Who We Are
Rocket Science Talent represents original talent for the entertainment industry. The agency was founded in 2009 by veteran talent agent Shawn Burns. Mentored by renowned agent, Sandra Marsh, Shawn became a force in the agency business by representing a formidable roster of international Visual Effects, Special Effects and Make-Up Effects department heads. Shawn's clients were often ground-breakers and award winners whose work advanced the industry.
A knack for recognizing and promoting artists began with an earlier career in the music industry. While in college selling "vinyl" at local record stores in Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma, Shawn was also promoting bands and working behind the scenes in concert production. Her knowledge of the local music scene led to consulting concert promoters with their artist line-ups for the Zoo Amphitheathre and other music venues, which included introducing new bands such as R.E.M. to the state. Shawn eventually became a part of the West Coast music scene contributing to the soundtrack, publicity, A&R, and video production departments at record labels I.R.S, Island Records, and Elektra Records during peak times and such artists as U2, Grace Jones, The Cars, Metallica, Motley Crue, 10,000 Maniacs and Tracy Chapman, and notable soundtracks such as "Cocktail." An introduction to filmmakers through soundtrack production, provided the inspiration to pursue film production. Shawn soon succeeded with independent and short filmmaking, visual effects production, and ultimately as a talent agent. Promoting great talent (rocket scientists) has been a life long quest for Shawn and continues as her mission for the agency.
rock•et sci•ence ˈrɒkɪt ˈsɑɪ·əns
an endeavor requiring considerable intelligence and ability