Marvel stars Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man”), Mark Ruffalo (“The Avengers”) and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man”) are leaving their management company Brillstein Entertainment Partners to follow their longtime manager Aleen Keshishian to Lighthouse Management, TheWrap has learned.
Keshishian spent ten years at Brillstein, where she built one of the company’s most impressive client rosters and eventually was named a partner. She decided to strike out on her own, and Brillstein has been supportive of her decision.
“After a very productive ten years, we wish Aleen all good things and while we will miss our camaraderie, we are looking forward to working together on many continuing projects,” the company said in a statement.
Keshishian will start Lighthouse with no shortage of talent to manage, as Jennifer Aniston, Josh Gad and Selena Gomez are among the high-profile clients expected to join Keshishian at her new digs. Others include Jason Bateman, Orlando Bloom, Nicholas Braun, Billy Crudup, Topher Grace, Kathryn Hahn, Miranda Kerr, Laura Linney, Emily Mortimer and Justin Theroux.
Keshishian recently parted ways with longtime management client Natalie Portman, though she remains involved in the branding aspect of the “Black Swan” actress’ career.