Delora Argiro OBrien is a top tier talent manager and founder of Pillar Entertainment Group, and along with her team of managers, represents over 100 clients with offices in NY/LA/London and now the Southeast. She has booked her clients as Series Regulars, Recurring roles, Guest Stars and Costars on major TV shows such as: 13 Reasons Why, This Is Us, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, How To Get Away With Murder, NCIS, Blacklist, Scorpion, to name a few. Pillar clients have also appeared in commercials such as: Geico, Ford, Chevy, Best Buy, McDonalds and many other national commercials.
This past year, Pillar clients have booked roles in films such as Peppermint alongside Jennifer Garner, the remake of Shaft alongside Samuel L. Jackson, and The Week Of where a client played Adam Sandler’s daughter. She specializes in working with and coaching unknown actors; one of which had never been on a set and within 2 years, booked him as the lead in the Disney movie Superbuddies. That said, she’s coached trained actors and brought them to levels they never thought possible and they began booking larger roles.
Delora is a SAG Signatory producer and has collaborated with top producers such as: Barney Cohen (Sabrina the Teenage Witch and final screenwriter of Spiderman) and Jonathan Talbert and Arturo Guzman (Orange is the New Black) to name a few. She’s created very effective acting/management classes with former Disney Casting Director, Joey Paul Jensen (Bring It On, That’s So Raven, Soul Surfer, Hannah Montana) and her original film and TV scripts currently are being considered for production by HBO, Showtime, Starz, ABC, Screen Gems and Blumhouse.
As a former actress, Delora was trained at Lee Strasburg’s Actor’s Studio, Stella Adler Studio, South Coast Actor’s Studio and worked with a variety of other respected acting teachers. She’s taken the best of all of them and added her own flavor of training an actor from the inside out. Because of this, her directing is a combination of understanding being in front of and behind the camera. She even uses life lessons and inner awareness to coach actors while directing, to allow them to give an award-winning performance. She also works with musical artists to define their touring shows and refining their stage presence to break that 4th wall and connect with their audience.