Brian Medavoy | Page 3 of 3 | Hollywood Talent Manager, Producer, Motivator
Oscars

The Academy Awards is our State of the Union. They’re fun, they’re festive, but they’re also the single most important long hard look in the mirror that Hollywood makes each year. This year we heard plenty of tent pole and superhero jokes and the customary teasing of the studio system,…

I’ve written a post over at Medium that reflects on Khizr Khan’s speech, his relationship with his fallen son, and my own bond with my father Mike Medavoy. Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was an eye-opening moment. In seven minutes, Mr. Khan delivered a moving tribute…

Brian Medavoy and Jerry Jones

A manager acts as a catalyst to a client’s, or player’s, success, seeking to positively shape and influence the career trajectory of their talent in the same way a coach would their player’s athletic performance. They’re the X’s and O’s, focusing on how to get the most out of the…

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies is exponentially talented at breaking hearts, as she dies. On two monster hit shows, She has elected massive responses to the end of her character’s lives. So how has she coped with such on screen tragedy? PS. Spoiler Alert! In her words, the situation was a difficult…

David Schwimmer

Dear David – It’s been awhile but after seeing you on my TV last night I had to reach out. Last night’s episode of AMERICAN CRIME STORY was so good and you were just incredible in it. Obviously the focus was the infamous Bronco chase but I had never realized…

Damien Chazelle

Dear Damien – I had the pleasure last night of seeing WHIPLASH and I wanted to commend you on a remarkable job well done. Not only have you written two iconic, career-defining roles for two excellent actors, but you directed their story with such precision and poise as to somehow…

Michael Keaton Birdman

Note to Michael Keaton: 12/10/14 Dear Michael – I recently had the pleasure of seeing BIRDMAN and I wanted to reach out and say thank you for such a powerful and moving performance. Your SAG nomination is duly deserved. You brought such a rugged poignance and intensity to “Riggan” that…