Agents and Managers Conference
Thank you to all of our participating Agents and Managers!
2022 Fall Program and Schedule to be announced in September.
For filmmakers, series creators and screenwriters currently seeking representation
Live Interactive virtual seminars with top agents, managers, producers and development executives for filmmakers, series creators and screenwriters currently seeking representation
Topics include: acquiring an agent or manager to represent for your film, series or screenplay; pitching your project; sell, license and/or option deals with producers, distributors, streaming platforms (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBOmax, etc.)
Networking, Educational and Q and A Opportunities.
Individual Conference Registration $25 Per Conference, All Access Pass Registration $299
Participants receive a recording of the conferences for which they have registered, as well as a link to join our private industry networking group on LinkedIn.
All Access Pass holders will be provided with a pre-registration form, which guarantees the opportunity to share the following with our participating agents and managers: Title and Brief Synopsis of Your Film, Script and/or Series, Your Name, and Your Contact Information.
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Literary Manager, ANONYMOUS CONTENT
May 23rd at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: How to Pitch Your Script, Film or Series, Selling vs. Optioning, Licensing Deals, Differences Between Agents and Managers
Kate Hart is a literary manager at Anonymous Content where she's worked since early 2019. Prior to Anonymous she worked at management and production company Think Tank Management as director of development, and she started her career as an assistant at Relativity Media many moons ago. A New Jersey native, Kate attended the Newhouse School at Syracuse University where she got her fill of snow, and upon graduation immediately packed up and moved to sunny LA, never looking back.
Literary Manager, Producer, ANONYMOUS CONTENT
May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Attaching "Name" Talent to Your Script, Film or Series, Pitching to Producers, Benefits of Signing with Managers who also Produce
Trent Anderson is a manager and producer at Anonymous Content, a premiere management and production company that has produced SPOTLIGHT, THE REVENANT, TRUE DETECTIVE, MR. ROBOT, 13 REASONS WHY, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, BABEL, and WINTER'S BONE. After graduating from Cornell University, Trent worked in talent departments with A-list actors before transitioning to literary management. As a manager, Trent has built a roster of writer, director, and actor clients, with a focus on LGBTQ+ and diverse voices. He produced his first indie feature during the pandemic which is set to premiere this year and has television projects in development.
Agents, WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR (WME)
Grace Buting and Katie Marshall
May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: How to Pitch Top Tier Agencies, Pitching Your Film, Script or Series to Studios and Streamers
Grace Buting is a TV scripted agent at WME based in Los Angeles. She represents writers, directors, and producers with a specialty in playwrights and horror filmmakers. Before television, Grace started at WME in the commercials and animation department after having begun her career in entertainment working in physical production. Grace hails originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Katie Marshall is a TV Scripted agent at WME and is based in their New York office. She works with writers, directors, producers, and multi-hyphenate talent with a primary focus in the comedy space. Katie started at WME in the non-scripted and documentary group, and prior to joining WME she worked at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Katie grew up in New York and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and LaGuardia School for the Arts.
President, Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates
May 24th at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Boutique Agencies vs. Large Agencies, Attaching Marketable Talent to Your Project
Mark Measures is a true Hollywood original, born right in the heart of Tinsel Town and growing up at the corner of Sunset and Gardner.
He previously served as an agent with The Abrams Agency, developing talent for the theatrical department and soon oversaw the new media division and the alternative programming department.
He was instrumental in getting Abrams into the celebrity endorsement area by representing a lengthy roster of A-List clients.
Fourteen years after starting at Abrams, he joined Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates as President, buying the company in 2017.
Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates is one of the country’s leading bi coastal talent agencies. Consistently ranked in the top 15 of all talent agencies by the Los Angeles Business Journal, KMR has a rich history of over 60 years in the entertainment business.
Agent, Founder, ENTERTAINMENT LAB
May 24th at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Developing Your Career as a Screenwriter and/or Filmmaker, Film Festivals and Screenplay Competitions
Sean Dubravac is the Co-founder of Entertainment Lab, a bicoastal Talent Management and Production company, with locations in Beverly Hills, CA and Manhattan, NY.
