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 Luber/Roklin Ent. All his clients are expected to follow. Crawford started his career at Industry Entertainment as an assistant.
Jamshidi has spent the last 6 years at ICM in the Motion Picture Literary Department. She also spearheaded the agency’s comic book and graphic novel division. Jamshidi began her career at APA.
In a statement, the Industry Partners said: “We are thrilled to have both Ava and Steve join Industry Entertainment. Ava was a well respected agent with a great eye for identifying talent and intellectual properties, and we look forward to launching her career in management. We welcome Steve back; he’s an accomplished manager with a terrific client list. Both Ava and Steve’s clients and sensibilities will fit perfectly with Industry’s existing client roster of high end literary talent.”