Vet manager to lead writer and director divisions

Veteran manager Dave Brown will spearhead Artist Intl.’s writer and director divisions as the newly appointed president of motion picture and television literary.

Brown’s folding his Sleeping Giant Entertainment firm into Artist Intl. and bringing his client roster with him as well as several projects in production. He’ll oversee Artist Intl.’s management clientele of screenwriters and television/film directors.

Brown’s clients include James Manos Jr. (“Dexter”), Jon Amiel, Victor Salva, Adam Torchia (“Knights Templar”), Kem Nunn (“John From Cincinnati”), Zenescope Entertainment and several projects in the works including the black comedy “Love, Scotch and Death” and the crime thriller “Criminal Empire for Dummys.”

Announcement was made by Steven Saxton, chairman and CEO of Hollywood Studios Intl., parent company of Artist Intl. Brown will work with Eric Christenson, Hollywood Studios’ president of acquisitions and distribution as well as chief financial officer Marcia Allen to develop a slate of client generated projects that can be financed internally.

Brown founded Sleeping Giant Entertainment in 2006 after leaving Benderspink. He helped develop “Dexter,” held posts at agencies Bruce Brown, Genesis and Writers & Artists plus packaged “Saw.”

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