The company guides and develops careers of established actors, writers and directors in film, TV, theater, commercial, print and voice over work. The roster includes Academy Award, Emmy Award, BAFTA, GLAAD, AFI, Sundance, SXSW, Kids’ Choice Award and other festival and award contenders, nominees and winners. Additionally, the company’s literary department collaborates with other production houses on the packaging and development of film and TV projects.
Sean graduated from UCLA in International Development Studies. He is a Screenwriting Judge at the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program, AFI Screenwriting Showcase, Austin Film Festival, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriter Contest, PAGE Awards, ISA, ScreenCraft and Page Turner Awards. Completed UCLA Extension Course in Writing Coverage: Story Analysis for Film & TV. Completed I. Studienabschnitt at The Vienna University of Economics & Business, in Vienna, Austria. Fluent in Serbian, German, Russian and English.
Manager, Partner, 3 Arts Entertainment and Creative Executive, Fuzzy Door Productions (This conference will feature 2 speakers)
Mark Schulman and Emily Kochman
May 24th at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Development Executives, Signing with Managers who Produce, What Streamers are Looking For
Mark Schulman is a partner at 3 Arts Entertainment in Los Angeles. He has been a manager/producer at the company for over 22 years. Mark has helped to guide the careers of such talent as Mario Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, Craig Robinson, Tamera Mowry Housley, Howie Mandel, Sherri Shepherd, Tyra Banks and Chelsea Handler. He has produced shows on Netflix, ABC, Fox, Peacock, E!, VH-1 and Showtime, among others.
Emily Kochman is a creative executive at Fuzzy Door Productions, the production company of actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director, Seth MacFarlane.
The company's productions include the animated series Family Guy, American Dad!, the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, the live-action sitcom The Winner, the science documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and the sci-fi comedy drama series The Orville. More recently, it signed a deal with NBCUniversal. The company will move from its longtime home at the 20th Century Fox Studios lot in Century City to NBCUniversal's Universal City Studios in Universal City.
May 25th at 9:00 a.m. EST/6:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Production, How Producers and Distributors Determine the "Marketability" of a potential project, Pitching to Netflix and other Major Streamers
Anthony Marotto began in the Agent Trainee Program for Creative Entertainment Connections(CEC) in New York City. He was then brought into Montana Artists Agency (MAA), a below the line boutique agency in Beverly Hills, after which Marotto moved to the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) where they launched the agency’s physical production department in combination with Paradigm. He was featured as one of the Top 10 Assistants To Watch in Variety Magazine’s issue of Hollywood’s New Leaders. After being promoted to Talent Agent, Marotto returned to New York City and launched the physical production division in the existing APA New York and soon to be Toronto offices. Anthony Marotto has been instrumental in fostering those connections between directors, producers, designers, and has brokered deals for Netflix, CW, TNT, FX and more. His presence at Film Festivals like Sundance and TIFF have brought the agency some of the most talented rising stars. Marotto’s roster also includes clients such as Will Greenfield, the Co-Executive Producer of the hit HBO Series, EURPHORIA, and Naz Goshtasbpour, the Production Designer of the hit CW Series, SUPERGIRL.
President, SWEET 180 MANAGEMENT
May 25th at 10:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Producers and Showrunners, How A Manager Can Also Be Your Producer, Attaching The "Right" Cast
Lillian LaSalle is president of New York based Sweet 180 Management, representing directors, showrunners, producers, and screenwriters, playwrights and actors. In addition to managing talent, she is also an accomplished producer. Lillian is the recipient of the 2016 Peabody "Futures of Media” Award for Producing. She has produced feature films including Loggerheads, which premiered in competition at The Sundance Film Festival and Sweet Land, which won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for writer/director Ali Selim. As a filmmaker, Lillian’s directorial debut, “My Name is Pedro”, premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, and had its NYC premiere at the Big Apple Film Festival. The film is distributed by Passion River Films, and available on Apple TV, Amazon, FandangoNow and iTunes.
