Will Rowbotham has joined Caliber Media as a manager in the company’s new New York office. The former partner and literary manager at Prolific Entertainment is the first hire for Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier’s east coast location, which formally opened Tuesday. I’m told that Rowbotham’s clients from Prolific are expected to follow him to his new gig. Those clients include writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Ian Fried (Spectral), Zak Olkewicz (Ink And Bone), RFI Porto (Blue Caprice), Jessica Conrad (SNL), and directors Alexandre Moors (Blue Caprice), and Martha Pinson (Martin Scorsese-produced Tomorrow). Rowbotham was a producer on Blue Caprice, which stars Isaiah Washington and Joey Lauren Adams, both of whom are with Caliber. Blue Caprice debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Sundance Selects in early March. The manager also served as a producer on the upcoming QED horror pic Haunt starring Jacki Weaver.
Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier’s Caliber Media production-management firm has set Evan Mirzai to run their new digital studio, which will finance at least five digital projects this year. Former Gersh lit coordinator and 2012 Black List scribe Mirzai will also serve as manager as he expands content and distribution of features, series, shorts, and music “utilizing Caliber’s in-house camera packages, editing equipment, and relationship with VFX company The Molecule,” kicking off Caliber’s new digital division with Joe Begos’ (Almost Human) horror series Toxin.