Jason Egenberg has left Authentic Talent and Literary Management to launch his own production company, Tiny Riot Entertainment, and has signed a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. He already has a couple of projects set up at the studio.
Additionally, he has teamed with Alec Baldwin and his production company Eldorado Pictures for a drama series adaptation of Crooked Brooklyn, the 2015 book by , former chief of the Rackets Division in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, at Universal TV, where Eldorado is under a deal. Baldwin, Egenberg, Brendan Deneen of Macmillian Publishing executive produce, with Mallory Schwartz, head of development at El Dorado Pictures, also producing.
Crooked Brooklyn is indicative of Egenberg’s plans to focus mainly on IP-driven projects as a producer. He was an agent in the TV talent department at UTA until December 2014, when he left to become a manager at Authentic Talent and Literary Management. In the summer of 2015, Egenberg was tasked with to overseeing the launch of Authentic Management Productions.
While at Authentic, Egenberg set up several projects, including a Teddy Roosevelt limited series at Showtime in partnership with Electus; Popular, based on the book Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City by Lauren Urasek and Laura Barcella, at ABC Signature; as well as Toward the Light at CBS and CBS Signature, based on the book by Amy Major, which Michael Rauch wrote.
Egenberg is repped by attorneys Fred Tozcek and Dave Ryan at Felker Toczek.
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