RARE IS A FEMALE-OWNED, FEMALE-RUN AGENCY, LED BY FOUNDER AND CEO, ASHLEY R. VILLA, ESQ.—A LEADING EXPERT IN DIGITAL MEDIA TALENT MANAGEMENT, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS AND DIGITAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION.
ASHLEY R. VILLA, ESQ.
FOUNDER & CEO
Ashley Rachel Villa, Esq. practices law in Los Angeles, California. She is attorney and manager to digital content creators and YouTube stars. She is also legal counsel to a number of digital media companies and entertainment entities.
Ms. Villa previously worked at StyleHaul, the pioneering YouTube multi-channel network focused on fashion and beauty. Prior to that, she worked at Sierra/Affinity LLC, specializing in international film and television licensing and distribution, feature film production, film finance and television development. She also previously worked at Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. under the Office of the General Counsel. While in law school, Ms. Villa interned in the business and legal affairs department at Fox Sports and was an extern for the Honorable Judge Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Villa received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in 2011. She attended undergrad at UCLA, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Global Studies.
She is currently a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. She is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment Section and Intellectual Property Section), Independent Film & Television Alliance and the Non-Scripted Attorney Association.
Vanan is a Manager to digital media talent. She has been at Rare Global for 2 years, specializing in talent management and campaign coordination for brand partnerships, and taking a personal approach to talent relations. Vanan attended undergrad at UCLA with a major in International Development Studies and graduated with Honors.
DIRECTOR OF PR
Teresa has 9+ experience working with Fortune 500 companies, agencies, and brands including MySpace, 20th Century Fox and NBC Entertainment, in digital marketing, social media and publicity roles. In 2010, she started Digital Candy PR, a boutique social media and PR agency, with a mission to bring exposure to trailblazers in fashion, art and entertainment. Teresa received her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. She attended undergrad at UC Davis.