WASHINGTON (Nov. 29, 2016)—National Geographic Creative, a Talent and Content licensing agency within National Geographic Partners representing NG photographers, filmmakers and explorers such as Joel Sartore, Paul Nicklen, Anand Varma, Stephanie Sinclair, David Guttenfelder, Cory Richards and other industry leaders, has named Karishma Singh West Coast Talent and Commercial Sales Agent, representing talent for custom commercial work. Dorian Romer has been hired as a Content Licensing Manager, negotiating the licensing of photo and video content and developing business in the advertising and corporate sectors. She works closely with major advertising agencies, brands, corporations and non-profits. Singh and Romer will report to Alice Keating, Senior Vice President of National Geographic Creative.
Singh will represent National Geographic talent for commercial work originating from ad agencies and brands, seeking world-renowned talent, to highlight their campaigns and initiatives. Singh formerly worked as a Senior Art Producer at TBWA Chiat Day in Los Angeles, where she worked on brands such as Gatorade, Airbnb and Nissan. She received her master’s degree from The New School University in New York and began a career in advertising production at the Estee Lauder Companies.
Romer is responsible for licensing commercial stock photography and footage. National Geographic Creative provides professional buyers with photography, motion and talent, and Romer negotiates with external parties to procure those assets. Prior to joining National Geographic, Romer worked in other visual collections including Veer, Dissolve, Getty and Corbis. Romer has more than 20 years of experience working in various facets of the photographic field, including licensing photo and video content, representing commercial photographers, and working as a fine art photographer. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Singh lives and works in Los Angeles; Romer lives and works in New York.
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National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.