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Welcome to The Grapevine Staffing Agency- the best corporate and domestic staffing agency servicing both Los Angeles and New York. We believe finding the best talent should be a smooth and stress-free experience. Our desire was to create a service that is unique and attentive to both the client and the applicant. We hope your experience with The Grapevine will change your idea of working with an “agency”. Allow our hard work to be your reward.


We believe that our own personal experiences as assistants and executives in the entertainment industry, allow us to stand apart from other placement agencies. We are aware first hand that hardworking and bright individuals are not easily found. By using our extensive network, we are confident that we will find the best match for you. We have an ever-growing vine of referrals that lead us directly to the highest quality candidates.


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Rachel Zaslansky Sheer

Rachel Zaslansky Sheer, founded the The Grapevine Agency in June, 2005. She is the head of the corporate division and specializes in staffing jobs within the entertainment industry. She brings with her twelve years of experience as a Corporate Recruiter. Her extensive experience as an Executive Assistant in the entertainment industry laid the perfect foundation allowing her to understand first hand, what it takes to make it work. This is why she is known for screening and selecting quality assistants, specifically matching each client’s needs.


Prior to becoming a recruiter, Rachel was an Executive Assistant to Kevin Huvane, Managing Partner of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Before joining Huvane’s team, Rachel worked for two Talent Agents in the Motion Picture Department of CAA. Rachel graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Psychology. Originally from Chappaqua, NY, Rachel relocated to Los Angeles in 1998. She lives with her husband and son in Brentwood.

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Lori Zuker Briller

Lori Zuker Briller joins The Grapevine Agency as a partner, co-heading the Executive and Personal Assistants Division, along with founding partner Rachel Zaslansky Sheer. Additionally, Lori handles the marketing division for the company. Prior to joining The Grapevine Agency, Lori was development executive in the motion picture community, working for companies such as El Dorado Pictures with Alec Baldwin and then segueing to Overbrook Entertainment, as a VP of Development, for Will Smith’s Universal based production company.


After being with Overbrook for 3 years Lori then moved into a full time recruiting position. For four years, Lori Zuker Briller was an associate with The Robinson Company, a leading entertainment executive search firm, working with clients such as MGM, Paramount Studios, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), FOX Broadcasting Company and Brand Sense Marketing – just to name a few. While at The Robinson Company, Lori implemented their assistants division catering to a wide host of entertainment clients such as Bruckheimer Films, The William Morris Agency, CAA, Nielsen Entertainment, as well as an array of clients looking for assistants in their homes.


Having worked in the entertainment business and its peripheral partners, Lori has great oversight and understanding of the community. Her high value and standards allow her to find the savviest candidates that will satisfy the high expectations of our clients. Born and raised in New York City, Lori moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in radio, TV and film. She is married with one child.

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clients

Whether it is in your home or your office, we at The Grapevine know that listening and understanding the client’s needs is of the utmost importance and finding the best talent available is our top priority.


Our hope is to make the process easier for you. The Grapevine prides itself in creating relationships with our clients so that we have a strong understanding of your needs and ultimate goals. We believe that service is everything! We are always accessible and here to make ourselves available at all times.


Our clientele repeatedly tell us that we always provide the best applicants and that we do not waste our client’s time by sending inappropriate or sub-par candidates.


All applicants are thoroughly screened by a partner or manager at The Grapevine. Our process involves in-depth meetings, reference checks and background checks which include; social security, criminal and driving records. No stone is left unturned when finding the right person nor is one left unturned during the screening process.


We are here to service you and ensure that your staffing experience is seamless, efficient and above all successful!

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candidates

The Grapevine offers permanent placement positions in offices and homes.


We know that finding the right position can be a trying process and our hope is to help counsel you. At The Grapevine, the applicant is as important as the client. All applicants are treated with the same respect and individualized attention. Knowing what an applicant would like from their next position is the key element to finding the right job.


Allow us to help you with your next job search. We will manage all areas of the process by making introductions, scheduling your meetings, checking all references and negotiating all compensation and perks. The Grapevine Agency is here for you and wants to help you find your dream position.

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Hear What Our Clients Think

Thank you so much for helping me hire my new Executive Assistant. As a busy Business Manager, I do not have the time to sort through hundreds of resumes and research references and backgrounds. Working with you and Grapevine, the most difficult part of the process was having to choose from the many qualified candidates you recommended. Most importantly, you listened to what I need in an EA and only sent me candidates that were very much in line with what we discussed. From the 10 or so focused resumes you sent, I interviewed 5 candidates and could have hired any one of them. You made this an easy and streamlined process and, again, thank you for time and assistance.

