Former ICM agent Michael Goldman has been hired to head a new management division for Tollin/Robbins Prods., the company that is the partnership of Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins. The company produces both television projects and feature films.
Goldman left the agency in 1995 after working both in the literary and talent departments, where he worked for such clients as Forest Whitaker, supermodel Naomi Campbell and director F. Gary Gray, who directed “Friday” and “Set It Off.”
“Goldman possesses the right combination of experience, intelligence and resourcefulness to make this division a success,” Tollin said. Robbins added: “We consider ourselves fortunate to have him as a player on our team.”
Goldman will oversee all aspects of TRP’s new management division. The company is the latest to get into the management business, which has become a growing trend of late.
Tollin/Robbins was founded in 1992. The company just produced Nickelodeon Pictures’ family comedy “Good Burger” for Paramount Pictures, which debuts July 25. The film was directed by Robbins.
Other feature film projects from TRP include “Fast Girls,” which will be directed by Tollin and produced by Tollin and Robbins in association with DEF Pictures, which just reupped at Polygram Pictures for three years (Daily Variety, May 30).
Also in development is “Someone to Lean On,” about a mentally challenged man in South Carolina who is known as “Radio” and who avoids going into an institution by becoming one himself.
The company also produced the feature film documentary “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream,” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996 for best documentary.
Goldman started at CAA in 1989, moved to Intertalent in 1991 and became part of ICM when it acquired Intertalent.