Metropolitan ups Forman

Talent head named VP

In a move that marks the first VP appointment in its 20-year history, Metropolitan Talent Agency has promoted Karen Forman to that spot for tenpercentery.

MTA prexy Christopher Barrett said Forman had “contributed immeasurably to the growth of Metropolitan” and called her elevation both “well deserved and long overdue.”

She joined Metropolitan as an agent in 1993 and was promoted to head of the talent division in 1998. Her new responsibilities will include overseeing the daily activities of both the talent and literary divisions.

Metropolitan reps roughly 150 actors and 100 writers, producers and directors. It’s clients include actors Jane Seymour, Cloris Leachman and Jeffrey Nordling (“Once and Again”) as well as lit clients such as writer-director George Huang (“Swimming With Sharks”), writer-producer Dianne Houston (“Max Bickford”) and writer-executive producer Chris Abbott (“Diagnosis Murder,” “Legacy”).

Forman started her career at Creative Artists Agency in 1989, serving as an assistant to agents Michael Menchel and Doug Robinson.

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