You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Intrinsic Agency Expands to Central Europe, Adds ‘Spectre’ and ‘Life of Pi’ Artisan

Below-the-line shop now has offices in West Hollywood, London and Warsaw

Production agency Intrinsic has set up shop in Central Europe via a partnership with Warsaw-based agency High Spot.

The move continues the overseas expansion of the West Hollywood below-the-line agency, which in August announced a merger with London-based Dinedor Management and the addition of U.K.-based partners Rob Little and Jarek Zapora.

A new kid on the below-the-line block, Intrinsic was launched in February by partners Jonathan Silverman and Dana Salston.

Intrinsic’s latest members are Donata Rojewska, founding partner of High Spot, along with partners Hanna Kisielinska and Agnieszka Hermanowska. High Spot is known for repping directors, writers and actors in addition to cinematographers and other below-the-line artists.

Intrinsic’s collaboration with High Spot will focus on key crew department, with the rest of High Spot remaining independent. High Spot’s crew roster will now be known as Intrinsic Warsaw.

Rojewska, Kisielinska and Hermanowska will be responsible for running Intrinsic Warsaw. Rojewska and Kisielinska will share responsibility for features and television, while Hermanowska will helm the commercial department.

Popular on Variety

High Spot reps over 70 clients, many which come to the agency to be associated with their directors. Among them: Oscar nominated director Bartosz Konpka (“Rabbit a la Berlin”), Mitja Okorn (Polish B.O. hit “Letters to Santa”) and Lukasz Palkowski (“Gods”).

Artisans repped by High Spot include cinematographers Witold Sobocinski (“Frantic”; recipient of Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award and ASC International Award), Lucas Bielan (camera operator on “Spectre,” pictured behind the camera, above, and “Life of Pi”) and Piotr Sliskowski; and composer Bartosz Chajdecki.

“We were searching for the next piece of the puzzle in this part of Europe and High Spot’s stellar reputation made it an obvious choice,” said Silverman.

Little added,”We are very proud to have these three agents with such an outstanding film/commercial industry background join our team.”

More Artisans

  • Judy Movie 2019 renee zellweger

    How Costumes Convey the Story in 'The Irishman,' 'Dolemite' and 'Downton Abbey'

    A screenplay’s words are one thing. The director’s visual choices in framing scenes are another. Ruth E. Carter, who won an Oscar earlier this year for her “Black Panther” costume design, “You can’t tell the story in a movie without a costume. A good costume supports the performance and the script. You just go along [...]

  • Vladimir Smutny The Painted Bird Cinematography

    Poetic Lensing Accents Horrors of Czech Republic’s ‘The Painted Bird’

    After debuting in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird,” which is the Czech Republic’s submission for this year’s best international film Oscar category, has gone on to great acclaim, much of it focused on the extraordinary cinematographic work of Czech DP Vladimir Smutny. His stunning black-and white-lensing for the film, [...]

  • Us Movie Lupita Nyongo

    Hair, Makeup Mirror Authentic Internal and External Changes in Characters’ Arcs

    Cinematic hair and makeup is often unappreciated as a time-travel device. “I remember when Will [Smith] did ‘Ali,’ or Jamie Foxx did ‘Ray,’” says Stacey Morris, co-head of the hair department on “Dolemite Is My Name.” “They took you there. Hair, makeup, wardrobe — it all comes together and complements each other. You can imagine [...]

  • Rocket Man Movie

    Sounding Off: 'Rocketman,' 'Judy' and 'Ford v. Ferrari' Sound Mixers Push Forward

    When sound is mixed for a film, a kind of alchemy happens. As one track is pushed forward, your attention moves with it. The best sound mixers also can balance loud environments, so you’re still able to hear dialogue and crucial story elements while being immersed in the visuals. Films heavy on concert performances or [...]

  • Ford v Ferrari Christian Bale

    'Ford v. Ferrari': How Editors Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland Create Thrilling Action in Cutting Room

    “Ford v Ferrari” crossed the finish line first on opening weekend, a reminder that character-driven stories can hold their own against more blockbuster-themed fare. Coming in first also requires a director like James Mangold and his long-time editors, Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland, who made the emotional conflict between main characters Carroll Shelby and Ken [...]

  • Laika's Missing Link, starring Hugh Jackman

    Laika's Chris Butler on 'Missing Link': 'Stop-Motion Requires a Different Frame of Mind'

    Chris Butler, Oscar-nominated for the 2012 animated “ParaNorman,” is back in the race again with Laika’s “Missing Link,” a beautiful and sweet tale of friendship told in stop-motion. Butler says: “When people learn what I do, their reaction is ‘Fun!’ It is fun, but it’s also extremely hard.” He adds with a laugh, “In this [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content