Personal Managers Hall Of Fame
Celebrating Illustrious Careers in Entertainment, Music, and Talent Management.
During the continuing evolution of his career he found himself assisting one of his students who wished to begin an acting career. Through an accidental twist of fate Phil founded Studio Talent Group (STG) in 1994. Phil left behind his earlier pursuits as managing his clients at Studio Talent Group became a more than a full-time endeavor. In fact, “STG” is an innovative hybrid, blending the services of a licensed California Talent Agent with the personal touch of management. Phil is a past President of the Talent Managers Association and is now a member of the National Conference Of Personal Managers. Through these organizations, seasoned managers work to impart a high degree of ethics and skill to those who are new to the profession.
At STG, Phil and his staff provide the highest caliber of Talent Management combining his teaching/coaching experience in creating his management style. He teaches his actors that their ability to sell themselves generates the jobs that they need to showcase their talent. From his years as an actor, Phil can see the entertainment world from the actor’s side of the casting desk and can pinpoint the areas in which each actor needs to develop.
STG represents performers in the Motion Picture, Television, Theatre, Commercial, Internet, Literary & Packaging categories. STG clients work in film, are seen in Series Regular, Guest Star and Recurring parts on many daytime & nighttime TV shows, appear frequently in local and regional theatre, and have starred on Broadway. In addition, STG actors book many commercials through Studio Talent assistance.
Phil believes deeply in the concept of “giving back” and is involved in the Boys and Girls Club Of Santa Monica Council, is Chair of the Recreation & Parks Commission for The City Of Santa Monica, a Past President of the California Parks Board, is President of his high school alumni association and is the Vice President of the Santa Monica Kiwanis. A devoted Bruin, Phil has been a UCLA Spring Sing honorary judge,an entertainment and career night UCLA honored guest, and is highly active on behalf of children in many Los Angeles area charities.
As a UCLA graduate Phil has a copy of Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid Of Success on the wall in the STG lobby. The ideals that Coach Wooden stressed to his athletes are equally important to each and every actor every day. Wooden stated, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” Although as an actor, one is not totally in control of other people’s perceptions of your work, you can and must control your personal satisfaction with the work that you do. You must be certain at the end of each day that you did everything that you could to achieve your best. Phil Brock encourages each actor to show initiative, enthusiasm, poise and confidence, to help develop their skills each and every day, and to find ways to help within their communities outside of the acting world. The Commitment of Phil Brock and the STG staff is to guide their clients in reaching the highest level of competitive greatness that they can obtain in the acting profession.
In 2020, Phil Brock was elected as a City Council Member in Santa Monica, CA.
Source: Studio Talent Group
Phil Brock was born in Santa Monica (a native!). He received his BA in History/ Kinesiology from UCLA. Phil obtained his M.Ed and teaching credential at Loyola Marymount University. His teaching (history, english, psychology) and coaching (baseball / football / athletic director) career was centered in inner city high schools in Los Angeles followed by an assistant coaching position at UCLA.
Following his teaching career, Phil was CEO of a retail chain of contemporary design / jewelry stores throughout Europe and the United States. During this time Phil was encouraged to re-discover the acting profession (first play at 13 was the title role in “King Midas”). After rigorous training Phil became a very successful actor and had numerous appearances in film, television and theatre. He is a proud cardholder in two acting guilds and is a voting member of the Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences.