EXCLUSIVE: Managers Courtney Kivowitz and Christian Donatelli have jumped from Benderspink to The Schiff Company. They bring a collective client list that includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lucy Punch, Colin Hanks, Sissy Spacek, James Frey, Ellen Burstyn, Cheyenne Jackson, Monica Potter, Emmy Rossum and Kevin Corrigan. Kivowitz’s work with Gyllenhaal brought her into Oscar season proximity with Schiff, who manages her Crazy Heart costar Jeff Bridges. They decided to work together and since Kivowitz shares several clients with Donatelli, it was an easy fit. It’s the second recent hire profile hire after Risa Shapiro joined The Schiff Co. “With Courtney, Christian and Risa, we feel we are growing the company a smart way and deepening our resources,” Schiff said. Benderspink partners Chris Bender and JC Spink said: “We had a great run with Christian and Courtney for the last seven years and wish them the very best at their new home. We know they will be extremely successful in their future endeavors.”
Management Duo Shifts To Schiff Co.
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