Communications Spending Will Outpace GDP Growth In 2012: Forecast

By | Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 6:58am PDT

Private equity firm Veronis Shuler Stevenson pretty much likes what it sees in media related businesses in today’s mid-year update to its influential annual VSS Communications Industry Forecast. It projects total spending this year of $1.19T, up 5.6% while the U.S. economy is expected to grow 4.4%. And the industry should continue that pace, hitting $1.42T in 2015, VSS says. Fastest growing businesses are Pure-Play Consumer Internet and Mobile Services (+18.1%), Public Relations and Word-of-Mouth Marketing (+14.6%), Broadcast TV (+9.3%), Subscription TV (+7.7%), and Branded Entertainment (+7.5%). Co-founder John Suhler says that the forecast “highlights the impact of a strengthening economy” and calls the growth in devices such as smartphones and tablet computers “the best news for the industry in several years.” Read More »

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Industry Adds Stephen Crawford, Ava Jamshidi To Manager Stable

By | Monday April 9, 2012 @ 3:04pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Literary manager Stephen Crawford and former ICM agent Ava Jamshidi have joined the Literary Department at Industry Entertainment Partners as managers. Crawford most recently handled the lit side of … Read More »

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Onward And Upward

By | Monday June 27, 2011 @ 5:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

Laura Hersh and Michael Botti have worked their way up and have been promoted to managers at Industry Entertainment. Meanwhile, at WME, Ian McAllister, David Lubliner’s assistant, has been promoted to coordinator in the motion picture lit department.

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Rosalie Swedlin Joins Anonymous Content

By | Monday October 11, 2010 @ 12:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Rosalie Swedlin has left  an 11-year run at Industry Entertainment to join Anonymous Content as manager and producer.  Current clients making the move with Swedlin include David Frankel, Richard Shepard, Lynn Shelton, Nigel Cole, Kirsten Sheridan, Gary Winick, Michael Engler, Tommy Schlamme, Jane Anderson and John Riggi. Swedlin will … Read More »

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Bill Butler Lands At Industry Entertainment

Mike Fleming

Bill Butler, a longtime fixture at Gersh’s New York headquarters before leaving to become manager, has landed at Industry Entertainment as a partner. He’ll continue to be Gotham-based, and starts off with the following clients, most long timers from Gersh: Chris Meloni, Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Calista Flockhart, Victor Garber, … Read More »

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