Management and production company Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment (KLWGN) has changed its name to LINK. The company’s name had expanded over the past decade, since it was founded in 2004 by Brian Wilkins after he left Evolution Entertainment. He partnered with Ben Levine, with whom he had worked with at Evolution, and Wilkins’ former boss at William Morris, Erik Kritzer. Adam Griffin joined Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment as a talent manager in 2006 and was promoted to partner three years later. In 2012, after 15 years as a talent agent at CAA, Mike Nilon joined the company as a partner. In addition to LINK’s five partners, the company’s other managers include Sean Fay, Ryan Bundra, Eric Scott, Matt Shelton and Patrick Havern. Bundra also serves as VP Production. LINK recently hired Rachel Garrison as their Head of Operations. “We are excited for this new chapter,” the partners said in a joint statement. “We have always had a singular vision for success predicated on hard work, mutual respect and partnering with our clients to help them achieve their goals. We are also excited to no longer have our name confused with a law firm or radio station.”
The company has been ramping up its production slate with the Marc Forster-directed Amazon pilot Hand Of God starring client Ron Perlman and features Pay The Ghost and The Trust, both starring client Nicolas Cage. LINK’s client list also includes Christina Hendricks, Jason Momoa, Morris Chestnut, Chevy Chase, Mike O’Malley, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Patric, Jon Tenney, Angela Kinsey, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wilson Bethel, Phill Lewis and Avan Jogia. LINK also has a book division, with upcoming titles from clients including Perlman’s memoir Easy Street (The Hard Way) at Da Capo, Cary Elwes’ As You Wish at Simon & Schuster, an untitled Burt Reynolds memoir at Penguin and Ashley Rickards’ Get Your Sh!T Together at Harlequin. On the reality side, the company produced Style’s hit series Tia & Tamera with client Tia Mowry.
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