If you plan on working as host in Los Angeles, you better get in front of Marki Costello.
Marki Costello, president of Creative Management Entertainment Group (CMEG), is an industry veteran with over two decades on Hollywood’s front line. Being the only management firm in Hollywood to specialize in host management, CMEG has expanded to encompass a theatrical department, a casting division, and a production arm. Over the decades, she has risen through the ranks of successful companies such as Disney, Warner Bros., FOX, and TBS and now runs one of the most dynamic entertainment companies in show business.
CMEG specializes in the management of over 30 on-air hosts such as, Jason Kennedy of E! News, 2012 Emmy Award winner, Todd Newton and Debbie Matenopoulos of The View and The Insider. Whitney Cummings, Kelly Osbourne, Cee Lo Green and Hank Baskett have come to Marki for expert coaching. She has also appeared as a branding consultant on VH1’s “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” co-hosted with Danny Bonaducie’s “I Know My Child’s a Star,” E! Entertainment’s “Fight for Fame” and ABC’s “Next Big Thing” as an expert in this field.
In addition to casting and management, Marki also puts her talents to work by teaching one of the most prestigious on-camera host seminars in the country. Based on referrals from networks, top Hollywood agents, casting directors and production companies, her monthly “boot camps” have been consistently booked full for over 14 years based on word of mouth. Marki has been involved with various workshops around the country, including one for the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Marki authored the very first book on television hosting called “The Inside Secrets Used by Every Successful TV Host” which sold 10,000 copies in the first quarter after its release in 2012. Marki had a hit television show based on her balancing her work and family life last fall on E! Entertainment Network, called The Drama Queen.
She has been named to “Who’s Who of American Women” by W and Los Angeles Times Magazines and is well known and respected by a diverse cross-section of entertainment and industry executives from coast to coast.
Simultaneous to running a successful firm, she is raising two children, Lucas and Finn. They currently reside in Pacific Palisades.