Agent, Founder, MERIDIAN ARTISTS
May 25th at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Packaging Your Film, Script or Series, optioning and licensing deals
Glenn Cockburn is the founder of Meridian Artists. Along with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of talented writers, directors and producers. Glenn's career started when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production's first look deal with New Line Cinema, then returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department. Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, Young People Fucking, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time. Glenn's other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program. Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.
May 27th at 10:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching to Studios and Streamers, Domestic and International Film and Script Sales
Halle Mariner has previously worked in film sales for Shoreline Entertainment and Preferred Content. Currently, Halle works at APA as an agent in the Scripted Literary Department. As a honoree of Colour Associates 2019 Next Up List, Halle is also a part of Women Wednesday’s BIPOC Mentorship Program Committee and #Startwith8 Mentorship program. APA is midsize full service agency repping clients from talent, music, literary across TV, Film and Books, branding, comedy touring and more. Representing clients like Oscar winners Gary Oldman, and Melissa Leo, as well as 50 Cent, Mary J Blige, Justin Chon (BLUE BAYOU), Ms. Pat, John Carpenter, Derek Kolstad (John Wick Franchise) and many more.
President, ALEXANDER CREATIVES
May 25th at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Packaging Your Film, Script or Series, Developing Branded Content, Above the Line and Below the Line Talent
Sara Alexander is the owner of Alexander Creatives, a New York based management company representing artists for film, television, commercials, branded entertainment and new media. Alexander Creatives represents Directors, Producers, Writers, as well as DPs, Production Designers, Costume Designers, Editors and 1st ADs.
Literary content representation includes screenplays, books to film, and television series.
Agent, A3 Artists Agency
May 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Maximizing Exposure For Your Film, Script or Series, Legal Rights and Clearances
Martin To is currently an agent at A3 Artists Agency. He got his start at United Talent Agency, where he worked for six years. He then went on to be a manager with Paul Alan Smith when Paul left ICM. Martin was at Paradigm Talent Agency before joining A3, along with half of Paradigm's Lit Department. Martin is a native Texan, attended New York University, and then went on to study at The University of Alabama School of Law before moving to Hollywood to help pursue other people's dream.
With offices in NY, LA and UK, A3 Artists Agency is a full service agency representing screenwriters, filmmakers, actors, literary content and theater. For more than 40 years, A3 Artists Agency has earned a reputation and garnered access to all the major players in the industry. With a new approach, A3 works with clients across all departments to maximize their brands, exposure and income from all possible sources.
Agent, Founder, JACKSON AGENCY
May 25th at 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Your Film, Script or Series to Producers, Financiers, Development Executives, Distributors and Streamers
Tiauna Jackson is a Talent and Literary Agent for The Jackson Agency. Headquartered in Century City, California, Ms. Jackson built her agency from the ground up within the entertainment industry’s most competitive market, Los Angeles.
Anchored on Avenue of the Stars, Tiauna decided to start her own agency after finding barriers to entry not only for herself but for artists and writers of color, LGBTQ+ identifying, and Senior Citizens. Today, the Jackson Agency is among the top 50 agencies in the world representing clients globally, across nine divisions.
Ms. Jackson made history as one of the first solely black- owned agencies to franchise with the Writers Guild of America, and two years following became a franchise of the Directors Guild of America. Tiauna co-founded the Black Agents Network and co-chairs the ATA Racial Equity Task Force. In January of 2022, Tiauna Jackson became the first Black woman elected to the Board of Directors for the Association of Talent Agents (ATA).
Additionally, she is the first Black Agent to ever speak at the world-famous ‘The Actor’s Studio’ and has been featured in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Medium, TMZ, Oz Magazine, and Arizona Informant for her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while facing adversity through resilience.
