Christopher Burbidge Promoted to Head of Talent at Fourward

Brooke Blann also promoted to manager in music division

Christopher Burbidge has been promoted to head the talent division at Will Ward’s Fourward, the company announced on Monday.

His colleague, Brooke Blann, has also been promoted to manager in the company’s music division. Both Blann and Burbidge are based out of the company’s Los Angeles office and will continue to report directly to Ward.

Burbidge works on the day-to-day management of clients in the talent department, including Chris Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Liam Hemsworth, Jacob Elordi, Alice Braga, Aisha Tyler, Luke Hemsworth and Luke Bracey. Burbidge previously worked with the talent agent Ed Limato at the William Morris Agency and WME. He then transitioned to management in 2010 joining Ward’s first company, with clients that included the Zac Brown Band and Dead & Co.

Blann started her career with Ward and transitioned to Fourward last spring when the company launched. Some of her key clients include Elliphant, Abby Anderson and Emma Zander. She will work closely with the company’s music divisions in both its Los Angeles and Nashville offices.

“I am excited for Chris to run the day-to-day operations of the talent division at Fourward. He is a gifted and experienced manager with outstanding intuition and leadership skills,” Ward said in a statement. “Brooke’s incredible ear and impressive tenacity won me and our clients over; I look forward to watching her grow as a music manager and continuing to bring her innate understanding of music to the division.”

“Since working with Ed Limato, I have not come across a company that appreciates the development of actors in the way Fourward does. I could not be more honored than to be given the chance to help Will build Fourward into a company that supports its clients and builds their careers,” Burbidge said in a statement.

Fourward opened its doors in 2018 as a diversified management, production, and investment company. Fourward is based in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Melbourne.