CAA agent Matt Rosen, “Insidious” producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and manager Jeff Silver have formed Grandview, a new management company dedicated to writers, filmmakers and producers. The company will launch an talent department in the “near future,” Silver told TheWrap.
Rosen and Silver will oversee the management side of the company while Kavanaugh-Jones will advise clients on production and packaging. Several top-tier management companies are also producers, and though Grandview will not produce its own movies or TV shows, it will use Kavanaugh-Jones’ experience putting movies together to advance its own clients.
Silver praised Kavanaugh-Jones’ extensive experience putting together movies outside the studio system, and said he would serve as an in-house consultant.
Kavanaugh-Jones has produced or executive produced more than a dozen movies over the past couple of years, including “Insidious” and its sequel, “Sinister,” and “A Haunted House.” He will continue to produce movies through his Automatik banner.
“We are building a company that is solely client focused, and rooted deeply in talent, ambition, and culture,” Silver said in a statement. “Grandview will provide the resources of a big firm, but still have the intimate feel of a family operation.”
Both Rosen and Silver work on the literary side of the business, representing writers, directors and producers. Rosen represented “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” director Jonathan Liebesman, “Grace of Monaco” writer Arash Amel and “Avengers” written Zak Penn.
Most of Rosen’s clients will remain at CAA, but they will spend the next few days speaking with them about sticking with Rosen in a management capacity. Silver will bring all of his clients, including “Bad Words” writer Andrew Dodge and “The Giver” scribe Michael Mitnik. The two co-represent writer Matthew Charman, who is writing Steven Spielberg‘s next movie.
The three partners all met at CAA where Rosen and Silver worked in the motion picture lit department and Kavanugh-Jones was in the film finance and sales group.
Rosen joined CAA in 2006, working for Richard Lovett and John Campisi before becoming an agent. He packaged the rights for the upcoming “Terminator” deal and also sold the comic book rights for “Oblivion,” which turned into a feature starring Tom Cruise. Silver formed his own company five years ago, and his new company will retain employees Fourth Floor managers Chris Goble and Zac Frognowski.