Mark Scroggs has represented actors and comedic talent for 25 years. At David Shapira & Associates (DSA), Mark works with talent in TV, film, theatre, hosting and new media. The Indianapolis native´s love for comedy dates back to watching classics 1970s sitcoms and variety shows, plus listening to comedy albums over and over. This interest continues, including the new formats to appreciate all forms of comedy. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Silvera was an agent in the motion picture department of BRODER/WEBB/CHERVIN/SILBERMANN agency, (now ICM). He started his Hollywood career as a stand-up comic in Los Angeles. Silvera Management was launched in 2009 and is a diversified management/production company specializing in the careers of Stand-up comics, Writers, Directors, Hosts & Actors. We seek talent with a distinct voice. BOOK
Chris DiPetta has been in the comedy game since The Punchline first opened in 1982. In addition to important work on the original expansion of The Punchline franchise, he has opened or consulted on comedy clubs for The Funny Bones, Catch a Rising Star, and Uptown Comedy Corner. He has managed talented performers including Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, J. Anthony Brown, Grant Turner, and Earthquake. He currently manages Tim Wilson, Billy Gardell, Stewart Huff, Carl Rimi, and Tommy James. Chris' relationships with many in the business go back more than two decades. It is that body of knowledge and insight which keeps him among the best prognosticators of comedy trends.
Together Jamie and Chris are principals in Matthew Victor Entertainment, which has represented talent like Sony recording artists Laughing Pizza and comedians such as Mike Speenberg and Karl Douglas. BOOK
PanelistBarb North BROOK FOREST ENT., THE GONG SHOW WRITER, CANDID CAMERA, TALENT MANAGER,
Beginning as actors and a comedy team themselves– Barb and Steve headlined clubs and colleges and appeared on over 30 network and syndicated television shows before taking their careers behind the camera, writing and producing. Their talent roster of actors and comedians have appeared on Nickelodeon, Disney, Showtime, Comedy Central and the major networks. BOOK
PanelistLyNea Bell 90210 TALENT , HEAD OF COMEDY DIVISION,
Principato-Young Entertainment is a top-tier management and production company that has been developing cutting edge comedic talent for over 13 years, building the careers of stars such as Will Arnett, Jonah Hill and Ed Helms. The company produces feature films, as well as television series, including Comedy Central´s KEY & PEELe and the new FX series MARRIED. Ted Bender has been a manager at Principato-Young since 2003 and has worked at the company since 2001. BOOK