About Us

Shortlist is a  San Francisco Bay Area based model + talent agency founded in 2017 that specializes in representing VO talent, real people, real families and children.

Voices. We are not afraid to take on VO talent new to the industry.  We represent voices that people enjoy listening to.  Voices that have the ability to turn off their “sales mode” and turn up their “people person” voice.

Real people. Our collection is eclectic.  We have surfers, ballerinas, bloggers, fly fishermen, extreme skiers, world class chefs, sailors, race car drivers, triathletes, breakdancers and curling champions.

Families.  We believe in representing the diverse families that make up our society.

Children.  From babies to teenagers we have them.  They’re cute, they’re charming, and they come with  operating instructions (don’t we wish).


Lana Barkhordarian Burstein, Founder / Agent

With nearly ten years experience as a broadcast producer, Lana has been working with casting directors and talent agents to hire talent for tv, radio and web spots for clients such as mini cooper, apple, dignity health and aaa. Her idea of a good time is listening to hundreds of auditions to create her “shortlist” for creative directors. Lana has earned a reputation at her past agencies for having an ear for vo and an eye for on-camera talent. Lana’s knack for finding the perfect fit, made her the “go-to” producer to take the lead on casting.

Lana is committed to improving  talent and client experiences through her passion for people and efficiency. In addition to having an affinity for faces and voices, she can often be found running the trails of Marin, painting and pinterest-ing.

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