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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Agents

23 October 2013 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

1. Julian Savodivker, 36

Television and features agent, Montana Artists Agency

Savodivker joined below-the-line agency Montana in 2005 as an assistant in the business affairs department. He was promoted to head of finance and operations in 2007 and became an agent four years later. He’s expanded the agency’s client roster in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. He reps four crew members of “Short Term 12” — which won both SXSW’s audience and grand jury prizes — d.p. Brett Pawlak (featured in Variety’s Below-the-Line Impact Report), line producer Nathan Kelly, costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier and production designer Rachel Myers. Savodivker also recently signed lenser Adam Stone (one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch), who shot Jeff Nichols’ “Mud.”

2. Kevin Korn, 28

Agent, Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

In 2011, Mike Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz selected Korn as their first new agent at the composing agency in 10 years. Since then, he’s signed composers including Joseph Trapanese (“Tron, »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Agents

23 October 2013 8:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

1. Julian Savodivker, 36

Television and features agent, Montana Artists Agency

Savodivker joined below-the-line agency Montana in 2005 as an assistant in the business affairs department. He was promoted to head of finance and operations in 2007 and became an agent four years later. He’s expanded the agency’s client roster in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. He reps four crew members of “Short Term 12” — which won both SXSW’s audience and grand jury prizes — d.p. Brett Pawlak (featured in Variety’s Below-the-Line Impact Report), line producer Nathan Kelly, costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier and production designer Rachel Myers. Savodivker also recently signed lenser Adam Stone (one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch), who shot Jeff Nichols’ “Mud.”

2. Kevin Korn, 28

Agent, Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

In 2011, Mike Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz selected Korn as their first new agent at the composing agency in 10 years. Since then, he’s signed composers including Joseph Trapanese (“Tron, »

- Variety Staff

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Destin Daniel Cretton

15 August 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. This August, we get to once again profile an American Independent filmmaker who had the wind blowing in his sails moments before he launched his micro-budgeted I Am Not a Hipster at Sundance in 2012. Before unleashing his sophomore film, the character-rich, emotionally textured Short Term 12 in March, Destin Daniel Cretton had won over the Sundance jury with the short film going by the same name (2009 Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking). Winner of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Award (worth mentioning, of which I was a proud member of) and an Audience Award at a handful of fests since SXSW, its the folks at Cinedigm who’ll be launching the film in select theaters on August 23rd. Here is our profile on Destin Daniel Cretton and we’re lucky enough that »

- Eric Lavallee

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