Arlene Thornton & Associates is a boutique talent agency located in the San Fernando Valley with 35+ years of experience in the entertainment industry.
Native to the Los Angeles area, Larry has been working in the voice over industry for 25+ years. First as a recording engineer, then as a casting director, and now as an associate at Arlene Thornton & Associates. "The ways in which media is consumed are always evolving, and trends are always changing. It's up to us as an agency to be aware of shifting tides, so that we may service our clients as effectively as possible. It's a business about people. Connecting with them, understanding them, and helping them".
Myrna Valenzuela was born and raised in L.A. She had dreams of becoming a CPA for one of the Big Six accounting firms. (They're now the Big Four). However, after attending an accounting course at USC campus during her senior year in high school, she realized as much as she loved numbers it wasn't her passion. She attended LA Valley College and studied Business and Economics. After holding a few office jobs in the San Fernando Valley, she joined Arlene Thornton & Associates as their Receptionist. It was there that she learned all about the business and three years later was promoted to On-camera Assistant. Shortly after moved over to the Voiceover Department joining the most amazing team in the business. She was promoted to Agent and after 15+yrs in the business feels there still so much to learn in this ever changing business we call Show! Myrna is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish which makes her invaluable in communicating with the Spanish market in this ever expanding marketplace. During time off, Myrna takes every opportunity to travel with friends and family. She’s a Green Bay Packers fan and a competitive Olympic Weightlifter. Best of all, she’s a fur-mom to three adorable felines.
Originally from Southern New Jersey, Olivia grew up as a professional Actress. Never fully satisfied with her agents, she attended Rider University where she studied the business end of the Entertainment Industry and graduated with a Degree in TV/Film Production looking to become an agent, herself. Since then, she has gone on to work as a SAG/AFTRA Talent Agent in 4 out of the top 5 markets in the country. She is known for utilizing her unique experience (both in front of the camera and behind the scenes) to help her clients navigate the casting process successfully, all while maximizing the amount of opportunities and bookings she sends their way. Her ability to relate to her clients, paired with her competitive business-minded nature, she has gained a reputation of consistently going the extra mile to look out for the best interest of each individual she represents. Some fun facts about Olivia: She's been a Vegan for 27yrs. A fur-mom to two sweet kitties: Ben & Gerry. Loves the Philadelphias Phillies & Tampa Bay Bucanneers and enjoys spending time outdoors.