Film Executive and Two L.A. Talent Managers Get New Jobs

Film Executive and Two L.A. Talent Managers Get New Jobs

By Daniel Lehman

August 3, 2012


New jobs seem like the industry's version of summer vacations this year. Kerry Foster, former president of production for producer-writer-director Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures, has joined Chernin Entertainment as an executive for the company's film division, Deadline reported. She will report to Executive Vice President Jenno Topping. Before spending seven years at Weed Road, Foster was vice president of production at Pandemonium Films for four years.

Deadline also reported that producer and manager Bryan Brucks will lead the literary division of Luber Roklin Entertainment, a management company that reps actors and writers for film and TV. With Brendan McDonald, Brucks formerly co-owned management and production company Brucks/McDonald Entertainment, where his clients included writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, Emmy nominee Ben Schwartz, Fernley Phillps, Andy Burg, Adam Mason, Simon Boyes, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope, and Paul Sloan. They are expected to follow Brucks to Luber Roklin. His producing credits include "Deep in the Valley" and the upcoming films "Kill for Me" and "Not Safe for Work."

"Bryan is a seasoned veteran in this town with valuable experience as an executive and a manager," Luber Roklin partner Matt Luber said in a statement. "He has great taste in material, has great clients, and understands how to put movies together. We are happy to have him."

In addition, Francis Okwu is now a talent manager at Zero Gravity Management. Okwu was previously a partner at Levine Okwu Erickson talent agency. ZGM’s Mark Holder said Okwu "brings a high level of taste and experience, and we look forward to a long future for him at this company," according to Deadline. (Holder and his wife Christine previously merged their literary and talent management company, Holder Management, with Zero Gravity Management, which was launched in 2003 by Eric Williams.)

"I am really excited to join the Zero Gravity family," Okwu said in a statement. "Their vision was very in sync with mine. The Holders and the Williams have created a great culture of nurturing and developing wonderful actors, writers, and directors."

Okwu's acting clients include Grace Park ("Hawaii 5-0"), Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad"), and Michael Shanks ("Saving Hope").


Film Executive and Two L.A. Talent Managers Get New Jobs

By Daniel Lehman

August 3, 2012


New jobs seem like the industry's version of summer vacations this year. Kerry Foster, former president of production for producer-writer-director Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures, has joined Chernin Entertainment as an executive for the company's film division, Deadline reported. She will report to Executive Vice President Jenno Topping. Before spending seven years at Weed Road, Foster was vice president of production at Pandemonium Films for four years.

Deadline also reported that producer and manager Bryan Brucks will lead the literary division of Luber Roklin Entertainment, a management company that reps actors and writers for film and TV. With Brendan McDonald, Brucks formerly co-owned management and production company Brucks/McDonald Entertainment, where his clients included writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, Emmy nominee Ben Schwartz, Fernley Phillps, Andy Burg, Adam Mason, Simon Boyes, Rachel Specter, Audrey Wauchope, and Paul Sloan. They are expected to follow Brucks to Luber Roklin. His producing credits include "Deep in the Valley" and the upcoming films "Kill for Me" and "Not Safe for Work."

"Bryan is a seasoned veteran in this town with valuable experience as an executive and a manager," Luber Roklin partner Matt Luber said in a statement. "He has great taste in material, has great clients, and understands how to put movies together. We are happy to have him."

In addition, Francis Okwu is now a talent manager at Zero Gravity Management. Okwu was previously a partner at Levine Okwu Erickson talent agency. ZGM’s Mark Holder said Okwu "brings a high level of taste and experience, and we look forward to a long future for him at this company," according to Deadline. (Holder and his wife Christine previously merged their literary and talent management company, Holder Management, with Zero Gravity Management, which was launched in 2003 by Eric Williams.)

"I am really excited to join the Zero Gravity family," Okwu said in a statement. "Their vision was very in sync with mine. The Holders and the Williams have created a great culture of nurturing and developing wonderful actors, writers, and directors."

Okwu's acting clients include Grace Park ("Hawaii 5-0"), Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad"), and Michael Shanks ("Saving Hope").
 
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