Agent, Co-Founder, CRYSTAL SHIP ARTISTS
May 26th at 10:00 a.m. EST/7:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Attaching "Name" Talent to Your Film, Script or Series, The Future of Film and TV Production and Distribution
A native New Yorker, born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West side and a UCLA graduate who got her start with NBC Television on various shows including The Cosby Show, A Different World, and The Cosby Mysteries. Other production credits include Dick Wolf’s New York Under Cover, NBA Inside Sports, Showtime at The Apollo Theater and films Above the Rim, Die Hard 2.
Crystal Ship Artists is a premiere artists agency located in the heart of New York City with partners in Los Angeles and London, which represents actors, filmmakers, directors, writers, and content creators. They have recently optioned pilots to NBC and BET Plus.
Agent, Partner, THE GERSH AGENCY
May 26th at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Your Film, Script or Series to Agents, Producers, Development Executives and Showrunners, Film Festival Strategies and Screenplay Competitions
Roy Ashton is the Head of the TV Literary & Packaging Dept. at The Gersh Agency, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Prior to joining Gersh as Partner, Ashton spent 13 years at Creative Artists Agency.
He functions in all areas of television, helping clients sell and package television projects at the major networks, major cable, and premium cable outlets.
Ashton’s client business includes showrunners, writers, production companies, directors, distributors, authors, and actors from all over the globe.
Agent, THE GERSH AGENCY
May 26th at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Packaging and Preparing to Pitch Your Film, Script or Series to Agents, Producers, Development Executives and Showrunners
Shan Ray is a veteran of the agency business, specializing in Television Literary and International business with a focus on IP/Content, Creators, Writers, and Directors in the scripted series arena. He has set up projects and made deals at all the major networks, major and independent studios and streaming platforms both in the U.S. and International markets. He has also shepherded numerous International formats from around the world to be developed in the US and abroad. Prior to joining Gersh, he served as an agent at International Creative Management (ICM). Shan started his career at MTV in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Agent, Co-Founder, CULTURE CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT
May 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Your TV Pilot or Film Script, What Producers and Streamers are Buying
Brad Rosenfeld formed Culture Creative Entertainment with partners, Paul Weitzman and Karen Kirkland in August of 2019. The company was formed as-a-result out of the WGA/ATA conflict mainly having to do with the issue of packaging. Brad and his partners all stood behind the writers from the get-go and are very proud of-the-fact, that they were the first group to depart from an agency and open-up their own venture.
Having joined Abrams Artists Agency at the start of 2015 as one of the Co-Heads of the Literary Department, Abrams provided Brad with the opportunity to work at a larger sized agency working with multiple departments, and they also had an east-coast office that had one of the top theatrical and book departments in NY. In the short time Brad had been at Abrams, he had collaborated with the NY office to set up a number of feature films based on some of the books that the company represented. The Abrams Lit Dept. had also sold numerous television pilots and had writers working on staff on many comedies, dramas, and kid’s television programs.
Prior to joining Abrams Artists, Brad worked for a boutique agency called Preferred Artist where he spent 15 years at. Some of the projects that he was involved with included SEVEN POUNDS, starring Will Smith, THE SUMMER OF MONTE WILD HORN starring Morgan Freeman, MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS starring Richard Dreyfus, BARBERSHOP 2, THE HONEYMOONERS, PRIDE, and TROLLS, which was released in November of 2016 by DreamWorks Animation.
Currently, CCE represents writers and directors working on shows such as NCIS, THE GOLDBERG’S, THE WALKING DEAD, GINNY AND GEORGIA, INSECURE, and HOUSEBROKEN to name a few.
Brad welcomes a challenge and tends to work with an eclectic list of clients ranging from traditional film and television writers, to creators of children's content, live stage shows and tours. Brad finds this business just as rewarding today as when he first started the business and loves being able to help mold and shape people’s film and television careers.
