Stock’s up for Golden Silver firm

Veteran managers Peter Golden and Roy Silver, who have represented Bob Dylan, Bill Cosby, Jackson Browne and Richard Pryor, have lined up a passel of projects for their new partnership, Golden Silver, as well as their director, writer and comedian clients.

The six-month-old firm is developing four film and television projects, including an annual special on professional ballroom dancing; a syndicated strip called “The Antique Road Show”; the feature “Taking a Chance on Harry” with producer Paul Gurion; and a vidpic about an Irish detective.

Metter taking ‘Chance’

Client Alan Metter is directing Warner Bros.’ “Police Academy VII: Mission to Moscow,” in Russia, and will direct “Harry.” Fellow client Bill Taub is set to script that project.

Former “In Living Color” staff writer Rick Najera has landed as a writer/performer on “The Robert Townsend Show.” After a successful run at Chi’s Goodman Theatre, Najera will bring his one-man show, “The Pain of the Macho,” to L.A. in September.

Comics aplenty

Gold and Silver also rep comic Craig Shoemaker, recently featured in “Showtime’s Comedy Club All-Stars VII,” and 18-year-old Latino comic Jeff Garcia , who just became the youngest client signed by Agency for the Performing Arts. Both are negotiating with studios for their own series.

Golden and Silver go back 30 years when Silver was working as a manager and Golden was running the music division at the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles.

Golden later went into managing music acts. Past combined clients have included Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joan Rivers, Cass Elliot, Deep Purple, The Hollies, Poco and Tiny Tim.

“We both decided that our backgrounds have led us to a mutual viewpoint,” says Silver. “Besides, we loved the way our names sounded together.”

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