Underground Films & Management partners Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson are parting ways after a decade. Engelson will continue to run Underground, while Osborne will focus on writing and producing, the latter through a new as-yet-unnamed production company. The pair will continue to work on projects they have developed and set up on the production side, including an untitled Emily Post movie set up at Warner Bros; their past credits include Summit’s Remember Me and Warner Bros’ License to Wed. “Over the last three years I have been working on a novel, Refuge, and now that’s it’s almost finished I realized that I wanted to focus on writing even more while continuing with my other great passion — producing,” said Osborne. “In such a scenario being a partner of a management/production company did not make sense.”
Josh McGuire and Evan Silverberg remain as part of the Underground team of managers. The company’s clients include Jon Lajoie, Jim Field Smith, Joel David Moore, Dito Montiel, Sharni Vinson, Daniel Stamm and Irvine Welsh. Said Engelson, who started out at Underground 10 years ago as Osborne’s assistant: “We are incredibly proud of every one of our entrepreneurial clients, and will only be building Underground into a bigger, more successful company from here. I may be losing a great business partner by Nick transitioning into being a writer, but I’m gaining a really talented client.”
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