Luber Roklin Takes Ex-Employee To Court Over Unpaid Client Commissions

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 5:17pm PST

Luber Roklin Entertainment today sued Stephen Crawford for allegedly telling his clients not to pay commissions to his former employer once he moved to a new firm. In the three-claims complaint (read it here) the management … Read More »

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Bryan Brucks To Head Luber Roklin Lit Division

By | Thursday August 2, 2012 @ 7:42am PDT
Mike Fleming

Bryan Brucks is joining Luber Roklin Entertainment to head up their literary division. Brucks who ran his own company, will bring over his clients including Black List writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, Emmy nominee Ben Schwartz, Fernley … Read More »

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Manager Jeff Kolodny Joins Paradigm

By | Friday June 3, 2011 @ 6:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran talent representative Jeff Kolodny is returning to agenting. He has joined Paradigm as an agent in the talent department. Kolodny comes from Luber Roklin Entertainment where he has been a manager for the past three years. Before that, Kolodny spent 17 years at William Morris where he … Read More »

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The Fascinating Rise & Fall Of Nick Roses, The Wunderkind L.A. Manager Facing Jail

By | Saturday April 9, 2011 @ 12:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It is a story that has dominated conversations among talent agents and managers this week. As reported by several outlets, on Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced that Nicholas Roses, identified as a 21-year-old talent manager based in Studio City, Calif., has been charged with nine criminal counts. He has been accused of luring parents from small-town America to bring their children to his poorly run (according to the parents), expensive (at $3,000 a pop) acting workshops in Los Angeles with the promise to eventually sign the kids.

Why is the case getting so much attention in talent circles? Because Nicholas Roses is actually Nick Roses, a well-known youth talent manager working for established management company Luber Roklin Entertainment. Roses, who joined Luber Roklin a year ago, has been running the alleged scheme through his own company, and partner Matt Luber on Thursday told me they were unaware of Roses’ extracurricular activities. Immediately after Roses’ indictment Tuesday, he was suspended by Luber Roklin pending further investigation. His name has since been removed from the company’s staff directory on IMDb Pro. (Meanwhile, several talent agents and managers from other companies told me that many in the industry had known about Roses’ practices and expressed doubt that he could have kept them secret from his bosses.)

There is one other reason for this case being on everyone’s lips: Roses is not just a young turk, he has been a lightning rod. “I can’t think of anyone else of that age who is more hated,” one talent manager said. “He’s wronged a lot of people.” Read More »

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