About Us

Duluth and St. Louis County have recently become sought after locations for filmmakers across the country and the creation of a talent management organization was a high priority item to support the region’s exciting emerging film industry.

Our event production company, Kern and Kompany Marketing and Special Events celebrated 25 years of business in 2022 and in those 25 years we have had the opportunity to work with some truly fantastic talent so we know our region has people film makers will want to meet. We’ve been quietly supporting the film industry for several years but as the interest in bringing projects to our region grows the need for this type of organization in our area is growing as well.

Enter Kern Artists.

Kern Artists was founded in 2023 as a way to support filmmakers bringing projects to the region.

Our role at Kern Artists can best be described as CONNECTOR and with over two and a half decades of experience in this community, connecting is something we do every day and we do it well! The creatives bringing projects to our region want the convenience of what we can provide and the talented people who choose to live and work here want to be connected to projects that are coming.

Whether you are someone who has vast on camera experience in television, commercial and film or you have never done this type of thing before, but you’re interested, you have some flexibility, and you’re willing to learn – we want to CONNECT with you!

We know we have amazing people here in Duluth and St. Louis County and we are excited to support the growing film industry by CONNECTING our local talent with the projects being brought to our region.

Kern Artists actively and strategically pulls together actors, day players, extras, and support staff for regional projects in the film and television industry.

For additional information please reach us at ryan@kernkompany.com or 218-628-9996

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