“I’ve worked with Joanna Jordan and Central Talent Booking for close to 20 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live and other various projects. There is no better one-stop shop for booking. Joanna is a force and has her finger on the pulse of the full spectrum of the talent universe and her team delivers relentlessly on accomplishing the booking mission, whatever the scenario.”
Doug Deluca Co Executive Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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“We've been working with Central Talent Booking since 2014. Joanna and her team have secured us some of our biggest and best guests. No ask is too difficult, no suggestion is to trivial. They work tirelessly to make sure the our high standards are maintained and our reputation as a premiere interview outlet remains unsullied. Not to mention, they are wonderful people, kind and easy to work with. They are a trusted and valued partnership that we would be a lesser operation without.”
Brendan McDonald Producer, Co-Creator, Co-Owner, WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
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“Thanks to CTB, a common refrain on a recent project we are collaborating with them on has been how great our guest list is! They always answer the phone and are quick to address our ever changing calendar. We have worked with them on multiple series and over multiple seasons. Would recommend!”
Albert Bianchini Milojo Productions
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“We've been using CTB to help book our show for a year now and can't speak highly enough of them. Super detail oriented, fast to respond, and they always deliver with great ideas. They have leads for almost any guest you can imagine, and the turnaround time for booking is super fast. If you're looking for talent booking, give them a call!”
Zach Powers Producer, This Past Weekend with Theo Von Podcast
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“The best in the business!”
Lewis Kay Founder, Kovert Creative
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“CTB has played an integral role in helping us launch a Network. They tirelessly work to get guests for six live shows. We appreciate their hard working and positive energy!”
Brandilee Coon Executive Producer & Showrunner, Prime Video Sports Talk
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“As ammunition for when you’re pitching… were up to 6 Million downloads a month now. Basically we’ve doubled the audience in last 6 months and it continues to grow 😘”
Rachel Hollis Host, The Rachel Hollis Podcast
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Joanna and the CTB team on numerous projects over the years, including under some incredibly stressful, unprecedented conditions (a pandemic, a labor strike, an incoming hurricane, etc.). Not only do they always get it done, but they're always calm, flexible, and willing to go above and beyond no matter the challenge. Beyond all of that, my favorite thing about working with CTB is that they approach everything like they are a part of the show's team. They work incredibly well with both creative and production, and I can't stress enough what true team players they are.”
Bari Jean Dorman Producer, Jeopardy! Primetime
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“What can I say this is one of the most efficient, dependable, and best companies we have ever worked with. My boss has a longstanding history of hiring them for each unique project that we do - and each unique CTB team member brings something major to the table-in addition to being incredibly kind, and fun to be around. No matter how stressful the project is, they provide a secure, reliable service while consistently surpassing all expectations. WORTH EVERY PENNY. Highly recommend!”
Sarni Rogers Embassy Row
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“I have collaborated with Joanna Jordan and her team for many years as a television executive and producer and CTB is best-in-class with exceptional industry relationships and on the cutting edge of talent strategy and development. I am endlessly impressed with Joanna Jordan and her entrepreneurial approach, creativity, and relentless pursuit of innovation at CTB. She builds iconic brands from the ground up as a prescient talent and trend-spotter and brings cultural insights and relevance and a global perspective to every project. She’s an indefatigable creative collaborator and producer and elevates every project she’s associated with. Joanna is a strategist and marketer at heart who is data-driven and innately knows what content and talent resonates with audiences and how to create maximum social media and cultural impact.”
Hilary McLoughlin Co-Founder & Co-CEO at NY27 Productions
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“I have a great team I invest in, I have bookers that work for my show, and it was them that secured Gypsy. So shoutout to Claire and her team!”
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Nick Viall Host, The Viall Files
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“Joanna and her super-friendly team at CTB really are the best in the business. Hard-working and collaborative, with trusted and proven relationships across the industry, and always armed with the very latest talent and TV & film market insight – they bring value to every project we have worked together on. CTB have been invaluable to us in shaping and casting some of our biggest and most premium shows, and we look forward to working with them again.”
