×

Medavoy’s Immortal as talent prez

Exec brings Elfman, Schwimmer, Long, Bellamy to firm

Talent Entertainment Group co-founder Brian Medavoy has joined Immortal Entertainment as a partner and president of its talent management division, a newly created position.

Medavoy will bring along such TEG clients as “Dharma and Greg” star Jenna Elfman and “Friends” star David Schwimmer, as well as thesps including Howie Long, Bill Bellamy (“The Brothers”) and Morris Chestnut (“The Best Man”).

“Dynamic, talented and an experienced leader” is how Immortal CEO Happy Walters described Medavoy, who starts immediately.

“Given the climate now, with clients facing down these huge conglomerates, it was important to me that I be at a company that was broad-based,” Medavoy told Daily Variety. “That this is a place that has six divisions, all run by entrepreneurs who know what they are doing, is what made me very comfortable making the switch.”

Many pots boiling

Immortal owns and operates Immortal Records, home to rock act Korn, as well as a soundtracks and music supervision company for films; a production banner, Immortal Films and Television; and a touring and events division that produces, among others, the Vans Warped Tour. It also manages athletes and several writers and directors.

“We are confident that Brian will continue to support and enhance his clients’ creative visions while adding a tremendous presence to the growth and management of Immortal,” prexy and chief operating officer David Codikow said.

In 1989 Medavoy was founding partner of his own management firm, More-Medavoy, which then merged to form Talent Entertainment Group in 1999. He was an executive producer of “Dharma & Greg” and a producer on “Just Shoot Me,” as well as the Emmy-winning PBS series “American High.”

Popular on Variety

More Biz

  • Mass Appeal and Universal Launch Hip-Hop

    Nas, Mass Appeal and Universal Music Launch Hip-Hop Label in India, Sign Divine

    Mass Appeal and Universal Music Group today announced the launch of Mass Appeal India – a new label dedicated to amplifying India’s burgeoning hip-hop culture on a global scale. The new label’s operations will be based Universal Music India’s headquarters in Mumbai and will function as a multi-channel partnership between the two companies. According to the announcement, Mass Appeal India will sign and [...]

  • Harvey Weinstein, center, arrives to court

    Weinstein's Attorneys Seek to Move Trial to Long Island or Albany

    Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys want his rape trial moved to Long Island or Albany, citing the “circus-like atmosphere” surrounding the courthouse in Manhattan. Weinstein is set to go on trial on Sept. 9 on five charges of rape and sexual assault. The disgraced producer faces a potential life term if convicted. In a motion to the [...]

  • AtmosphereThe Current State of Play in

    New York’s PlayStation Theater to Close (EXCLUSIVE)

    New York’s PlayStation Theater, a 2,100-capacity venue located in Times Square and operated by Bowery Presents, will close at the end of 2019, a source close to the situation tells Variety. The venue will close with a New Year’s series of shows from the Disco Biscuits. The theater, which is located two stories beneath the [...]

  • Courtesy of Earwolf

    How Lauren Lapkus Tossed the Script and Created a Podcasting Hit

    Lauren Lapkus has tossed the script on what makes most podcasts a hit. At a time when many of the most downloaded shows are true crime investigations or celebrity interviews, she’s doing something entirely different on each episode of “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus.” Each hour-long installment is a free-wheeling, completely improvised ride. One show [...]

  • WWE NXT

    WWE's 'NXT' Moves to USA Network as Wrestling Competition Heats Up

    WWE has struck a deal to move its “NXT” franchise focusing on rising stars to USA Network starting next month. “NXT” will shift to USA from the WWE Network subscription streaming service as of Sept. 18. The deal comes as USA is about to lose WWE’s “SmackDown” showcase to Fox starting in October. USA is [...]

  • Shazam

    Apple Music Launches 'Shazam Discovery' Chart, Focused on New Artists

    Apple Music today launched the “Shazam Discovery Top 50,” a weekly, global ranking of 50 artists that it describes as “on the move and trending” — in other words, new and emerging artists. While the company wouldn’t say much specifically about how the chart is tabulated, it uses “Shazam’s proprietary algorithms [to offer] a unique predictive view [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content