Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers

Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers Talent and Literary Agency

Crystal Ship Filmmakers is a pilot program run by Plaza 7 Agency located in midtown New York City. Each month a roundtable of industry veterans join participants of the Crystal Ship to discuss in depth the business side of content creation. From marketing to legal the agents and associates of Plaza 7 NYC collaborate with filmmakers, giving them an open forum and support structure that allows them to join like minded professionals. The program is administrated by Sharon Parker-Fraizer who conduct intake meetings with content creators who have expressed a desire to have their original projects evaluated and/or seek recommendations to bring to market.

Start warming up now. A new season of Step Up is coming to STARZ. #StepUpSTARZ
06/03/2020

Start warming up now. A new season of Step Up is coming to STARZ. #StepUpSTARZ

06/01/2020

NYC talent agency rebrands adding diversity in the agency ranks.

New York, NY. Release: June 1, 2020 For Immediate Release: Leading talent agency Plaza 7 Talent NYC today announced that it has rebranded as Crystal Ship Artists, a Talent and Literary Agency. Originally established in 2013 in New York City by Francesca Francois-Grimaldi, Plaza 7 NYC Inc, began as an extension of the Pennsylvania Plaza 7 Talent office run by Linda Wisch. Quickly becoming a New York City success and independently run, the company franchised and became signatories of SAG AFTRA, Equity and NATR.

Francesca Francois-Grimaldi, Chief Executive Officer at Crystal Ship Artists said, “Breaking away from Plaza 7 PA was beneficial for both companies and we hope to keep our close ties to the Philadelphia community while building a strong infrastructure that promotes positive and diverse representation. Our agency provides a fresh new approach to representing and supporting creatives who are independent and seek longevity in the marketplace. As long as the gatekeepers are overwhelmingly the same, then no real progress in diversity can be made.”

Crystal Ship Artists is proud of their actors, writers, directors and producers accomplishing their goals to succeed in the entertainment industry. Today the company counts among its clients Faizon Love, Isaiah Washington, CJ Wallace, Jennifer Williams, Erica Mena and Marla Maples.

Crystal Ship Artists is proud to be the sponsor of the Mini Indie Film and Television Festival in New York City. The festival celebrates trailers, sizzles and shorts under 12 mins in length.

Land of the free, home of the brave.  In memory of our fallen.
05/25/2020

Land of the free, home of the brave. In memory of our fallen.

Congratulations! to Delores Edwards, Executive Producer of the WGBH series "Basic Black" and host Callie Crossley on rec...
05/19/2020

Congratulations! to Delores Edwards, Executive Producer of the WGBH series "Basic Black" and host Callie Crossley on receiving an EMMY from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter.

Crystal Ship Artists.  The journey begins.....
05/12/2020

Crystal Ship Artists. The journey begins.....

04/03/2020

Crystal Ship Mini Indie - June 7th is postponed. Will get back with a new date.

04/03/2020

Listening to Webinar COVID-19 - A Conversation of the State of the Entertainment Industry at Stage 32 #hollywoodSurvivingCorona

This event is postponed.
03/12/2020

This event is postponed.

AAWIC  22nd Annual Film Festival
03/04/2020

AAWIC 22nd Annual Film Festival

Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers's cover photo
01/26/2020

Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers's cover photo

Congratulations to Jackson Flowers for his role on "The Last OG"
01/26/2020

Congratulations to Jackson Flowers for his role on "The Last OG"

Congratulations to Kar Logan and the team of "Wingmen" on the appearance at ACT UP with the Hip Hop Film Festival.
01/20/2020

Congratulations to Kar Logan and the team of "Wingmen" on the appearance at ACT UP with the Hip Hop Film Festival.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the holiday bash in NYC.
12/26/2019

Thanks to everyone who made it to the holiday bash in NYC.

Makin' waves with our fearless Featherstone client Cylla Senii.
12/26/2019

Makin' waves with our fearless Featherstone client Cylla Senii.

Congratulations to Isaiah Washington on the pick up of his new show on Fox Nation!
12/05/2019
Fox News Mulls Taking Fox Nation Live

Congratulations to Isaiah Washington on the pick up of his new show on Fox Nation!

Fox News is considering launching a live linear feed of Fox Nation, its year-old subscription OTT platform that features a mix of original and repurposed shows for streaming and some live events.

