MARIA DESANTIS, OWNER, AGENT
Maria started in the business in 1991 as an actress in independent films and television commercials. Having studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, Weist Barron Studios and Paper Mill Playhouse Conservatory, Maria switched gears in 1998 when she was recruited by the booming Information Technology field to begin a 7-year career as a Software Analyst and IT Director in the Legal Field. in 2005, Maria’s love for the Television and Film world and creativity once again proved insatiable, with stints in Casting and Assistant Directing in Indie Film. Xist Talent was opened its doors in 2005 and immediately established itself as the “Go-To” Agency for Casting Directors, Directors, Producers and Advertising Agencies. With a fierce eye for talent, Maria is passionate about her work and specializes in discovering and guiding kids and teens into successful and exciting careers.