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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.”

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