Manager Alex Cole
, formerly of the Firm and Nine Yards Entertainment, has launched Elevate Entertainment
, a full-service management company that includes talent, literary and reality departments as well as a development and production arm.
In representation, the company is 80-20 split between acting and writing/directing clients. Its talent roster, shepherded by founder-president Cole, includes Vinnie Jones
, "Tron" co-star Serinda Swan
, Jimmy Jean Louis
"), Hannah Taylor Gordon
, Karim Seleh, Myanna Buring
and Justin Louis
Partner Jenny Wood
, who worked at Icm and Blumhouse Prods., handles the lit clients. Producer Peter Cohen
(CBS' "I Get That a Lot") is head of reality, and Seth Howard
, formerly vp production and development at Tribune Entertainment, is overseeing the development/ production arm.
With financial backing from U.K. firms, Elevate has a development slate of 10 TV series and longform projects. It has inked an overall deal with comic book veteran Howard Chaykin