David Devenney Head Of Development, Specialist Factual at BBC Studios
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“Joanna Jordan and her team at Central Talent Booking are a "must-have" for a show looking to book high-profile celebrity guests, or a network looking to find on-camera hosts. They are strong collaborators and always help to bring a creative vision to fruition; they have a wealth of industry knowledge, are eager to brainstorm ideas, and can strategically pivot, if needed. I've had the pleasure of working with them over the past ten years; they booked and secured multiple celebrity guests and hosts for Amazon Live and Amazon's Style Code Live, and worked to secure high level talent for development at Six West Media. I highly recommend CTB!”
Cordelia Bowe Executive Television Producer
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“We here at The Commercial Break podcast are one very happy client of CTB. The Professionalism, attention and urgency that we receive from Central Talent Booking is refreshing change. Early in the show’s run, we used flyby night booking services and online guesting services, that only brought lackluster opportunities at best. CTB worked closely with our show to book, solid, celebrity guests that fit the personality and The Commercial Break. We strongly recommend contacting the team at CTB when, considering your talent booking needs. CTB gets a big A+ from our team!”
Bryan Green Host, The Commercial Break Podcast
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“Central Talent Booking is truly the best of the best. Their work is synonymous with excellence. They book prestige programming, their staff has their finger on the pulse, and everything is always seamless and most importantly a joy! I feel very lucky to know them and to witness their incredible work every single day.”
Chase Lehner Publicist, Narrative
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“I have been working in showbiz for 30 years now & there is nobody I would rather have on my team than the folks at CTB. From getting A-list talent to helping iron out every last detail, Joanna and her staff have got your back 100% and will not rest until they are sure everything goes off without a hitch. Cannot recommend them highly enough for your talent booking needs. Thank you, Joanna, Adrienne, Bella, Lindsey & Megan!”
Cassie St. Onge Producer
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“We hired CTB to help cast celebrity guests on the latest season of Impractical Jokers, and they were fantastic partners from start to finish. Their entire team was a pleasure to work with. Best in the business!”
Simmy Kustanowitz Executive Producer/Showrunner, Impractical Jokers
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“I’ve worked with CTB for years and they have always been excellent partners. Jo and her team work really hard, have incredible relationships with talent and their reps and know how to get things done. I’d recommend for anyone looking to raise their game in the talent booking arena!”
Sandy Girard Former EVP, Crooked Media
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“CTB are experienced bookers with great relationships throughout the industry. Their team is collaborative, friendly,organized and diligent. They bring their own ideas and are also happy to pursue clients' thoughts and leads. Book them now for your booking needs!”
Alycia Rossiter TV Producer/Showrunner
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“CTB is fantastic. They have been booking celebrity guests for the podcast I produce and their team is always professional, reliable, and forward thinking. They have close relationships with top talent and they've made my show better. I highly recommend them.”
Zac Miller Show Runner, The Kim Gravel Show
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“I have had wonderful experiences with Joanna and her team of all stars at CTB. They have secured so many great celebrity booking for me for my network specials I have lost count. They are collaborative and trustworthy. I trust them creatively and love working with them.”
John Green Executive Vice President of Creative & Talent at Veyl Ventures
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“Working with CTB is such a pleasure - they are the consummate professionals and truly the best at what they do. Jo and her team are smart, savvy and they always deliver on connecting their clients with the right talent to elevate their projects. I love working with CTB because not only are they amazing at what they do, they are also all around great people who are trailblazers in their field. Can’t recommend them highly enough!!”
Kimberly Gilmore Chief Historian at the History Channel/ A+E Network
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“I’ve been working with CTB and Jo for over 20 years and they are the best of the best. They are extremely professional and easy to work with. Even through the most high pressure situations with high profile clients, Jo always managers to help work through the conflict with precision and a smile.”
Michelle Margolis Publicist, The Lede Company
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“The CTB team is by far the best booking company in the business! Joanna and her team take personal interest in making sure they’re booking the best guests for each unique project they work on and they always go the extra mile to secure those bookings. Whether it’s actors, musicians, athletes or politicians CTB has the relationships to enable going straight to the source. I couldn’t recommend them enough and - as an added bonus -they’re just great people to work with as well!”
