Former AMG/the Firm TV management head rejoins ex-colleague
Rain Management Group has hired former AMG/the Firm TV management head Rob Wolken, who’s getting back into the rep business.Wolken joins the company as a manager and operational consultant, and will handle both film and TV as well as theater and new media. In hooking up with the management/production company, Wolken reunites with fellow AMG alum Jonathan Baruch, who founded Rain with Rick Dorfman in 2007. “I know from working with him side-by-side at AMG what a tremendous asset he can be,” Baruch said. “His industry experience, incredible relationships and team-oriented style fits perfectly into what we’re doing as a company.” Rain’s clients include actors such as JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Donnie Wahlberg, Oded Fehr and Jason Gedrick as well as scribes such as Connie Burge (“Charmed”), Tim Long (“The Simpsons”) and Roger Schulman (“Shrek”). Company also reps helmers including Jerry Levine (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and John Badham. Rain additionally operates a media consulting group to work with clients on brands and new media. Wolken most recently ran a glass repair and replacement company, which he opened after exiting The Firm in 2003. The rep first joined AMG (Artists Management Group) in 2000, soon after Michael Ovitz launched the company. While there, he managed 35 clients and helped package USA’s “The 4400,” among other series. He remained with the company after Ovitz sold the majority of it to The Firm, but then left the biz. Prior to AMG, Wolken spent seven years as an agent at William Morris. Wolken’s past clients as an agent or manager included Scott Peters, Stephen Lloyd, Jeff Pinkner, Rob Hanning, Randy Zisk, Craif Zadan and Neil Meron, Diane English and Craig Zisk.