DONNA DESTEFANO (Founder / Talent Manager / Producer)
Originally from the NYC area, Donna started her career in the fashion industry. She worked for Tom Ford @ Gucci, the Marciano Brothers @ Guess and launched a new business for Liz Claiborne, Inc. She later went on to a career as a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch.
In 2004, Donna launched SirenSong Entertainment, with the goal of nurturing emerging talent and producing their work.
Donna is an Executive Producer on short films, Fell (written by Lisa Joyce and Holly Voges) Casualties (written and directed by Holly Voges)Produceron the short film Close (a film by Brenna Palughi) + Director of Development and Planning, Virgo Theater Group.
BERNARD F. BUNYE (Talent Manager)
In 2007, Bernard F. Bunye began his career in talent management working for manager/producer Lillian LaSalle at Sweet 180 Talent Management and Production. After three years of learning the business from Ms. LaSalle, Bernard co-created Intrepid Talent Management with Jen Namoff. Building on the success of ITM, Bernard launched Brownstone Entertainment Management in January 2012. In August 2016, Bernard closed Brownstone Entertainment Management and joined SirenSong Entertainment to work alongside Donna DeStefano.
Bernard has spoken at Sarah Lawrence College, Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House and Brown/Trinity Rep to both undergraduate and graduate students; these seminars focus on career development and how to build a fulfilling acting career. Bernard has also been a guest on the Talking Theater podcast.
Bernard hails from Cleveland, Ohio and lives in Cold Spring, New York with his family. He is a devout Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
AARON SANDLER (Talent Manager)
Aaron Sandler grew up on the West Coast (San Diego and Seattle) and graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Visual/Media Arts. Upon arriving in New York, Aaron studied and worked as an actor, eventually moving into production and development for TV, Film, and New Media.
Aaron's enthusiasm for actors and passion for the shepherding of the creative process led him to the talent representation side of the business. He worked under Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management and then for the Hartig Hilepo Agency prior to becoming a manager with Bernard Bunye's company Brownstone Entertainment Management. In August 2016, Aaron joined Bernard in the move to SirenSong Entertainment.
A lifelong film-buff, Aaron is also a big fan of sketch comedy and improv. He enjoys recreational sports, cheering for his Seattle pro teams and dancing to a good beat.