-Brandon


Thank you so much for helping me hire my new Executive Assistant. As a busy Business Manager, I do not have the time to sort through hundreds of resumes and research references and backgrounds. Working with you and Grapevine, the most difficult part of the process was having to choose from the many qualified candidates you recommended. Most importantly, you listened to what I need in an EA and only sent me candidates that were very much in line with what we discussed. From the 10 or so focused resumes you sent, I interviewed 5 candidates and could have hired any one of them. You made this an easy and streamlined process and, again, thank you for time and assistance.

-Brandon


We have had a 100% success rate with Grapevine, They are flexible and responsive and well suited to the peculiar needs of the business of show.

-Thomas Bliss, Strike Entertainment


I called Lori at the Grapevine to help me on a very important executive assistant search. She responded quickly with very qualified and interesting candidates. She listened to our needs, quickly got a grasp of our corporate culture and sent candidates she knew would fit the role. She made the interview scheduling process very easy and convenient for us. We ultimately ended up hiring a candidate we had found on our own. Bu, overall it was a joy to work with Lori and we will absolutely contact her first should we ever need help with another search like this one.

-Nancy Alley, SVP, Director of Human Resources


I recently worked with Lori and the Grapevine agency to hire an executive assistant for our production company's CEO. Every step of the way, Lori provided classy and extensive client services. She was attentive, responsive, and collaborated with us then provided countless amazingly qualified candidates. After we selected a fantastic woman to fill the position, Lori was completely integritous in our negotiations. In fact, our CEO referred to her as "the most professional and honest agent he's ever worked with." We will definitely be working with her again!

-Lauren McCarthy, Director of Creative Affairs, Broad Green Pictures


The Grapevine is a Godsend. I run a company that is in constant expansion mode and finding quality new employees is a tedious process. The Grapevine streamlines this process and saves my company hours of time and brings us only the best of the current talent pool. The results have been amazing and we intend to use The Grapevine for all of our talent search needs. I can’t recommend The Grapevine highly enough.

-Larry Weintraub, CEO, Fanscape, Inc.


I explained to the Grapevine the type of position I needed to fill and the type of person I was looking for that I saw to be a good fit for my office environment. The Grapevine carefully listened to my needs and I hired the first person they introduced me to for the position. I am quite pleased with my new employee. She is efficient and pleasant to have in the office.

-Anonymous


Everything about The Grapevine was great. The candidates were very much along the lines of what we were looking for. The staff was friendly, professional and accessible. The Grapevine truly handles all of your employment needs from start to finish.

-Anonymous

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“Secret to Being a Confident Chick: Brainstorming”

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Hear What Our Candidates Think

Grapevine is an elite placement agency with connections in the upper echelon of Los Angeles and beyond. I worked for years paying my dues for one of the most notoriously difficult personalities in Los Angeles and I was sent to several interviews for months before my placement with a great client by Lori. I feel comfortable leaving a five star review not only because of our meet and greets to get to know my personality and skill set, but because Grapevine succeeded in what they do well. They placed me in front of a great client and put the right talent with the right family.

-Michael L.


Working with The Grapevine was a thoroughly pleasurable and effective experience. After expressing interest in a posting, I was met with a quick and informative response including details regarding a once-on-one interview. This meeting was convenient to set, and Rachel was flexible in meeting my existing schedule. This meeting served as both a chance for me to gather more information in greater details about the job opportunity and for The Grapevine to learn more about me. Not only was I impressed with Rachel’s ability to answer my questions and the degree of knowledge to which she possessed regarding the job, I was incredibly surprised with how enthusiastic she was about me and the job opportunity. She made me feel comfortable and excited about the prospect of interviewing with the company itself. Hardly a prepackaged or cookie-cutter interview, this initial meeting felt extremely friendly and conversational. Rachel showed genuine interest in and concern for my position and desire. After that, she took care of the rest and even followed up subsequent to my company interview. Consequently, the experience was completely fulfilling, and the positive result speaks for itself. Thank you Grapevine for a wonderful experience!

-Tyler Rose


5 plus stars! I had such a great experience with Lori! She was not only helpful but extremely professional! She helped me every step of the way and found the most perfect family/fit for me! I appreciate everything Lori did and would recommend her and her business over and over again! I couldn't be happier! Thank you Lori!

-Skyler K.


I am writing this referral as both a client and a candidate for Lori Briller. Lori is the easiest person to work with. She really knows her clients and candidates in a way that make it easy for her to pair the two. As a candidate, I found that Lori was quick to know what I needed and what I was looking for. She was able to really get what it is I wanted and found me the perfect job not once, but twice. As a client, Lori sent me three great girls for the position I was hiring for which made my search seamless. I was able to find a great candidate within a week with Lori’s help. There was never any pressure and she really understood and listened to the needs my boss ultimately was looking for. She was spot on. I highly recommend Lori Briller as an agent. She is top notch at her job and is result orientated.

