Manager to join as partner with Ray, Shapiro, Murray
Matt Luber, manager of “The Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker, has joined management-production shingle Nine Yards Entertainment as a partner with founder Aaron Ray along with Larry Shapiro and Alex Murray.Other Luber clients include Malik Yoba (“Bull”), scribes Tom Abrams and Dennis Bartok (New Line Cinema’s “American Princess”), Matt Hoge (New Line’s “Geeks”) Chris Gambale (MGM’s “Deuces Wild”) and writer-director Jeff Celentano (“Gunshy”). Prior to working as a manager, Luber spent two years as VP of development at Leslie Morgan’s Diamondheart Prods. Launched in June by Ray, who reps clients such as “Dr. Dolittle” helmer Steve Carr and actor Cole Hauser, Nine Yards also recently acquired comedy management firm Shapiro/Murray. Firm brought clients such as Louie Anderson and Dom Irrera.