Deb Cullen Executive Producer
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“Thanks to Joanna and her amazing team we have been able to form a great partnership at Spotify. They are always collaborative, organized and professional and have helped book some of the biggest names in entertainment. If you are a podcast and in need of talent booking, I can't recommend Central Talent Booking enough!”
Jonathan Cohen Associate Director, Content Partnerships at Spotify
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“I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with Joanna and her team over the course of numerous projects and many many years and have always been impressed by CTB's knowledge, connections, advice and professionalism. I've always appreciated Jo's candor and her people skills are second to none. Joanna and her team are simply the best at what they do.”
Jonathan Sehring Entertainment Executive
“I have worked with Jo for more than 25 years and there is no one better at pairing talent and media in incredibly effective ways. She has extensive relationships, a vast knowledge of the media and entertainment landscapes and a keen sense of how to build brands and talent into household names. There has never been more complexity to navigating media, celebrity and promotion and Jo is a trusted partner to many.”
Joe Libonati Public Relations
“I've worked with Jo and her team for almost 20 years. They are incredibly professional, kind and always a delight to work with. Her understanding of the booking side of the business is top notch. She's the best at what she does. She knows how to spot great young talent and fights hard for what she believes in. She's been such an integral part of building and cultivating some of the most successful talk shows, podcasts and appearances. Our entire agency loves working with her and everyone at Central Talent Booking.”
Megan Moss Owner, Narrative
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“Love working with Joanna Jordan and her team! Professionals who get it done. Joanna is creative, a problem solver and someone I love collaborating with (and we have been for well over 20 years!).”
Mara Buxbaum President, ID Public Relations
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“I've worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, producing television shows for studios, networks, and companies such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Hulu, Sony, MGM, ESPN, MTV, and others. When it comes to booking, Central Talent Booking is the best in the biz. They know and can get to everyone in both LA and NYC. And their entire team is incredible to work with. I would and will continue to hire them in a heartbeat. CTB for the win.”
Brett Webster Freelance Executive Producer
“CTB has been a central partner for my success in media. Not only can they help with any booking need you have, they come to the table with creative ideas, logistics help and business savvy. I credit this relationship with many of the greatest moments I've had in my career, and am so grateful for Jo and her team.”
JJ Miller Senior Vice President of Video & Media, Sharecare
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“Central Talent Booking is top notch! Joanna Jordan has built an amazing talent booking agency, filling it with a professional, polite, and easy to work with team. Whenever I've booked a client on one of the many shows, podcasts, or digital content opps they represent, I've always come away with nothing less than an A+ experience. And while this may come off as hyperbole, anyone who knows Joanna and has worked with her and her staff, know that I'm being 100. Whenever I'm asked what booking agencies I recommend working with, CTB is always #1 on my list.”
Greg Longstreet DDA Public Relations
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“Our work leans on the support of several dozen contractors in the production, philanthropic, military and government spaces - and by far, CTB is our favorite of any of these collaborations. It truly is a collaboration, with Jo and her team working with us to find the best fits for our productions, while always looking to raise the bar each time. The entire team is professional, positive, and can-do, and give us first-class treatment and attention. In short, working with CTB is a pleasure!”
Tim Holbert President, American Veterans Center
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“Joanna, Kellie and the entire team are the best in the biz. They are always transparent, quick and kind. I love working with them. I wish they booked all the things.”
Samantha Srinivasan Founder, Sechel PR
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“CTB is first class all the way. Their attention to detail and thoughtful engagement sets the industry standard. They ask the right questions and deliver the desired results.”
James Crittenden Media Consultant
“CTB is an incredibly strategic booking firm that keeps the larger picture and business goals in mind while providing innovative advice to all different clients.”
Mamie Healey Director Worldwide Events, Apple
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“I have worked with Central Talent Booking for over 10 years and Joanna Jordan and her entire booking team are the best in the business.”
Lindsey Ludwig Publicist, Viewpoint PR
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“One of the best in the business. Jo and her team have it dialed in, and fully understand the ever changing entertainment landscape. When CTB is attached to a booking project, you know it will be worth your client's time.”
