Production companies merge

Kritzer teams with Levine, Wilkins

Erik Kritzer has merged his management company with that of Ben Levine and Brian Wilkins to form management and production entity Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment.

Blake Bandy, a longtime associate of Kritzer, and Adam Griffin, formerly of the Collective, have joined the team as managers.

Company, which is moving into new Beverly Hills offices in January, will include talent and literary management, as well as film and TV production divisions.

Kritzer is bringing his clients Chevy Chase, Autumn Reeser (“The OC”), Jorge Garcia (“Lost”), Ron Perlman (“Hellboy”) and Anne Archer, among others, to the new venture; Levine and Wilkins bring their growing roster, which includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Cary Elwes, Fred Ward and Julie Gonzalo (“Veronica Mars”).

Kritzer, whose career includes stints at 3 Arts Management and the William Morris Agency, worked with Wilkins at Immortal Entertainment. Levine and Wilkins worked together at WMA and Evolution Entertainment before partnering last May.

Wilkins said of his new partners that it was “very rare to find two people that share such similar visions and principles when it comes to this business.”