-Jamie Marion


The hardest part about working with The Grapevine, was choosing where to sit for coffee. From that point on, I was surprised by the fast response time, quality of treatment, and flexibility I received. I felt comfortable presenting reasonable doubts, questions, and hopes without fear that I would burn any bridges or show uncertainty to a company. Thus, it took the desperation out of my entry-level job search, allowing me to think of where I was headed and where I was wanted as opposed to what I would end up doing.

-Monica Hoge


I am so thankful to the Grapevine Agency for sticking by me and helping me find a job as a personal assistant/house manager that is an absolute perfect fit!! My main contact was Lori, and at our initial meeting she took the time to truly understand my previous experience and what I was looking for in my next position. She also explained how the process works from her end so I knew what to realistically expect and how to best take advantage of the Grapevine blog and our communications going forward. Compared to most of the other agencies I was working with, Grapevine had some of the most attractive job opportunities. When I saw something that appealed to me on their blog, I would email Lori right away to let her know I was interested, and she or her partner, Rachel, would get back to me right away (depending on which one of them was working on that particular job). In most instances, they agreed to submit me, and I got an interview. But on some occasions, they said, you know what, this is not right for you so we cannot submit you for this....and they would always explain why, and sometimes they were able to tell me something specific, and other times it may have been something general like, "it's not a going to be a good personality match." I respected their honesty, and I trusted them....if they took so much time getting to know me and what I wanted, I knew they were doing the same with their clients, so they knew best. And they sent me out on quite a few quality jobs so I had nothing to complain about. In fact, a few times they actually reached out to me about a position before I reached out to them if they thought it was something I was really right for. And although I may have been "right" for those positions, I wasn't always interested, I was picky too. And when I explained that, they never ever pushed me to "go and just see," they respected my wishes as well. There was always great communication between us. I was always given "tips" specific to any interview I was about to go on. They kept me apprised of the status of any position I had been up for, answered any questions I had, and they always wanted my feedback as well. Most of our communication was by email, but if I really needed to talk, they made themselves available to me. I didn't find my dream job overnight. It took almost 8 months. But they were patient, and gave me just as much time and attention on month 8 as they did on month 1. And when I had my first interview with my current boss, I knew this was the one I really wanted more than all the others----and then Lori contacted me to let me know that I was on the very, very short list of candidates they wanted to meet again. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. Within a few hours of my second interview, Lori called to tell me they wanted to make me an offer.....but it didn't end there, she negotiated to get me the exact salary and benefits I wanted. And once a deal was made, she took the additional time to give me some constructive advice to take with me into my new position. We had been working toward this for a while, and it was so nice to have her in my corner and wanting me to succeed. She even checked in with me a couple of times to make sure all was well in those first few weeks.


Fast forward to this week when I had my extremely positive 6 month review with my current boss. I love my job, and I couldn't be happier!!!! Thank you so much Lori and Rachel for being so good at what you do and for never giving up on me. I will be forever grateful. Lori is the first person I am going to call for any future staffing needs my employer may have. And if you are either looking for a job or looking to hire a qualified professional for a corporate or domestic position, you should call Grapevine too!


-Lisa S.


When I was looking for a nanny position, I decided to call The Grapevine. I was pleasantly surprised when they returned my calls and emails straight away; we met for an interview and again was happy that they listened to what I was looking for, what I want in a family position and really seemed to understand where I was coming from.


They really seem to care about the right fit for the clients as well as their candidates, and they never pressured me into taking a position I felt I was not right for, not have I ever been made to feel like I am wasting their time with my phone calls, and that is so rare within an agency setting in Los Angeles.


I very highly recommend this agency to clients as well as to candidates. They are a breath of fresh air in this industry.

-Michelle Bartley


Having just been laid off for the second time in three years, I felt pretty helpless with little to no faith left in the entertainment industry. A friend of mine sent me The Grapevine job list and immediately contacted Lori. She was incredibly welcoming, and before we even met, suggested an opportunity that may work for me. I met her the next day, and she had an interview on the calendar for me that same day. The whole process from speaking to her on the phone to a fantastic interview with the perspective employer was just what I needed to realize there still is a chance out there. The Grapevine Agency is extremely classy and they work hard for you to find you exactly the right position. They are truly top notch.

-Amy Gunzenhauser


I enjoy working with The Grapevine Agency because they truly care about where they send you. They are honest and only send you out for opportunities that are a match with your skill set. Rachel has always been very honest with me, which is much appreciated. I find this agency to be fair in all of their dealings with people. I feel like each person matters to them. I would recommend them to anyone.