Rob Greenwald EVP R&CPMK
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“Absolutely adore working with them. A lovely group of people to work with. Responsive, fair, strategic, hardworking, smart, really good group.”
Jillian Fowkes Publicist, Birch Public Relations
“Central Talent Booking has been a go-to resource for me for many years. Jo Jordan and her incredible team are trusted collaborators who are consistently professional, responsive, smart, communicative, capable, helpful and always an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Lauren Auslander CEO, Luna Entertainment
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“Very professional and always a pleasure to work with. Very thorough in their follow up and providing details when needed. Great team at the top of their game!”
Christina Papadopoulos Publicist, Initiative PR
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“Working with Jo Jordan and the entire CTB team for the past 15 years has truly been an incredible experience. They have supported both me and my clients since Day 1 and always work with the utmost respect, professionalism and passion. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow side by side with CTB and can't wait to accomplish even more together. Thank you to Jo and CTB for showing us all how it's done!”
Kate Rosen Public Relations Specialist, The Lede Company
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“Joanna and her team are consummate, world class professionals and are, by a long shot, the best in class in their industry. it is a pleasure doing business with them.”
Simon Halls Partner, Slate PR
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“I love working with Jo and the entire CTB team. They are trusted professionals, creative, pay attention to details and get things done! CTB is the best in the business!”
Allison Elbl Senior VP, Shore Fire Media
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“Joanna Jordan and the entire CTB team are amazing to work with. Over 25 years of great, fun experiences together and with some of the team becoming like family. Always a pleasure and look forward to our continued working relationship with Jo and the CTB team.”
Jeff Raymond President of Talent, R&CPMK
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“We began using CTB for our bookings for podcasts earlier this summer. Joanna and staff are the real deal! Their planning is very thoughtful and execution is very quick. Really admire the staff’s work ethic and persistence with getting the right fits. Will definitely continue to use them for bigger events! Very worth the cost!”
Michael Piroli Producer, You Already Know with Kenan Thompson & Tani Marole Podcast
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“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joanna and the CTB team for 15 years across multiple show formats. They are hands down the best in the business. They always secure top notch talent and approach bookings from a strategic and holistic place to elevate the entire show. More impressively, they know everything going on in the industry. Joanna especially has her fingers on the pulse and is always thinking several steps ahead.”
Mitch Cole Vice President Late Night & Specials, Disney ABC
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“I’ve worked with Jo Jordan and her incredible team for over 12 years and since day one, I have always felt the highest level of support, communication, kindness and enthusiasm. I’ve witnessed first hand the same level of care and excitement for a first time, new talent booking as they’d have for a returning A-list guest - and the utmost professionalism every time. Everyone who works at CTB cares so deeply about producing the best work possible and it shows daily and consistently throughout the years and with each successful and entertaining show they’re a part of. I always know I’m in the best hands with this team and have loved watching them grow and flourish. I am truly grateful for their partnership and excited for all that’s ahead! Thank you Jo & CTB!”
Katie Doyle Film Publicity, Netflix
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“The professionalism, kindness, and ease of communication exuded by Joanna and her team has made our collaboration an absolute pleasure. I always look forward to our inspiring calls, and I'm so grateful for the ways in which they help elevate our show.”
Dorothy Abrahams Producer, WaitWhat
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“I have known Joanna Jordan since before she started CTB. I watched her grow the company, to developing the best team of talent bookers working on many media outlets where I regularly book my clients. We have been on the front lines together time and time again and I trust her instincts. Joanna and her team at CTB are reliable and efficient, as well as easy to work with.”
Jill Fritzo Jill Frizto Public Relations
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“The CTB team works incredibly hard and operates with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism. They do everything in their power to ensure their clients are getting the best of the best while maintaining their relationships with publicists and talent. You always know your clients are in good hands with the team and they also put great effort in discovering new talent. They are creative, fun, strategic, kind and truly a pleasure to work with!”
Elaine Patterson SVP, Publicity at Focus Features
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“Jo and the CTB team are a trusted, thoughtful, strategic, collaborative, and incredibly hard-working group with deep relationships across the industry. I’ve worked with CTB for over 15 years – every time we work together it feels like a true partnership between the studio and the show they are booking. They put so much care into every booking. They are truly the best in the business and I adore working with them!”
