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Nick Osborne And Trevor Engelson Splitting At Underground Films & Management

By | Monday August 29, 2011 @ 12:11pm PDT

Underground Films & Management partners Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson are parting ways after a decade. Engelson will continue to run Underground, while Osborne will focus on writing and producing, the latter through a new as-yet-unnamed production company. The pair will continue to work on projects they have developed and set up on the production side, including an untitled Emily Post movie set up at Warner Bros; their past credits include Summit’s Remember Me and Warner Bros’ License to Wed. “Over the last three years I have been working on a novel, Refuge, and now that’s it’s almost finished I realized that I wanted to focus on writing even more while continuing with my other great passion — producing,” said Osborne. “In such a scenario being a partner of a management/production company did not make sense.”

Josh McGuire and Evan Silverberg remain as part of the Underground team of managers. The company’s clients include Jon Lajoie, Jim Field Smith, Joel David Moore, Dito Montiel, Sharni Vinson, Daniel Stamm and Irvine Welsh. Said Engelson, who started out at Underground 10 years ago as Osborne’s assistant: “We are incredibly proud of every one of our entrepreneurial clients, and will only be building Underground into a bigger, more successful company from here. I may be losing a great business partner by Nick transitioning into being a writer, but I’m gaining a really talented client.”

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Lit Manager Oly Obst Joins 3 Arts

By | Friday June 10, 2011 @ 6:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Oly Obst is leaving Underground Films & Management to join 3 Arts. Obst, who had been at Underground for four years, will bring clients that include Matt Robinson (The Invention of Lying), Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne (Raindrops All Around Me), Nichole Beattie (Prime Suspect), Davd King (Parks and Recreation), Craig DiGregorio (Chuck), Tom Donnelly & Josh Oppenheimer (Conan the Barbarian), Tom Gormican (Are We Officially Dating?), Andrew O’Connor (Peep Show), Charly & Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals) and Ricardo Do Montreuilo (The Raven).

Obst leaves Underground on amicable terms with partners Trevor Engelson and Nick Osborne. “In the four years we’ve worked together, Oly has become a very close friend to both of us. He’s a great manager and we wish him the best.”

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