-Dana Feldman


A job search can be stressful and time consuming experience (especially wile currently employed). Working with Lori has made the process not only less stressful but overall more rewarding. I’ve worked with other recruiters and notice the difference in both personal attention and her level of clientele. She has a unique and thorough knowledge of the Entertainment Industry, its job opportunities, and has sent me on interviews that I wouldn’t have otherwise had access. Working with her I know I have access to some of the most interesting and competitive job opportunities. It’s also been nice knowing I truly have someone in my corner.

-Francine Anthony


After years of experiencing mediocrity with search firms and employment agencies, I found Lori. My meetings and conversations with you were enlightening: You got through to me faster than a speeding bullet. You allowed me to become aware of my capabilities and power. You made me feel I could leap the highest obstacle with a single bound.


You listened to me. And you got who I am. You really listened.


Your industry contacts are the best in the business. Your communication skills are unparalleled. I must also mention your compassion, rare in any business environment, for which I am most grateful.


Thank you for finding a terrific job match for me; Thank you for setting up truly the most fun and relaxed interviews; Thank you for your knowledge and employer/employee insight;  Thank you for having faith in me and in the joy of being alive.

- Mimi


I was really pleased with my experience working with the Grapevine in my search for a nanny position. Having worked with a couple of different agencies in the area, I really felt like I got the most personal attention from them. I felt like they were “on my side” –and cared about the right fit between myself and employers throughout the process instead of just sending me out on an interview and not following up. Now, I am working for a fantastic family that I truly feel is the perfect fit for me. I would definitely recommend checking out this service as it is highly personalized and takes the pressure off job searching!

-Christie Cole


I had an amazing experience with the Grapevine. I was very unhappy with the job that I was at but didn’t know what I wanted to do next. A colleague of mine referred me to the Grapevine and sent me the job list. They had a lot of great jobs that I probably wouldn’t have knowing about otherwise. I sent them my resume and they called me that same day to talk about my options and get the process going. They got me an interview for the job that I was most interested in, an in-house publicist at Maui Toys. Within 10 days, I was hired! The Grapevine got me a great salary with great benefits doing something I really love. When you are looking for a new job while still employed, it’s difficult to find the time to search for jobs, research the company and even schedule interviews. They did everything and made it a very smooth, easy process. I love my new job and it would not have been possible without the Grapevine.

-Ali Johnston


The Grapevine Agency is a breath of fresh air in Hollywood. Working directly with Lori Briller was a dream come true in many ways. First off, Lori was direct, approachable and honest. She was always quick to respond, and gave great advice. Secondly, she understood my strengths and weaknesses and guided me into a job that would be not only a great fit for me but also for the client. When closing the deal, Lori and Rachel stood behind me one hundred percent and made sure the transaction was closed before taking a step back. I not only tremendously respect Lori as a colleague but I value her a friend and mentor in the entertainment industry.

-Anonymous


The Grapevine was extremely helpful with my job search. I am now happily working at a new job in PR, which is everything that I was looking for. The professional guidance was invaluable –they knew that this would be the perfect match for me and she was right.

- Emily Bodenheimer

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“Secret to Being a Confident Chick: Brainstorming”

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    "It may be the most competitive internship to get for the summer, but we have tips to get you hired and make you Charlie Sheen's next winner!"


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    "At Their Service. Well, somebody has to make the A-Lister a BLT at 2 a.m."


    "My biggest thrill", she says, "comes when I look into a person's eyes and realize I've discovered a brand-new star. I mean assistant star."


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    DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Full-time staff keep luxury manses running smoothly and looking fine.


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    "BEST BACKUP: Hollywood mothers and celebrities sing praises for the Grapevine, and for good reason"


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    "The busy actress and humanitarian, who already has one nanny on staff, has consulted with Los Angeles-based Grapevine Agency, which helps supply staff to Hollywood's elite."


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“Secret to Being a Confident Chick: Brainstorming”

“As a founder of the Grapevine Agency, Rachel Zaslansky Sheer helps find personal assistants for lots of celebs."

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The Grapevine Agency

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The Grapevine Corporate & Domestic Staffing

139 South Beverly Drive, No. 334
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Rachel Zaslansky Sheer Lori Zuker Briller
T 310 601 7442 T 818 986 1906
F 310 601 7430 F 818 279 0700
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Client

If you are a candidate seeking to work with The Grapevine Agency, please send a resume in WORD FORMAT to ensure that we can be of assistance to you.

We look forward to working with you.

lori@thegrapevinela.com

rachel@thegrapevinela.com

If you are interested in using The Grapevine Agency for any of your staffing needs, please email Lori and Rachel directly so we can learn more about your specific open role(s).