Michelle Rydberg Senior Vice President, National Publicity at Paramount Pictures
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“Love working with CTB. Joanna and Kellie are responsive, kind, informative and a joy to work with.”
Sara Zebrack Publicity Manager, Original Series at Netflix
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“Central Talent Booking is the best of the best. They are the most strategic and thoughtful bookers working today. They start talking about ideas very early on so that by the time your film is released, you've been working and refining a plan with them for months and months. That level of dedication is what makes them so amazing to work with.”
Danielle Maggin Senior Vice President · Sony Pictures Entertainment
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“I have personally worked with Joanna and her team for over 20 years. Their long-time dedication to their clients is inspiring. They continue to be creative and ahead the curve in their field of talent procurement.”
Annett Wolf Wolf|Kasteler Public Relations
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“I have always found Central Talent Booking to be a kind, courteous and respectful company - always at the top of the industry. The integrity and intelligence has been consistent over the 15+ years I've gotten to work with CTB...and I truly believe this is a reflection of Joanna Jordon and her leadership. I also pay closer attention when it comes from CTB.”
Matthew Polk Polk and Company: Theatrical Public Relations
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“I've had the pleasure of working with Joanna and the CTB team for a few different shows over the years and cannot recommend them enough. The entire team is hard working, trustworthy, and fantastic to work with. Whether it's a celebrity, musician, athlete, politician, or social influencer, they seem to be connected to just about everyone and can help secure the guests you want for your show. All in all, CTB is the best!”
Laura Petrucelli Former Producer, The Stephen A. Smith Show
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“We started with CTB awhile ago, we initially wanted a 3 month trial to see if it was a fit, they exceeded our wildest expectations and we ended up signing a year contract with them. Couldn't be more please to have them book for the Wildride! with Steve-O Podcast.”
Scott Randolph Producer and Co-Host of Steve-O's Wild Ride Podcast
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“I have worked with CTB for a very long time. They are the best in the business! Working on the studio side of things, I have booked many talent on their shows and it's always a smooth and collaborative process. We've joined forces on standard appearances, asset launches, stunts, viral videos - the list goes on and on. They are amazing partners, extremely professional and nimble. I look forward to working with them for years to come!”
Rebecca Klein Coordinator of National Publicity at Fox Searchlight Pictures
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“Love EVERYTHING about my (Ahem) BEAUTIFUL CTB family: They listen, they care, they crush it in casting..: they truly are the best!!”
Lawrence Zarian Host, You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian Podcast
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“CTB is the literal best in the business. Joanna and her entire team on both coasts not only deeply care about the shows that they work with and the talent that they book, but they care about each and every relationship that they have in this business. Ours alone spans nearly 20 years and has continually gotten even better with each passing year! I know I am always in great hands with them, whether it's putting our heads together to make out of the box magic happen, or whether it's the simple nuances of a booking, which they are a part of from soup to nuts. I look forward to many more years of collaborations and working with the entire team at CTB”
Teni Karapetian Netflix Film Publicity
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“One of the best teams to work with!”
Michael Fabiani Senior Vice President, Communications, Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios
“Love working with CTB! They are extremely professional and always collaborative. Have worked with the team here for many many years and I can’t say enough great things. They are always looking to partner with us with great out of the box ideas. I appreciate the attention to detail and love that it’s always a true partnership on every level.”
April Florentino Senior Vice President, Global Publicity of Sony Pictures Entertainment
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“Antoine and the team at CTB did a fantastic job, helping us quickly book guests for our project. Great job, looking forward to working with them on an ongoing basis!”
Kevin Bennett
“Love working with CTB! Use them as much as humanly possible for all my booking needs!”
Donick Cary Executive Producer of Good Trip
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“I have worked with CTB for many years now and have always had a fantastic experience. They are the best in the business and I cannot recommend them more highly.”
