Friday, July 19, 2024

‘Pose’ star Jason Rodriguez forms talent agency for queer, BIPOC, trans artists

Jason Rodriguez, new face of voguing and 2021 Hollywood Critics Association TV Award nominee for Pose, and Ricardo Sebastián, Rodriguez’s longtime manager turned business partner, have announced Arraygency’s mission of bringing BIPOC, Queer and Trans people to the forefront of the industry. 

As a new agency, the duo is placing an important and specific spotlight on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to better meet the needs of BIPOC, queer and trans creatives in the entertainment industry and ensure equal access to opportunities for all.

In a joint statement, Rodriguez and Sebastián said, “As BIPOC Queer creatives and business owners we knew we had a unique opportunity to create a specialized – and much needed – service for members of our community. We have a deep, and personal, understanding of their talents and voices and it is our hope to bring these people center stage and allow them to shine as bright as possible.” 

Jason Rodriguez | Photo: Santiago Felipe

Rodriguez starred for three seasons of Pose as Lemar, where he also shared his expertise with the cast as Movement Coach and Choreographer. Born and raised in Washington Heights NYC, Jason’s name has become synonymous with the art form of voguing. He has also been seen on Baz Lurhmann’s The Get Down on Netflix, Saturday Church, and on HBO’s The Deuce

Ricardo Sebastián | Photo: Santiago Felipe

Sebastián is a longtime small business owner and community organizer who recently came out as nonbinary. They have dedicated their career to supporting creatives and nonprofit organizations across the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Paris, London and Australia. Past clients include Gage John Lazare, Mamma Cuisine, Julius LaCour, Diego Montoya and Habitat for Humanity New York City. 

Arraygency will be based in New York City and is now accepting submissions for representation.

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