EXCLUSIVE: Former UTA and ICM talent agent Steven Fisher has joined management and production company Underground as a manager. Fisher exited UTA last month after working out of the agency’s NYC office for three years. Before that he was at ICM for seven years. Fisher’s making the move cross-country with his family to L.A., where he’ll work with Underground’s Trevor Engelson, Evan Silverberg, Chris Dennis, and Josh Turner McGuire while Noah Rothman works out of Underground’s NYC offices. “I wanted to get back to L.A. and roll up my sleeves, and most of my clients are writer-performers in L.A.,” said Fisher. He joins Underground with clients Desi Lydic (MTV’s Awkward), Jamey Sheridan (Homeland), John Phillips (Pittsburgh Heat, Dirty Grandpa), Liz Carey (Chelsea Lately, Walk Of Shame), Mike Zegen (Frances Ha, Boardwalk Empire, Girls), Miles Fisher (Bad Advice, J. Edgar, Final Destination 5), Rus Blackwell (Banshee), and Jessie Ennis (G.B.F., Shards).
Underground is gearing up production on the Untitled Diplo Project for Fox, to be directed by David Katzenberg. It also has Universal/Blumhouse pic Incarnate hitting screens next year. Underground recently set up John Singleton-helmed Snowfall at Showtime and Nicholas Osborne-scripted Conquistadors at FX. “We couldn’t be happier about Steve joining our Underground family,” Engelson said. “He’s a real hustler with a true entrepreneurial spirit and a tremendous eye for talent. He fit in perfectly with us immediately