Our Story

Welcome to the Shamon Freitas Agency. We’re California licensed and franchised by SAG-AFTRA and AEA, and proudly represent Southern California’s most distinguished talent.

Shamon Freitas was established in 1987. Carol Shamon was a model herself and wanted to protect up-and-coming talent from less than reputable agents and managers. The agency was conceived as and remains a booking agency. We’re not a school and we don’t take photographs. There are no fees or dues.

At Shamon Freitas, we pride ourselves on fairness, honesty, and integrity. Although we’re based in San Diego, Shamon Freitas models and actors can be seen throughout the world on television, film, and print.

Meet the Team

Carol is the founder of Shamon Freitas Agency. Starting from scratch, she steered Shamon Freitas to become the trustworthy and hard-working agency it is today. She wanted to create an agency that defied the stereotype of the dishonest, intimidating talent agent. A mother of three, she did the balancing act that was so typical of women in the 90's. Now with her children grown, she finds more peaceful moments and even time to paint and host a weekly "art night" at her home.

Carol is still active in the agency as a consultant and "special booker." One of her greatest joys is being a behind-the-scenes conjurer who can have a huge positive impact on a talent's life.

Say hello to Carol
Carol Shamon
Founder & Special Booker
Caroline is the full-time presence at the agency, and she finds representing local talent exciting work that marries her entrepreneurial and creative impulses. Before arriving at Shamon Freitas, she followed a circuitous professional route typical of Millennials, working in retail management, nonprofits, grad school, and teaching, before becoming an agent—a fitting profession for a former theater kid whose earliest professional fantasy was to be casting director.

Caroline is a writer, audiophile, and vintage enthusiast. On the weekends, you might find her holed up in a coffee shop, scouring local thrift stores for the perfect turtleneck, or having a beer and vegan food with friends.

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Caroline Raedeker-Freitas
Katie Anastas is a junior talent agent at Shamon Freitas. Before arriving at the agency, she worked at NPR Music and helped promote emerging artists through radio stories, Tiny Desk concerts and social media. Her love of supporting local artists and promoting their work made Shamon Freitas a perfect fit! She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish, and she's happy to be back in her hometown of San Diego. On weekends, you'll find Katie riding her bike, reading, or trying a new vegetarian restaurant.

Give Katie a shout
Katie Anastas
Junior Agent

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