ChiChi Anyanwu- Founder/Talent Manager
ChiChi Anyanwu founded CHI Talent Management after 10 + years working in talent representation in New York. Anyanwu started off her professional career in the world of casting at Laura Stanczyk Casting and Finnegan/Keller Casting. Her experiences in casting made her discover that her true passion was nurturing and developing aspiring talent. The clients she has represented have been seen on Broadway in Chicago and in national tours of Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Films: Otherhood, Standing Up, Falling Down, Boogie, Vampires vs. the Bronx. Television: The Deuce, Fosse/Verdon, Power, Gotham, Snowfall, Bull, Madam Secretary, The Code, Alternatino, Godfather of Harlem, Law & Order: SVU, FBI, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Blacklist.
She is a producer for the NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival. NOW AFRICA is in partnership with the Center for Art and Public Policy and the Institute of Performing Arts at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. NOW AFRICA’s mission is bridging the continental divide and to expose the community to playwrights from the African Diaspora. Other past producing projects include workshop productions of the 1st Gen Nigerian Project at the Bank Street Theatre and the Humanitas Award winning play Good Grief written by Ngozi Anyanwu at the INTAR Theatre. When she wasn't representing clients, ChiChi also served as a diversity audience consultant for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres. ChiChi Anyanwu is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Communication, Theater Studies minor & Certificate in African Studies.
Awards/Honors: 2020 grant recipient of the American Express 100 for 100 program. Diverse Representation "The Ten to Watch in 2021" list.
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