Agent, KAPLAN STAHLER AGENCY
May 27th at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Non-Scripted/Reality Projects to Showrunners, TV Networks and Streamers
Heather represents showrunners and production companies who have worked for Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Bravo, A&E, Discovery, History and other top tier cable networks and streamers. Her clients work in documentary TV, food competition, docuseries, crime and more. Currently at Kaplan Stahler, her focus is staffing producers along with packaging unscripted reality television projects.
Prior to Kaplan Stahler, she worked in the reality department at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates. The department placed hosts and experts on Style Network, Travel Channel, BBC America and represented producers on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Styled By June, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Real Housewives of Miami and more.
She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from Ithaca College.
Agent, KMC TALENT AGENCY
May 27th at 12:30 p.m. EST/9:30 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Agents, Producers, Distributors, Streamers, Navigating the International Market
Kathryn Cook opened her agency in 2020 in Los Angeles, and has been licensed since November 9, 2020.
KMC Talent Agency is currently franchised by the WGA, and Kathryn is currently representing writers, filmmakers, and musicians in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Her roster of clients include filmmakers, writers and producers who have projects released on various TV/streaming networks domestically and internationally, as well as theatrical releases in numerous international markets including France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Italy, Austria, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and more.
Her filmmaker roster includes projects that have secured distribution with companies including Netflix, 108 Media, Saban Films, Kino and more.
Agent, Co-Founder, CULTURE CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT
May 27th at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Your Film, Script or Series to Agents, Producers, Showrunners and Streamers, Legal Rights and Clearances
Paul Weitzman has been a literary agent for more than 20 years representing writers, directors and producers across all literary platforms which include prime time network, cable, streaming services, animation and feature films. He began his career at the entertainment law firm, Christie & Berle, then a stockbroker and corporate executive with Baraban. He transitioned to the literary agency business in 1997, where he worked for The Shapiro-Lichtman Literary Agency before joining The Preferred Artists Literary Agency. Paul was the Co-Head of the Literary department at Abrams Artists Agency for five years before founding Culture Creative Entertainment in 2019.
VP of Development, MUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Meghan Mathes Jacobs
May 27th at 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching Scripted and Non-Scripted Content to Development Executives, Distributors, TV Networks and Streamers
Meghan joined Muse Entertainment USA, based in Los Angeles, in 2015. She recently Executive Produced a comedy for Apple that will premiere this year. Her responsibilities include finding writers, projects and intellectual properties for television, as well as selling shows to all sides of the US marketplace having strong relationships at broadcast, cable and streaming networks.
Muse Entertainment produces a significant number of scripted movies, miniseries, series and highly-rated television movies and series for broadcasters and digital platforms such as CBS, NBC, ABC Family, Syfy, Disney, Netflix, Amazon, A&E Networks, etc.
Muse has been active in the non-scripted arena as well, producing series and specials for A&E, Discovery, Reelz Channel, National Geographic, CBC, Global Television, HGTV and Paramount+ streaming network (formerly CBS All Access).
Muse has also had a long and successful experience in the service production arena, going back to Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal (both directed by Stephen Spielberg), The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair for MGM and TNT, Blood and Treasure for CBS.
Feature film credits include Blades of Glory, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, produced by Ben Stiller, The Fountain starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, directed by Darren Aronofsky, The Deal starring William H. Macy and Meg Ryan and Oscar winner Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee.
Muse is also one of the most experienced companies in the world for international television co-productions, having co-produced different projects with companies in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Hungary, South Africa, Switzerland, Romania and Morocco.
Manager/Producer, MAGNOLIA ENTERTAINMENT
May 27th at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST
Topics Include: Pitching to Streamers, producers, distributors and development executives; sale, licensing and/or option agreements
Michael Klein is a literary manager and producer who recently joined Magnolia Entertainment. Before joining, he operated his own management/production company for over a decade. He manages filmmakers from across the globe who work in both film and television.
Clients have written and directed for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Apple, Blumhouse, Sony, Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Lionsgate, to name a few. He’s excited to be working with Magnolia Entertainment, who represent an esteemed roster of talent, including Rosamund Pike, Rachel McAdams, Dev Patel, and Daniel Espinosa.