Interesting that Management 360 has just hired GQ Senior West Coast Editor Chris Huvane as a manager. This doesn’t happen often in Hollywood. Magazine types become producers, publicists, and consultants, yes. Managers? Hardly. Although Huvane probably falls more into the category of celebrity wrangler than journalist, especially given the help he’s received from his Slate PR brother Stephen and CAA partner Kevin. Recently, I checked out why 360 has been the target of agency chatter that it’s made a backroom deal to move clients to CAA, which a top exec at the management firm denied to me. (“There is no truth to it. We have important clients and important relationships at all of the major agencies, and that will continue to be the case.”) Let’s just say this hire is only going to further fuel the rumor.
“We’ve known and admired Chris for years, and have collaborated with him, first when he was a publicist, and more recently in his role at GQ,” Management 360’s partners said in a statement. “When Chris made the decision to make the transition into talent management, we were eager to have him join us as we think he will be a phenomenal manager, and we’re incredibly excited to have him be a part of our team.”
“I’ve known the partners at Management 360 for a long time, and when I decided to become a talent manager, they were the first people I turned to,” Huvane said in the statement. Chris has been an editor at GQ for 7 years, first serving as an associate editor under current editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, and then rising to West Coast Editor one year later. In 2008 he was promoted to Senior West Coast Editor. Before that, he worked for bro Stephen at HBH public relations in both Los Angeles and New York, representing clients including Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Matthew Broderick, Liv Tyler, Peter Berg, and Don Cheadle.