Brown, Gatens look to plant flag in TV, films

Michael Ovitz’s Artists Management Group has signed Internet program creators Art Brown and Terry Gatens as clients to break into the television and film arenas.

The duo is best known for writing, executive producing and providing voice over narration for a series of Webisodic comedy shows for Romp.com, including the animated “Tardz,” “Sports Online” and “Crispy and Root.”

The two are collaborating with Shockwave.com, MediaTrip.com and other Netcasters to create programs for the Web after ending their creative relationship recently with Romp.com.

“Art and Terry have created and produced some of the most original shorts on the Internet,” said AMG’s Rob Wolken. “Their irreverent, politically incorrect humor is contagious and AMG is excited to help them expand into other entertainment arenas.”

Said AMG’s Paul Haas, “Art and Terry’s skills as creators and producers, and their end product create a package that can easily be transferred from medium to medium.”

Karl Austen of Armstrong, Hirsch, Jackoway & Tyreman also rep the duo.

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