Heroes and Villains Entertainment has hired literary manager Jen Ray, who previously worked as a manager at Gotham/Principal, TheWrap has learned.
Ray joins the company on the heels of fellow managers Henry Huang and Benjamin Blake, who were added to the team in 2015. She brings a predominantly female roster of screenwriters, directors and authors to Heroes and Villains.
Among the clients Ray is bringing with her is Lauren Miller Rogen, who wrote and starred in the indie comedy “For a Good Time, Call…” Ray produced that film with her client.
At Gotham/Principal, Ray focused on entertainment for women across all genres and formats. She was integral to the sale of two female-centric projects for publishing client Adaptive Studios — “DC Trip,” which author Sara Benincasa is adapting for Van Toffler with Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa‘s Bona Fide producing, and “Coin Heist,” a teen thriller from writer-director Emily Hagins starring Sasha Pieterse that is currently in production for Netflix.
Additional clients joining Ray at Heroes and Villains include Ali Scher (“Jessica Darling’s It List”), Heather Rutman (“The Girls Guide to Depravity”), Kim Barker (“All About Steve”), author Rachel Stuhler (“Absolutely True Lies”) KC Perry (“Damien”) and playwright Jennifer Maisel (“The Last Seder”).
Ray is a graduate of Cornell University and the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.