Brian Medavoy | Page 4 of 4 | Hollywood Talent Manager, Producer, Motivator
Colorful planes

2016 has been a year of big strides for me. I have needed to do a lot of soul searching, planning, thinking and answering very difficult questions. I’ve dealt with adversity as well – but it has only made me stronger. Through all this, I realized that life is full…

David Foster

Recently, I wrote a post here on Medium about my relationship with my father, Mike Medavoy. While searching through my files for a copy of the speech I wrote for him, I stumbled upon a trove of the other letters and speeches I’ve written over the years. I was particularly…

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…

Gina Rodriguez

Last night’s awards show, like most awards shows, gave me a moment of reflection on the state of our industry and on the direction in which we are heading. With underdog victories for the bold, off-the-cuff TRANSPARENT and the CW’s Hispanic star, Gina Rodriguez, along with the continued success of…