SANDRA LORD
LAFTV &
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN in Entertainment


AUGUST 19, 2018

"HOLLYWOOD'S POWER JUNIOR AGENTS & MANAGERS" PANEL
+ Bonus Senior Literary Managers


Panelists' Bios

ANDREW OLSON
CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
 (talent)

NATHALIE DIDIER

ICM

JULIE GARDNER
BRILLSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS
(talent)

ADREANA ROBBINS
BOHEMIA GROUP

 (literary)

SEAN BUTLER
BOHEMIA GROUP

 (literary/talent)

 

AGENT

TBA AT EVENT

(animation/voiceovers

AGENT

TBA AT EVENT

(on-camera)
 

MODERATOR : LAURA LEE BYRD

ANDREW OLSON
CIRCLE OF CONFUSION

 

ANDREW OLSON: CIRCLE OF CONFUSION

Andrew Olson got his start in representation in the talent department at New Wave Entertainment
, where he worked as an assistant representing primarily comedians and reality stars. He then joined top management company, Circle of Confusion, where he now works as a junior manager with such clients as FRANCES MCDORMAN, WILLEM DAFOE, BENJAMIN BRATT, MOLLY PARKER, PABLO SCHREIBER and FRANK LANGELLA. Originally from San Diego, he graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in music, and lives in Toluca Lake with his wife Kelsey.

 

Andrew WILL do a one-on-one private meeting with a "lucky" attendee.

 

 


ADREANA ROBBINS
BOHEMIA GROUP

ADREANA ROBBINS: BOHEMIA GROUP

Adréana Robbins is the Literary Managing Director for Bohemia Group
, an international talent management company. She represents screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, directors, playwrights and authors throughout the world.

Adréana began her career in entertainment PR and has worked in newspaper and magazine publishing. She has written over fifty articles and is the author of the novel “Paris Never Leaves.” Adréana grew up in the film industry of Cannes, France and Hollywood. Her father was the late author and book adaptation-to-movie magnate, Harold Robbins. Adréana believes in the power of passion, storytelling and teamwork.

ABOUT BOHEMIA GROUP:
Bohemia Group represents over 400 industry professionals including Catherine Dyer ("Stranger Things", THE BLIND SIDE), Elizabeth Daily ("Rugrats", HAPPY FEET, WRECK-IT RALPH), Geoffrey Cantor ("Daredevil", HAIL, CAESAR!) Aaron Schwartz (THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, "Gossip Girl", THE MIGHTY DUCKS), Jed Brophy (THE HOBBIT, DISTRICT 9), Annet Mahendru ("The Americans", "The Following", "Tyrant"), Christie Lynn Smith (THE CRAZIES, "Justified"), Lindsey Haun ("True Blood”), director James Cotten (PAINTED WOMAN) and Natalie Lander ("The Middle") to name just a few.

ABOUT BOHEMIA GROUP ORIGINALS:

Bohemia Group Originals, BGO produced its first feature, a dramatic thriller entitled A Dark Place, which has recently finished post-production and is beginning the festival circuit in 2018. The Company is in deep development on both series and features including options on New York Times notable author C.S. Friedman's highly praised COLDFIRE trilogy and New Zealand best-selling novel, THE DENNISTON ROSE."

Adreana WILL do a one-on-one private meeting (lunch or general) with a "lucky" attendee.


SEAN BUTLER
BOHEMIA GROUP

SEAN BUTLER: BOHEMIA GROUP

 

Sean Butler is a senior entertainment literary and talent manager, who helps find finance, packages, and sells screenwriters and producers projects. Sean has spent the last 10 years cultivating his relationships with studio and network executives for his writers and directing clients.

Most recently, he helped coordinate an option deal for a feature film with producer LUCAS JARACH (Being Charlie, The Haunting of Sharon Tate) for a client. The film will go into production in June 2018. He also represents young hot writer JAMIE PARKER who was one of the top television writers ending 2016 via The Blacklist.com.

In 2018, Sean packaged two TV projects! One with executive producer MARK CANTON ( 300, Den of Thieve, Immortals & POWER), and the second project is with seasoned producers RICHARD LEWIS and GABRIELLE JERO from Southpaw Entertainment ( August Rush, Space Between Us, Robin Hood).

Sean also represents many diverse writers in television and film who have been staffed on series such as The UNSUALS, DETROIT 1.8.7 and BET's new series BOOMERANGE. Sean reps film writers from films such as DEUCES, which was executive produced by QUEEN LATIFAH; BROTHERLY LOVE, STREETS and A PAINTED WOMAN.

On the DIRECTORS side! He represents award winning author and filmmaker YANGZOM BRAUEN. She is currently directing NCIS-LA. Along with director JAMES COTTON who recently won best director in the Manchester film festival for his film A PAINTED WOMAN.

