You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Stacy O’Neil to open Brillstein office

Management co. hires exec for N.Y. post

Brillstein Entertainment Partners has hired Stacy O’Neil to open the management/production company’s first full-service New York office.

O’Neil, who became available after the Firm partners Rick Yorn and Jeff Kwatinetz split to form new ventures, brings with her a client list that includes Amy Adams, Vin Diesel and Rachel Weisz.

O’Neil, who started her career as Stacy Boniello, spent eight years at the Firm. She started in the UTA mailroom and became a manager at Banner Entertainment before joining the Firm.

The move comes at a time when many entertainment companies are contracting. O’Neil will establish a Gotham office in January. Brillstein Entertainment hasn’t had a New York presence for years, after shuttering a short-lived book scout operation.

She rejoins Brillstein partner Aleen Keshishian, who left the Firm in 2005.

“I know from working side by side with Stacy how great it will be to have her creativity and vision in our company,” Keshishian said.

Brillstein chief exec Jon Liebman said the company has eyed New York, because many clients live there. O’Neil, who grew up in New Jersey, was eager to return East.

“So many great artists live and work there, and they are often overlooked,” Liebman said. “With all the changes and challenges in the entertainment business, we are lucky to have Stacy join our group of experienced talent managers and help us grow our business in New York.”


More Scene

  • Kiernan Shipka and Ross LynchMTV Movie

    MTV Movie & TV Awards: What You Didn't See on TV

    Many of the biggest stars in movies and television — including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kiernan Shipka, Sandra Bullock, Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson — came together to present and receive honors at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi. And while non-attendees are able to enjoy [...]

  • Dan Stevens

    'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, 'Wreak Havoc' in MCU

    Dan Stevens said his powerful, telepathic mutant Legion would do some serious damage if he ever crossed over from the eponymous FX series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Legion would wreak havoc. He’d probably take on Thanos, let’s see that,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of the trippy, mind-bending superhero series [...]

  • Anthony Anderson LADF

    Why Anthony Anderson and Billie Jean King are Giving Back with the Dodgers Foundation

    Celebrities and athletes came together at the Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala to celebrate the team’s commitment to supporting youth and to catch a glimpse of the event’s headliner: Bruno Mars. Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss were honored at the fifth annual event, which raised over $3 million for programs benefiting Los Angeles youth. [...]

  • Shia LaBeouf poses at the premiere

    Shia LaBeouf to Host Birthday Fundraiser for Slauson Rec. Theater Company

    Shia LaBeouf is celebrating his 33rd birthday by giving back. The actor, who turned 33 on June 11, will host a fundraising concert later this month for the Slauson Rec Theater Company, a 10-month-old free performing arts program he co-founded in downtown Los Angeles. The night will also include a preview of the Slauson Rec [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content