Ridenhour off to Evolution

Clients brought to co. include Beattie, Gaston, Winter

Chris Ridenhour has joined management production outfit Evolution Entertainment as a literary manager.

Ridenhour spent the past five years at Connie Tavel’s Tavel Entertainment, where he worked with clients including director Michael Lembeck (“Santa Clause 2”) and actress Helen Shaver.

He brings to Evolution talent such as scribe Stuart Beattie, who most recently penned the DreamWorks thriller “Collateral,” starring Tom Cruise, which Michael Mann is helming.

Other clients include Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez, Gigi Gaston, Joe Harris, Stephen Susco, Stu Pollard and Alex Winter.

Prior to Tavel, Ridenhour was a development assistant to exec Peter Cramer at Charles Gordon’s Daybreak Prods.

Evolution, founded by Mark Burg and Oren Koules, has recently been ramping up its staff. Addition of Ridenhour expands its management crew to 13.

“Mark and Oren have created a dynamic and energetic company,” Ridenhour said, acknowledging a debt to Tavel for getting him started.

Beyond its representation biz, company is busy with film and TV projects, exec producing the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” and the romantic comedy “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” at Warner Bros. Other credits include New Line’s “Dumb and Dumberer” and “John Q.”

“Chris is somebody we’re excited to have join our company,” Koules said. “He’s somebody I thought would fit in here perfectly with his client list and work ethic.”

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