Amanda de Cadenet Founder at Girlgaze Inc., Creator of The Conversation
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“Central Talent Booking has been a go-to resource for me for many years. Jo Jordan and her incredible team are trusted collaborators who are consistently professional, responsive, smart, communicative, capable, helpful and always an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Lauren Auslander CEO, Luna Entertainment
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“I have worked closely with Joanna Jordan since 1996 when she was the head booker at the Late Show With David Letterman. I was an eyewitness to her amazing ability to book the biggest (and most topical) guests often under great time constraints and heavy competition. I continued to work with Joanna and the incredible staff she put together at Central Talent Booking. We most recently worked with CTB on the inaugural CBS Live Experiences event in 2018 ["An Evening With Sunday Morning"). Central Talent Booking was a big reason for the success of that event which included Hugh Jackman, and the Cast Of Murphy Brown. CTB is made up of a team of guest specialists who do more than just book guests for you. They spend time with you to really understand the blend you are looking for and the overall goal of the production. They have THE most up to date calendar of movie/book/record releases and talent availabilities in the entertainment field. They are one stop shopping for any medium that requires the most topical and talked about guests that are out there.”
Vinnie Favale Comedy Producer
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“I have had the privilege of working with the incredible Central Talent Booking team over the last decade. Joanna and the team are among the best in the business and have been responsible for some of the best secured media placements for my clients. I know that when I work with CTB, I will always get the utmost professionalism and best results possible. I highly recommend working with the CTB!”
Lee Meltzer Publicist
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“CTB run by the force of nature that is Jo Jordan is the best! Always dedicated to doing the best job possible and dedicated to its clients. I’ve worked with them for almost 20 years and give them my highest recommendation”
Daria Vogel Entertainment Publicity Consultant
“I have worked with Joanna at nearly all of the Hollywood studios, Broadcast Networks and many many other media outlets, linear and streaming. Simply put, she is the best, just go straight to her and save your time. She is more than a booking agency she is a strategic partner.”
Dave Smith CEO at SmithGeiger LLC
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“Joanna is a true guru, a classy and consummate professional, an honest and straightforward colleague an absolute pleasure to work with. I welcome any opportunity for collaboration with Joanna and feel lucky to have known her and worked with her for almost 20 years!!”
Lauren Auslander CEO at Luna Entertainmet
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“I have known Joanna for almost 25 years. I have seen her grow into one of the most successful business women in my industry. She has built an amazing company of strong women, and approaches every client with creativity and respect. There is no one better for talent outreach!! I am proud to call her my friend and colleague.”
Cari Ross SVP Communications for the Gersh Agency
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“I wish I'd had her in high school when I was looking for a date to the prom.”
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“Joanna is one of the best in the biz. If you need a firm to book your show, this is your team!! They have long-standing relationships with A-list celebrities and their publicists. And if they say they're going to deliver...they deliver! The best part about working with Joanna and her team...they are fun and delightful to be around. I highly recommend!”
Candi Carter TV Executive Producer
“One of New York's most respected talent bookers”
Emma Brockes Journalist, The Guardian
“Joanna and CTB has been my go to for Celebrity Talent Booking (and human interest guests) for over 20 years. She and her team treat each project like it's a top priority, giving it the attention, focus and energy that CTB is known for. The company is full of strong, smart women who all support each other and work as a seamless team. Joanna is also a mentor and many of her former staffers have gone on to become some of the strongest entertainment content producers I know. I've been lucky enough to have a few former CTB staffers work for me on various talk-shows and game shows. I recommend Joanna and CTB as the go-to team for any project, from broadcast tv series and live specials, to streaming video, digital media, live events and podcasts, they do it all.”
Corin Nelson TV Executive Producer
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“Joanna Jordan and Central Talent Booking are truly the best of the best. Creative, connected, strategic, resilient, honest, hard working are just a few adjectives that describe Joanna and her entire team at Central Talent Booking. When you hire CTB, you can immediately take a breath, know they have your back, and will fulfill the job with amazing results. There is no one who knows the business better and gets it done. CTB will always be my first call when I have a booking need.”
