Co-Founder Kaili Carlton, prior to starting ARTHOUSE Talent & Literary in 2007, was the owner of Actors Only Talent Agency, and worked as the film/television agent at Ryan Artists Inc.

Kaili is a veteran of the industry with over 20 years of industry experience including 17 years in the Portland market as an agent and three years as an assistant Casting Director to Pam Gilles. An actor herself, with roles in Mr. Holland’s Opus and numerous regional commercials, she is known for bringing an “actor’s perspective” to the role of agent. Film projects she has booked talent on include: Twilight, Management, Extraordinary Measures, Untraceable, The Hunted, The Auteur, Music Within, Men of Honor, Thumbsucker, Selfless, The Ring, The Ring II, Leverage, Grimm and countless others.

Prior to her casting career, Kaili spent 8 years as a professional figure skater and choreographer, and was one of the original directors for Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Co. in Portland. She studied Theatre Arts at Lewis and Clark College and is a proud Mom and Portland native.

In May of 2015, Jason Jeffords, owner of Puddletown Talent, happily assumed ownership of Arthouse Talent upon Kaili’s retirement. Jason and Kaili shared their offices and mindset of how an agency should be ran since early 2008.