The separation of management/ production company The Collective has been completed. Founding partners, veteran managers Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew, have launched a new management/production company named Silver Lining Entertainment. Joining them is the entire film and TV management arm of The Collective that includes Matt Goldman, Christina Gualazzi and Jason Shapiro. The company has opened offices on South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The plan for Silver Lining is to continue to represent film and TV talent as well as continue to expand the roster of personalities, writers, directors and musicians. In management structure, Silver Lining will emulate the culture of Seattle entertainment software/technology company Valve, which has no hierarchy, with all staffers collaborating as peers.
Golenberg and Maydew, along with Michael Green, started The Collective in 2005. Over the past eight years, the company grew to over 150 people and multiple businesses including Collective Digital Studios, which most recently represented over half the company. It will serve as the heart of The Collective 2.0, which will be run by Green as the partners decided it would be best to focus more on their respective areas and operate the management business as a new entity. Golenberg/Maydew and Green hold stakes in each other’s companies. The trio also have several ongoing projects, including the Martin Lawrence/Kelsey Grammer 10-90 comedy through Debmar-Mercuty/Lionsgate.
Silver Lining will continue to represent Golenberg, Maydew, Goldman, Gualazzi and Shapiro’s entire client list that includes Ashley Madekwe, Barry Sloane, Bianca Kajlich, Cat Deeley, Chi McBride, Christa B Allen, David Krumholtz, David Morrissey, Derek Hough, Diane Farr, Eliza Dushku, Emile Hirsch, Evangeline Lilly, Ioan Gruffudd, Jai Courtney, Jason Isaacs, John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, June Diane Raphael, Margarita Levieva, Martin Lawrence, Ramon Rodriguez, Max Schneider, Retta, Peter Stormare, Wilmer Valderrama, Vincent D’Onofrio as well as writers Steve Faber, Eckerle & Osborn, among others. On the production side, Golenberg and Maydew recently produced Leguizamo’s ABC pilot King John and have another Leguizamo project in the works, Ghetto Klown, as well as a Jason Isaacs project at Fox 21 and Walk Of Shame at Sony/ABC. On the unscripted side they have several shows in development with clients Deeley and Valderrama. In features, they have Mall in post-production, which they produced with client D’Onofrio and which stars clients India Menuez, Mimi Rogers and Stormare, as well as a documentary on former client Andy Whitfield’s cancer battle directed by Oscar nominee Lilibet Foster.