Zoe Friedman Senior Vice President of Development/Head of Comedy at Blue Ribbon Content
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“Considered one of the industry's premier bookers”
Tatiana Siegel Journalist, Variety
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“I can highly recommend Jo and her team as excellent creative and strategic partners for leveraging the entertainment community and channels. I have worked with Jo many many times over the last 20 years and she always is willing to lean in, has fresh ideas, and has successfully innovated her business model as the landscape changed, usually ahead of everyone else. She is one of the most connected and respected women in the entertainment industry and is a pleasure to work with. She also happens to be a phenomenal human.”
Jennifer Ferguson VP Brand Creative for Lifetime
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“A supremely talented professional, Jo is simply the best. For organizations, and individuals looking for a talent company who can manage and produce from small to grand, this is the only person you need to reach out for. Not only creative and kind, you will also have fun. That’s a lethal combination in this day and age.”
Yvette Vega Emmy Award winning Executive Producer, Journalist
“My thoughts on Joanna Jordan haven't changed since I first met her in the late 1980's. They are as follows: And on the eighth day, God created Joanna Jordan. Thank you God for creating someone who has the best work ethic I have ever seen; who delivers on promises others are afraid to even make; and who is the "go to" person on getting things done. Memo to God: You done good.”
Stan Rosenfield CEO, Stan Rosenfield & Associates
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“I have known Joanna for more than 20 years and have had the privilege and pleasure of working with CTB. She has assembled a great group of talent bookers and we have had great success putting clients on television shows, in magazines and on websites. Led by Joanna, the bookers at CTB are responsive, helpful, honest and collaborative. We value and enjoy our working relationship very much.”
Leslee Dart Founder, 42 West
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“It's difficult to overstate the tremendous value Joanna Jordan and her business, Central Talent Booking, has had not only on my personal business projects, but also the television industry as a whole. Joanna and CTU have their pulse on who's doing what in Hollywood, and have provided me with top tier guest bookings on a number of television and digital shows. She and her team work with the best of the best. Not only does she make tremendous guests available to shows with all levels of reach and audience , she and her team go the extra mile on follow through, ensuring everything goes smoothly before, during and after the appearance. But also, quite importantly - she is really pleasant to work with. (That REALLY MATTERS!) I seize every opportunity I can to work and collaborate with her.”
Brian Balthazar President, Balthazar Entertainment, Executive Producer and TV Personality
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“Working with Jo over the years has been both a pleasure and a learning experience for me. She is an absolute trailblazer in her field and is unflappable in the face of constantly changing media. Jo's vast network in the entertainment world is unrivaled. If you're working on a show with Jo and her team you know you're in good hands and the end product really does reflect that.”
Caitlyn Becker DailyMailTV Correspondent / DailyMail.com Reporter
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“Joanna Jordan and her team and Central Talent Booking are incredible. I have been working with them for years and they are the best of the best!”
Lori Burns Publicist, The Lede
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“Jo is a consummate pro with the best contacts in the business, bar none.”
Desiree Gruber CEO at Full Picture, Co-Founder DGNL Ventures
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“I had the good fortune to work with Jo on The Late Show with David Letterman and witness the birth and growth of Central Talent Booking. For me, CTB is the best talent booking company in the business and my go-to choice when building new shows, networks, and platforms. They’re smart, collaborative, and highly attuned to their clients’ needs. Best of all, they deliver their services with boundless energy and humor.”
Mitch Semel Producer
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“I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Joanna and CTB in a variety of capacities. Joanna truly leads by example and is an incredibly smart, thoughtful, generous person. I am always amazed how communicative and organized she manages to be despite working on seemingly countless projects. Whether new or long running, when Joanna gets involved with a production, she takes it to a whole new level!”
Lauren Leeds Producer, Writer
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“Jo Jordan is the best in the biz! She and her team at CTB go above and beyond, and they are all awesome! I highly recommend Jo and CTB for all of your celebrity and booking needs!”
Madeleine Smithberg Host/Producer at Mad in the Kitchen
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“One of the rewarding facets of working at the Late Show with David Letterman is that Dave hired the best people possible to do the job. His cameraman was Walter Cronkite's cameraman. The writers were from Harvard. The crew won countless Emmy awards for their technical prowess...and on and on. It inspired all of us to take our game to the highest level. After all, our host was one of thee best in the history of show biz. Working with Joanna was incredibly special. She brought her prowess and expert knowledge from the world of entertainment to her job. She was also great for me when I needed counsel to make my job better. And I could trust her implicitly. She is a savvy businessperson and a highly compassionate human. She makes everyone around her better.”
