The idea for the company, that would later become All American Entertainment, was hatched in 2002. Our founder, Greg Friedlander, was working as a sports agent in New York City, a position in which he dealt with some of the top speakers bureaus, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. He quickly realized there was a gap in the market- a power disparity between agents and organizations wanting to work with high profile talent. Deals tended to be one-sided and significantly in favor of the talent.
Recognizing and rejecting the inevitable conflict of interest when a company tries to represent both the talent buyer and the talent themselves, Greg decided to start a business that exclusively focused on representing the interests of talent buyers.
Thanks to decades of exponential growth, All American Entertainment is one of the largest full-service speaker bureaus and talent booking agencies in the world today. We exclusively represent the interests of event professionals and planners to identify and secure high-profile speakers, celebrities, and entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, and endorsements. Our team has helped thousands of the most respected companies and organizations secure popular speakers and corporate entertainment for a wide range of functions, including: keynote speaking engagements, promotional campaigns, trade shows, sales meetings, fundraisers, commercials, satellite media tours, and live performances. We have had the privilege to represent more than half of the Fortune 500, over 300 universities, and top associations, meeting planners and non-profits, resulting in tens of thousands of talent bookings in more than 48 countries. Thanks to our success, AAE has grown to employ an amazing team dedicated professionals.
All American Entertainment does not exclusively represent talent. Instead, we focus on the different needs of our clients and offer unbiased recommendations for the best possible keynote speakers, celebrities, and entertainers. Thanks to this unique approach, our clients have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity regardless of their speaking agency or exclusive bureau affiliation. Our extensive database contains over 60,000 profiles spanning from motivational speakers to athletes, actors, best-selling authors, comedians, celebrity chefs, fitness experts, journalists, politicians, musicians and many more. No matter what your talent budget, preferred speech topic, or type of event, we can present you with a custom list of ideas and recommendations to meet your event objectives.
THE AAE TALENT BOOKING PROCESS