EXCLUSIVE: Senior UTA expertise and packaging agent Rob Lee is segueing to the expertise administration aspect of the enterprise. Lee is becoming a member of Mainstay Entertainment’s founding companions, Norman Aladjem, Ray Moheet, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin, as a associate. Lee already shares a number of purchasers with Mainstay together with creator Dan Patterson (Whose Line is it Anyway, Mock the Week) and eight-time Grammy winner Philip Lawrence (Come Dance With Me).
Throughout his profession Lee has represented many distinguished names within the trade, most just lately Tyra Banks, Eugenio Derbez, and Jon Taffer, amongst others. He additionally represents a number of U.S. and worldwide manufacturing corporations, documentary filmmakers and showrunners.
Lee just lately initiated and packaged the HBO hit sequence Home Of Ho, the brand new CBS primetime sequence Home Calls with Dr. Phil, and the worldwide hit sequence De Viaje Con Los Derbez amongst others. Lee, a seasoned tv government (IMG World Media, Keshet Studios US) can be an award-winning producer whose credit embody Enslaved with Sam Jackson, Americas Greatest Dance Crew, Millionaire Matchmaker, the function movie Crossroads starring Britney Spears and the miniseries Dean Koontz’s Mr. Homicide.
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Stated Lee, “After many productive and fantastic years carrying numerous hats on this enterprise, together with my most up-to-date and rewarding expertise at UTA, I can actually say that becoming a member of Mainstay appears like coming residence. I can proceed to characterize nice expertise and likewise make a extra vital artistic contribution. I’m honored to be becoming a member of such an professional and devoted group who’re working with a number of the trade’s most proficient and revered artists”.
Mainstay CEO Norman Aladjem said, “Rob and I’ve been good mates endlessly and I’ve at all times admired his ardour, artistic spirit, and experience throughout all the leisure panorama. Not solely will Rob assist increase each our administration enterprise and our manufacturing arm, however as a human being he’s an ideal match for our firm tradition.”
David Kirsch and Geoff Suddleson, UTA Companions and Co-Heads of Unscripted Tv, mentioned “Rob has performed an integral position on our crew at UTA, and we worth every thing he has contributed to assist develop our division. We stay up for working with him in his new capability.”
Mainstay Leisure represents purchasers together with Lupita Nyong’o, Trevor Noah, Katherine Heigl, Aaron McGruder, Jennette McCurdy, Maz Jobrani, Roy Wooden, Jr., and Emmy nominated director David Paul Meyer.
On the function movie manufacturing aspect, Mainstay most just lately produced the unbiased function movie Earlier than I Go written and directed by Eric Schaeffer and starring Annabella Sciorra and Robert Klein, at the moment in launch, in addition to A Easy Wedding ceremony, starring Tara Grammy, Rita Wilson and Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, which premiered on the Los Angeles Movie Pageant. Among the many Mainstay options in growth are the movie adaptation at Paramount of Trevor Noah’s bestselling memoir Born a Crime with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o set to star in and produce and Liesl Tommy hooked up to direct, and the vampire Western Solar All the time Units within the West with Danny McBride and Tough Home Photos at Lionsgate.
On the tv aspect, Mainstay most just lately produced the Emmy nominated Child of the 12 months for Nickelodeon and Time Studios, and various comedy specials for Trevor Noah, Roy Wooden Jr., Maz Jobrani and Josh Johnson. Mainstay additionally produced Black Jesus from creator Aaron McGruder and is at the moment in manufacturing on the reboot of The Boondocks.