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 following 10 years with renowned agent, Sandra Marsh. While at the Marsh agency, Shawn became the first talent agent in the world to specialize in repping international Visual Effects, Special Effects, and Make-Up Effects Department Heads, focused on tentpole productions. Beyond finding this new talent, Shawn was influential in formalizing their status as department heads while leveling up their agreements and normalizing main title and first technical credits.

Shawn's clients have advanced the industry with their innovations and leadership over the years, and are recognized for these contributions by their peers; while some are the next generation of leaders. Shawn has continued this specialized representation of great effects talent at Rocket Science Talent while expanding into other areas of interest to include Concept and Storyboard Artists as well as representing Writers, Directors, and Producers with technical backgrounds. 


rock•et sci•ence ˈrɒkɪt ˈsɑɪ·əns
an endeavor requiring considerable intelligence and ability