Congratulations! to Isaiah Washington on the pick up by FOX Nation of his new Talk Show.
11/26/2019

Congratulations! to Isaiah Washington on the pick up by FOX Nation of his new Talk Show.

Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers
10/30/2019

Crystal Ship Artist & Filmmakers

Call for entries now open.
10/27/2019

Call for entries now open.

05/11/2019
04/09/2019
Crystal Ship Mini Indie Film Festival

A festival of Trailers, Teasers, Sizzle Reels and Shorts. Current Industry judges evaluate and winners are selected. This is a huge networking event known t...

Symphony Space - June 1st, 2019 NYC!
04/04/2019

Symphony Space - June 1st, 2019 NYC!

Open Letter to the NY Times. Caranytime.com @caraNYTIn 1991 I was franchised as an agent at a then high profile talent a...
02/14/2019
The Uphill Battles of Black Talent Agents in Hollywood

Open Letter to the NY Times. Caranytime.com @caraNYT

In 1991 I was franchised as an agent at a then high profile talent agency in NYC. I had very promising clients. Trust me, nobody looked like me. I was brought into ICM by super agents. They could care less if I was a zebra, they wanted results and that's what I gave..every day! The last thing I thought about was being black. All I thought about were clients and how I would penetrate the market. At the top of any industry it's the fight that's in the dog that anyone cares about.

Today, I own the only fully franchised, union agency in NYC that has 5 black partners, all highly skilled. We have a very diverse client roster. Talent cluster together like scared rabbits to the big agencies but unless they're Oprah, all they get are assistants who've had a year or two experience and most of that is how their agent takes their coffee, they have little knowledge of what the underside of this business looks like. They forget that boutique agencies work just as well. Sometimes better if all you've had are assistants.

@caraNYT if you're going to do a story on agents of color please fact check a bit more...so you get the whole story and publish some of the successes. If you don't have a quote from the likes of, Mark Cheatham, Joan Fields, Charles King, Rich Murphy you only have half the story......
Francesca Francois-Grimaldi
CEO, Senior Agent
Plaza 7 NYC/Crystal Ship Artists

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/movies/black-talent-agents-hollywood.html?auth=login-smartlock&login=smartlock&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

With few colleagues of color in the four big agencies, these representatives have an impact on what is produced. But they also face isolation and other barriers.

Diverse Female Writers of Hollywood, Where Are Your Agents of Color??
12/06/2018
Diverse Female Writers of Hollywood, Where Are Your Agents of Color??

Diverse Female Writers of Hollywood, Where Are Your Agents of Color??

Talicia Raggs (drama - Verve, Sheree Guitar) 2 Zoanne Clack 3 Rochée Jeffrey (UTA, Rain, Frankfurt Kurnit) 4 Erika Green Swafford (drama - WME, Sheree Guitar, Hansen Jacobson) 5Ester Lou Weithers (drama - Paradigm, Circle of Confusion) 6 Erica L. Anderson (drama - Gersh) 7 Maisha Closson (drama - W...

11/10/2018

Situationship Finale Event! Watch out for Season 3!

Don't miss it.
09/28/2018

Don't miss it.

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A unique agency in an ever changing market.

Crystal Ship Artists is a premiere artists agency located in the heart of New York City with partners in Los Angeles and London. Representing actors, filmmakers, directors, writers and content creators.

CSA Agency was co-created by Francesca Francois-Grimaldi and Sharon Parker-Frazier. Previously Plaza 7 NYC Inc, the agency rebranded in 2020 to Crystal Ship Artists with highly experienced agents in film, television and theatre. In addition to actors and filmmakers, Crystal Ship Artists also represents comedians, and celebrity artists. It is a wholly owned minority agency.

Crystal Ship Artists #1 goal is to help our artists achieve their goals and provide representation services of the highest quality.

Crystal Ship Filmmakers is a pilot program run by Crystal Ship Artists and sponsor of the CSA Mini Indie Festival located in midtown New York City. CSF hosts monthly roundtables consisting of industry veterans who join participants of the Crystal Ship Filmmakers and discuss in depth the business side of content creation. From marketing to legal, the agents and associates of CSA collaborate with filmmakers, giving them an open forum and support structure that allows them to join like minded professionals. The program is administrated by Sharon Parker-Frazier who conducts intake meetings with content creators who have expressed a desire to have their original projects evaluated and/or seek recommendations to bring to market.

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