Alec Shankman is Co-Managing Partner at A3 Artists Agency. He started his career in Hollywood at A3 (formerly known as Abrams Artists Agency) in 2003 where he personally launched the very successful Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding Division. Alec is also the Chairman of the agency’s first-of-its-kind NFT Task Force, which helps clients to facilitate a wide variety of NFT drops across the NFT ecosystem. He and his team of nearly 40 represent many of the top TV personalities, producers, podcasters artists and influencers across linear and digital media. Linear projects and talent/casts that he has been directly involved with include examples such as A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Discovery’s Gold Rush, Nat Geo’s Wicked Tuna, MTV’s Teen Mom, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Discovery/Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, History Channel’s Swamp People, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, Discovery’s Street Outlaws, Netflix’s Bling Empire, etc. His team’s digital clientele list includes over 250 of the biggest names in the digital ecosystem across all primary social media platforms.
In 2009 Alec also co-founded GotCast.com, which was the Internet’s premier interactive casting site & social network for talent. Under his supervision, GotCast innovated the talent sourcing business, casting over 750,000 entertainment projects. He also launched MediaBlastr, GotCast's popular social media-based contest platform. MediaBlastr powered hugely successful campaigns sponsored by top brands like Mercedes-Benz, Sony Playstation, L'Oreal, Dove, Charles Schwab, & Garnier Fructis. In 2010, GotCast was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal for Innovation & Vision.
Alec's 1st book, ‘Moving to Los Angeles: The ABC’s of Making Your Hollywood Dreams Come True,’ was published in 2010. His 2nd book 'Moving to Los Angeles: The ABC's of Getting an Agent,' was published in 2012.