EXCLUSIVE: Agent Marie Perry has joined Gersh to serve as the newly created head of the Commercial Production Division. She will rep below-the-line talent with an emphasis on commercials and music videos.
She is bringing to Gersh a client list that includes Crille Forsberg (“Cadillac” for director Joseph Kosinski), David Lanzenberg (Age Of Adaline for director Lee Toland Krieger, a Lionsgate feature with Blake Lively), William Rexer (Public Morals for Ed Burns/TNT), Ross Richardson (“Ferragamo” and “Givency” for directors Mert and Marcus), Tristan Sheridan (“Shiseido” featuring Lady Gaga for director Ellen von Unwerth/Serial Pictures), Joe Zizzo (Billy & Billie for Neil LaBute/DirecTV) and several other cinematographers and production designers.
“In my view of the commercial landscape, Marie is in the upper echelon and bringing her to the agency is really a game changer for us. We will now be even more competitive, and will have a very significant and active presence in commercials,” said agency co-president David Gersh.
“Gersh has a lot of great clients and a strong film and TV production department but they didn’t have someone who focused solely on commercials, fashion films, branded content and music videos, and these are areas where really interesting and creative work is being done every day. I’m excited to be heading the department and to be working with all the Gersh clients and thrilled that my existing clients have joined me for this new endeavor,” added Perry.
Perry has spent the last 12 years as an agent at The Skouras Agency representing cinematographers and production designers for commercial work. Before that, Perry spent nine years at a Stiefel + Company, a commercial production company where she served as a staff production manager, head of production and executive producer with Frank Stiefel. In total, Perry has more than 25 years of production experience.