Verve, a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency, has announced the creation of Verve Ventures
, a global business development initiative within the company that will be run by international sales veteran Amy Beecroft
Beecroft brings to Verve a wealth of experience, having worked at many of the top companies in the international space during her career: First Look/Overseas Film Group, HBO, GreeneStreet Films, and FilmNation to name a few.Verve Ventures
will focus on creative strategic partnerships in the international and domestic film and television space, including finance and sales, digital distribution, and the development of new technologies, such as Virtual Reality, on a global scale.
“The international landscape has changed drastically in the last five years. With 70% of the box office coming from the international marketplace, savvy foreign distributors, producers, and financiers alike are looking to establish new and strategic partnerships on both the theatrical and television sides,” said Beecroft. “With Verve representing some of the best directors and writers in the business, I feel we are uniquely positioned to find new and exciting ways to expand our clients’ reach into the global marketplace. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Verve family.”
Verve partners said in a statement: "With the exponential growth and importance of the overseas marketplace, being able to draw from an international viewpoint will be the best way to serve our clients moving forward and we believe that Amy is the best person to lead the way in this space.”
Verve is a talent and literary agency on the vanguard of client representation. During the past five years, the agency has built an impressive roster of Oscar, Emmy, WGA, BAFTA, and Spirit Award winning writers and directors. Verve’s clients are writing and directing for every major motion picture and television studio and packaging their own passion projects for the large and small screen.
Verve is also the only agency seriously representing content creators in the burgeoning Virtual Reality space and consistently has a major presence on the coveted Black List, including 2014’s number one script, "Cathrine the Great," by Kristina Lauren Anderson
. Anderson’s script also topped The Tracking Board’s 2014 Hit List
, where Verve is the only agency to show positive growth over all five years of the List. Since opening its doors in 2010, the agency has gained a reputation for its white-glove, personal service and putting talent above all else