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Led by 'momager' Gigi Soto, Columbia talent agency feels like a family

Led by 'momager' Gigi Soto, Columbia talent agency feels like a family

Kevin Tan says it only took a year before he started calling Gisele “Gigi” Soto his godmother.

The 32-year-old actor and model has been represented by Soto’s talent agency since 2005, when he took a print job with the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Since then, he’s appeared in more than half a dozen indie films and several TV shows – thanks in no small part to Soto.

“Gigi is a very loving person, she knows the business inside out, and she’s always there when I need her,” he says.

Tan — whose family immigrated to Columbia from Taiwan when he was 11 — is one of roughly 150 actors and models under the wing of Cima Talent Management, a boutique agency Soto has been quietly...

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