BEHIND THE TALENT
Candace Carlo is like Teri Garr in a Game of Thrones town
BY TIM APPELO
CANDACE CARLO’S ABUNDANT BLOND BANGS ALMOST COVER HER EYES,
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUSTIN SNIPES
and that’s how she likes it.
“Some people in Hollywood are like, ‘Me, me, me!’ But I like to be in the
background,” she says. “Just quietly let me do my thing.”
She does that while seated behind a big desk in West LA, with art on the walls
autographed by John Lennon and clients like Mick Jagger and composer Hans
Zimmer, and with stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop.
A partner at Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo, she does music work in motion
pictures, television and video games, after having handled multimillion-dollar
financing deals when she worked for Columbia and TriStar Pictures.
She’s hardly the shy, retiring type. “Our firm represents J.K. Rowling, and we just
did the new three-picture deal and a theme park deal with Universal,” she says
at one point. A few minutes later, she adds, “I have eight people from around the
world calling in 15 minutes.”
Even so, those bangs. She’s reminiscent of certain actresses who burn with
ambition but don’t seem to yearn for the red-carpet spotlight. Teri Garr, say.
“I’m tenacious,” she says, “but I’m not someone who’s gonna take my shoe and
beat the table. I’m not a person who needs to screw the other side down to the last
nanobit. It’s OK to leave them a little bit of pride, to be a little bit humane. On rare
occasions, you have to start yelling back. You can be a polite and kind person, not
nasty and abusive, and still vigorously represent your clients.”