Before starting in literary representation, Sean spent four years as an intern turned assistant to SCOTT RUDIN. After a successful career with Scott Rudin, Sean went on to work for companies such as NICKELODEON, MTV, MARK BURNETT PRODS and MBK Entertainment who produced PARIAH, w/Dee Reese! It was Co-Ep'd by JEFF ROBINSON and SPIKE LEE.

After working in various positions, Sean, wanted fulfill his dream of being in representation! He earned a job working for top tier agency ICM PARTNERS for three years! He only floated for two weeks before he landed on a desk to one of the top Motion Picture agents. He worked as an Agent Trainee/coordinator in MP lit. There, Sean learned the art of representing writers and directors! While at ICM Sean worked directly with A-List writers/directors such as - LEE DANIELS, SOFIA COPPOLA, LISA CHOLODENKO, SEAN ELLIS, TOMAS ALFREDSON, THOMAS VINTERBERG and BOAZ YAKIN.

After ICM Sean spent a year working at PARADIGM in Talent and TV Literary. Sean was the agency liaison to most top tier studio and production company executives.


 

INTERACTIVE & ANIMATION VOICEOVER AGENT TBA

INTERACTIVE & ANIMATION VOICEOVER TALENT AGENT: TBA AT EVENT
 


 

 

 

Agent WILL do a one-on-one private meeting with a "lucky" attendee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JACKIE GARDNER
BRILLSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACKIE GARDNER: BRILLSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS

Jackie Gardner is a junior manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners,  a top talent management and television production company.

After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of Arts, Jackie Gardner began her career at Innovative Artists Agency as an assistant to David Rose where she started to build her skills in representation. Two years later she switched gears to management and was hired as JoAnne Colonna's assistant at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, working closely with clients such as FOREST WHITAKER and SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR.

Jackie was recently promoted at Brillstein and is growing her client list with up-and-comers such as CHANTE ADAMS (ROXANNE ROXANNE) and ANTHONY GONZALEZ (COCO).

Jackie WILL do a one-on-one private meeting with a "lucky" attendee..


NATHALIE DIDIER
ICM PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATHALIE DIDIER: ICM PARTNERS

 

Nathalie Didier is a Talent agent at ICM Partners, with a focus on representing actors in both film and television. Hailing from Los Angeles, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she studied Critical Studies and Screenwriting. Fluent in French, she grew up attending the prestigious French school “Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles,” in their immersive French section program and obtained her French baccalaureate degree with an emphasis in economics and sociology. Following graduation, she got her start in the WME mailroom, but left to join ICM Partners in 2013. She started on Toni Howard’s desk and ascended the ranks, joining the agent trainee program before being promoted to talent coordinator, and ultimately to talent agent.

 

 


ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL AGENT

ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL AGENT TBA AT EVENT: 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agent WILL do a one-on-one private meeting with a "lucky" attendee.

 

 

 


LAURA LEE BYRD
20TH CENTURY FOX TV

LAURA LEE BYRD: FOX's 20TH TELEVISION

As Partnership Marketing Manager for FOX’s 20th Television, Laura Lee Byrd oversees Marketing and Promotions for three nationally-syndicated shows: the Emmy-nominated DIVORCE COURT with Judge Lynn Toler; the news program TOP 30; and entertainment gossip show DISH NATION featuring Porsha Williams of the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA and Rickey Smiley of THE RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW.

Laura Lee is also an independent producer and writer from New York City. She currently has three short films in pre-production and in 2018 completed her first one-hour TV drama pilot which recently placed as a semi-finalist in the International Screenwriters Association’s top-rated Table Read My Screenplay – Hollywood contest. She also volunteers as a Speaker Coordinator for Sandra Lord’s award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast®, securing multiple A-list Hollywood power players to speak, including HBO Films President LEN AMATO; EVP of Development, FX Networks GINA BALIAN; Producer, Author and Preacher DeVON FRANKLIN; and multimedia mogul CHARLES D. KING.

Laura Lee began her career in Broadcast News and was handpicked to launch and produce the innovative news program NewsEdge at 11 at one of the top FOX O&O’s in the U.S. It was the 1st show of its kind for a FOX station and quickly became a ratings success. Laura Lee has also produced and field produced more than 2,000 hours of live TV, including Super Bowl specials, elections and hurricane coverage.

Whether producing a project or executing a national marketing campaign, Ms. Byrd is a dynamic leader who inspires those around her. She is dedicated to creating and supporting compelling, award-winning, inclusive stories that speak to the heart.


NOTE: PRIVATE MEETING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -- some panelists have agreed to do private one-on-one meetings with "lucky" attendees. For submission guidelines, go here: http://whwnetwork.com/content/PrivateMeetingSubmission.htm

NOTE: This panel is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by any of the agent/manager panelists.