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) and Become A Host, 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, Marki 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 and television personalities. Marki 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 as a world renowned Media Coach at her Become A Host academy. Household names such as Whitney Cummings, Tim Tebow, Cee Lo Green and Jeannie Mai have come to Marki for expert private coaching. Become A Host offers various hosting, acting, branding and production courses, taught by Marki, including one of the most prestigious and extensive on-camera host seminars in the country. Based on referrals from networks, top Hollywood agents, casting directors and production companies, her monthly “Host 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.
A Friendly word from Marki...
You’re here and you’re now.
So let’s get you in the know in this new social interactive dawn of media and TV. I dare YOU to join me,
Marki Costello, on this game-changing journey to becoming a successful, working on-camera personality.
We are at the dawn of a new media era where broadcast and digital are merging. Broadcast outlets are investing
tons of resources into their dot com’s as well as their TV channels. Double the outreach equals double the available work,
BUT also double the chances for the viewer to get the content they need. With that being said, it’s becoming increasingly
difficult to engage your audience. The mistake that many of today’s on-camera hosts make is modeling the old way of hosting.
But generically pretty, polished, perfect hosts are OUT, and personality-driven delivery is IN.
Your job as an on-camera host/personality is to create a compelling need,through your personality
and point of view, for viewers to get content from you. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and
over again and expecting different results. So I’ve made it my personal and professional mission to continuously deliver
new information. I provide the necessary tools and resources to help you navigate, thrive and survive in this
ever-changing business, and I will help you discover, define and deliver your brand in a way that nobody else will.
I know exactly what buyers, I know what the trends are, what’s in and what’s out. The biggest mistake you can make as
talent would be to seek information from an out-of-work host turned host coach, who ultimately has no idea what
buyers want and need. But I know this business like the back of my hand. I am in the trenches and I am in the know.
So, I’ve already dared you to join me.
Now for the truth – and that is, that everybody can succeed in this genre because you don’t have to have a lick of talent to be YOU.