Producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Insidious), CAA lit agent Matt Rosen, and manager Jeff Silver (Fourth Floor Productions) are forming their own new management company focused on repping writers, filmmakers, and TV producers across multi-genres and mediums. The trio first met while working at CAA, where Rosen and Silver were in the film lit department and Kavanaugh-Jones was in film finance and sales. Grandview will see Rosen and Silver running management and repping clients while Kavanaugh-Jones advises on film production and packaging. Doors open in June on the new venture which will add Fourth Floor managers Chris Goble and Zac Frognowski. Automatik will retain executives Bailey Conway and Rian Cahill.
Rosen will be leaving his post at CAA to co-run Grandview. He first joined the agency in 2006 before being upped to MP Literary Agent in 2009, representing clients including Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), Mark Heyman (Black Swan), and Aron Coletie (WB’s upcoming The Twilight Zone). Rosen also packaged and negotiated the Skydance-Annapurna rights deal for The Terminator and negotiated comic book label Boom/Archaia’s first-look deal with Fox.
Silver brings with him a number of Fourth Floor Productions clients including screenwriters Michael Mitnick (The Giver), Andrew Dodge (Bad Words), and Matthew Charman (Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ Untitled James Donovan Project).
Kavanaugh-Jones is still an active features producer whose upcoming titles include Air starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou and Focus Features’ The Signal, starring Brenton Thwaites and Laurence Fishburne. He’ll continue to serve as President of his production/finance co. Automatik. Kavanaugh-Jones is currently producing Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and the Nicholas Hoult-starrer Autobahn, and has horror threequel Insidious 3 starting this summer.