Jake Wagner has moved to Benderspink, where he will head up the company’s management division. He brings with him lit clients such as Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman), John Swetnam (Category 6), Andrew Knauer (Last Stand), Chris Denham (Home Movie), Micah Barnett (The Rabbit), John Sullivan (Science Fair), Tripper Clancy (Henry The Second), Lucas Sussman (The Hunt), Chris Roach/John Richardson (Non Stop), and Ethan Maniquis (Machete). He also brings actor Greg Finley (Secret Life Of The American Teenager). Partners JC Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner called Wagner “one of the brightest young managers out there.” He’d been at FilmEngine.
Wagner will also help with Benderspink’s movie and TV production and its comic and transmedia initiatives. Benderspink’s producing credits include the upcoming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and We’re The Millers for New Line Cinema, The Hangover 3 for Warners, and Ride Along for Universal. They recently set up The Order with Scott Stuber at Universal, The Planet Thieves with David Heyman at Warners, Lockdown At Franklin High with Platinum Dunes at Sony Pictures and The New West with Sketch Films at New Regency.