn how to get out of your own way - let the pros handle it."

— John Ferriter (Top Hollywood Agent) 

Friday, July 12, 2019

New Music Video

🎬 Check out this fun new music video by Sensi Trails,
and give them a follow on YouTube, IG and Facebook.

Monday, July 08, 2019

We Are Now In The Era Of The Photo

From portfolios and websites to Instagram - wow factor shots can literally launch a career.

Natasha - Sports Illustrated / Guess
Photo by Marc Adrian

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Clients In The Press

Another major article for our talented client - Director and Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco. Check out the amazing celebrity photos in this story.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Talent Agent's Perspective

The article at the link below is written from the perspective of a top talent agent in Australia, but it is the same in the US, and it applies to top publicists as well.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Over 4 Million Views

Proud to announce our client Aver Lim  (Asian actress, Influencer and YouTube celebrity) now has over four million viewsShe is also the author of three espionage thriller books - The Hourglass Series. The Red Hourglass is ranked as a Top 50 Espionage Thriller on Amazon. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York City, and was cast in the lead role in the Off Broadway production of War Lovers.

Saturday, May 04, 2019


Photos in this Vibe Magazine article are by Garis Agency client, Michael Grecco.
Also, be sure to read Michael's personal memories of John at the end (link below).

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Great Media Takes Time

Below, is a link to a major feature article we booked for a client - Author and Attorney, Kelly Bagla a few months ago. The article just came out. It is not uncommon for major publications to work several months ahead on their stories.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Client Interview

Everybody loves a good relationship topic. Here is a fun and informative interview we recently booked for our client - author and top psychologist, Mary Lamia, Ph.D. on the I Do Podcast (link below). The topic is - Rebound Relationships.

Monday, March 18, 2019

New TV Series - (Vogue)

Our client, Michael Grecco is an Executive Producer, and also appears in, a fascinating new TV series about the music industry. Here's the full story in Vogue ...

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Your Relationships Impact Your Career

If your relationships aren't going well, neither will your career. Auditions and go-sees, writing and creative projects all depend on having a good attitude and mental state. Here is a terrific feature by national journalist Seth Simons we got for our client - author / speaker, Dr. Mary Lamia. This is a fascinating topic with very valuable information for everyone (link below).

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Client Spotlight

Ever thought you might be living in a haunted house? If so, you need to hear this radio interview with our client, expert on all things haunted and author of five books, Jane Jordan. She offers tips on how to actually tell if your house has some ghostly visitors. Warning - this is pretty spooky stuff.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How To Get A Meeting In Hollywood

The competition for actors, models, authors, and creative personalities of all types in the media and entertainment industries is enormous. It is also an intensely personal industry which requires making connections. However, just getting a meeting with a top agent, publicist or producer can be a difficult challenge. The article at the link below provides some good advice, and a few tips to help.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New Face

Available for modeling and promotional events (Mariana). Click on each pic below for full size. Booking: contact  Photos: @jpgrafphotography

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Does Your Instagram Really Matter?

For certain people and businesses, social media matters a lot. A photographer was recently hired by a major company for an amazing "career making" photo shoot, then abruptly dismissed because she didn't have enough followers on Instagram. Whether you are an actor, musician, photographer, author, model or entrepreneur, if you think social media doesn't matter - read the article at the link below for a quick reality check.

How do you build a social media following? By using traditional publicity - radio, TV, major podcasts and print. That's why top influencers, and personalities continue to do mainstream media interviews. Bottom line - hire an established publicist to help you get in the spotlight, and your social following numbers, blog subscribers, (and most importantly - your engagement, likes and comments on posts) will naturally grow.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Getting The Shot

As publicists, we obviously recommend top photographers. However, there are often unexpected occasions when a pro is not there or not quickly available. As a sideline skill - a publicist needs to know their way around a camera. We always carry both quality cell phone cameras, and full DSLR cameras with us at all strategic events. We've taken classes, and we follow the latest tips from top photographers like Russell James. The short video below is one of his latest.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Our Author Client In USA Today

Here's a great USA Today article, including an interview we got for our client Dr. Mary Lamia (link below). If you know anyone suffering from depression around the holidays, this info may help.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Go California Style In 2019

The huge economic, and creative success of California is so great that many think it should be an independent nation. The casual business style, philosophy and lifestyle that dominates the culture here serves to encourage innovation and original thinking. The Garis Agency has been based in California for many years (our director grew up in LA). We've seen how many trends and global ideas start here. As California goes - so goes the world. So, if you want to be rockin your business or career in 2019 - you might think about how you can apply the California model. The article at the link below provides more detail and examples ...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Make Some Waves!

Each bracelet funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastline. Join the movement, and make some waves! Visit the link below. ♻

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Has the Fashion Influencer Bubble Burst?

Many brands are re-thinking their influencer strategy, and many influencers are re-thinking their brand relationships. The article at the link below provides some surprising insight into the rapidly changing landscape of influencer marketing.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hiring A Model

Whether it's for a book cover, a fashion shoot, product publicity or web site photos - having just the right look is critical for today's visually oriented market. The right model can have a huge impact on the success of the promotion. As publicists, we often consult on casting for photo and video shoots. The article at the link below offers some excellent tips on finding the perfect model for your situation, and how much to pay them.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Client Spotlight

A great book titled, "The Art of Having It All" by our client Christy Whitman can give you some amazing secrets to success. It has become a New York Times bestseller. Check out Christy's website at the link below.

Monday, November 05, 2018

How Can Your Business Grab Celebrity Attention?

Every business wants celebrity customers and endorsements. They can instantly and dramatically boost sales and name recognition. However, connecting with a celebrity can be quite challenging. Below, is a link to a short article with some very accurate tips to help.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Who Are You Hanging With?

Are you asking the right people out to lunch? Are you doing coffee with well accomplished individuals and potential mentors? Who you spend your time with can have a dramatic impact on your career and life situation. Take a serious look at how (and with who) you are spending your time.

"Surround yourself with smart people who dominate their lives, and who are successful in the way you would like to experience success. If you are hanging out with five starving friends, and that is whom you mainly associate with, you will likely become number six." -- Robert Voltaire