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Shelly Berger Honored for Accomplishments in Talent Management

Shelly Berger has Handled the Careers of Heavyweights including Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye.

    LOS ANGELES, CA, February 3, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ --Shelly Berger, of Star Direction, Inc., has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of talent management.

A 55-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Shelly Berger has enjoyed a varied career in talent management, production, and music. For the last 26 years he has been at the helm of Star Direction, an entertainment firm through which he guides artists and manages projects for such prominent figures as Otis Williams, Berry Gordy and Suzanne de Passe. Mr. Berger, in the course of a long and colorful career, served as personal manager to Williams and the Temptations for 42 years and has contributed heavily to a book about the group.

Mr. Berger joined Motown Records in 1966 and went on to manage the careers of heavyweights like the Supremes, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops and the Jackson 5. He left the legendary label in the early 1980s to found his own talent management firm. Adapting the Temptations biography that he wrote with Otis Williams, Mr. Berger tried his hand at production through a four-hour television miniseries on NBC that delved into the history of one of Motown's most enduring acts. It won for its director Allan Arkush the 1998 Emmy for outstanding direction of a miniseries or movie. Mr. Berger is extremely proud to have been an exceptional influence behind the camera, and attributes his longevity to striving to be an honorable human being every day of his life.

A scholar of Boston University, Mr. Berger completed training in theater arts. Initially set on a career as an actor, he graduated from the High School of Performing Arts. When he is not working, he volunteers with local community organizations and offers consulting services pro bono. Mr. Berger would like to produce a play about the Temptations within the next five years and work on more projects with Berry Gordy.

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