Eddie Brill Stand up Comedian
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“I have known Jo and worked with her in many capacities for many years. She is incredibly talented, a straight shooter and always delivers. I have been so impressed with her leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. She is also warm, loyal and a great friend. I would highly recommend her.”
Suzy Berkowitz Weksel Communications Executive
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“I have worked with Joanna for more years than either of us care to admit. She was and is a brilliant talent executive, the best in the business.”
Valerie Van Galder Marketing Producer
“Joanna is brilliant, thoughtful and kind. A gift to work with in New York. Grateful for her presence of mind every day.”
Masha Tivyan Writer/Comic
“Jo is a force of nature. She and her awesome team work incredibly hard and always finds a creative solution to meet the goal. She was really helpful in increasing our impact at Omaze.”
Matthew Pohlson Co-Founder & CEO at Omaze
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“I’ve been booking talent on CTB shows for years, and they are the absolute best. Complete professional top to bottom. Jo Jordan has put together quite the team of rockstars! Highly recommend.”
Mackenzie Lawn Publicist, Paramount
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“Absolutely love working with Central Talent Booking! The BEST in the business!!!”
Robin Davids Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures, Domestic Film Publicity
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“Central Talent Booking is a reliable, congenial and top-notch booking agency. They are very up front about their booking, truthful and in-depth. It’s wonderful to have bookers who are kind, timely and thoughtful, as it makes my job so much easier to do. Jo Jordan created a wonderful firm at it’s obvious why it has stood the test of time. She continues to evolve the company with her finger on the pulse, and she is one of the best in the industry from whom to garner productive, constructive feedback.”
Jeffery Chassen Publicist, Vision PR
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“It’s an absolute pleasure to work with the Central Talent Booking staff. They understand the business and how to create and maintain relationships with agents, managers, publicists, as well as the talent themselves. They are well-organized and prepared to do whatever it takes to secure guests across a variety of media platforms. They do a thorough, detailed job and always try to be sensitive to schedules, time/location constraints, and have strong communication skills. They make it a priority that all parties involved in the process are happy and satisfied with how an interview, personal appearance, or event turns out.”
Todd Fritz Executive Producer - The Dan Patrick Show
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“Central Talent are the most professional bookers in the business. They are processional, experienced, and just a pleasure to work with. The ability to adjust quickly in a rapidly changing environment is also very impressive. I recommend them without reservation.”
Jan Craft Vice President, Global Publicity at Warner Bros. Pictures
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“I had the pleasure to work with CTB previously, and I am happy to recommend their talent booking services. CTB is an amazing team of highly effective talent bookers who are dedicated to their clients and walk the extra mile every day, to ensure complete satisfaction during every step of the booking process. The team has extensive connections in media and will use those connections to best service their clients. CTB is a great team and I hope to work with them again in the future.”
Mimi Bagyinszki Video Operations Manager/ The New York Times
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“I have worked with Central Talent Booking since their inception and it is my go-to company when I have a project that I need to publicize. They are super collaborative and innovative.”
Heather Phillips President of Global Publicity & Corporate Communications at 101 Studios
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“I've had the pleasure of working with CTB as both an On-Air Talent and as an Exec. Producer, and in both roles, I've always found their support and the work they do to be instrumental in the process of making content at the highest level.”
Ben Lyons On Air Talent/Executive Producer
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“I've worked with Jo and her team for nearly 20 years now – having brought Central Talent Booking to XM Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM) and, very recently, for multiple projects for the National Comedy Center. CTB is an extraordinary partner for talent booking – highly strategic, extremely knowledgeable, brilliantly creative and relentlessly focused on execution at the highest level, not to mention a lot of fun to work with. No matter how challenging the project may be, I know they will go well beyond my expectations while representing my organization with great professionalism and zeal. I look forward to working with CTB on many more projects in the years to come.”
Gary Hahn VP Marketing & Communications, National Comedy Center
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