Veteran manager Dave Brown will spearhead Artist International’s writer and director divisions as the newly appointed president of motion picture and television literary.
Brown’s folding his Sleeping Giant Entertainment firm into Artist International and bringing his client roster with him as well as several projects currently in production. He’ll oversee Artist International’s current management clientele of screenwriters and television/film directors.
Brown’s clients include James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter”), Jon Amiel, Victor Salva, Adam Torchia (“Knights Templar”), Ken Nunn (“John From Cincinnati”), Zenoscope Entertainment and several projects in the works including the black comedy “Love, Scotch and Death” and the crime thriller “Criminal Empire For Dummy’s.”
Announcement was made by Steven Saxton, Chairman and CEO of Hollywood Studios Intl., parent company of Artist International. Brown will work with Eric Christenson, Hollywood Studios’ president of acquisitions and distribution as well as CFO Marcia Allen to develop a slate of client generated projects that can be financed internally.
Brown founded Sleeping Giant Entertainment in 2006 after leaving Benderspink. He helped develop “Dexter,” held posts at agencies Bruce Brown, Genesis and Writers & Artists and packaged “Saw.”