EXCLUSIVE: Rogers & Cowan has tapped Rob Greenwald as Vice President on their talent team, and he’ll be spearheading a new comedy division at the public relations firm as well as work with their sports and talent clientele.
Greenwald, a former Forefront Media executive of six years who rose through the ranks to Vice President, works with two-time Primetime Emmy winner Tony Hale from HBO’s Veep, as well as Jim Gaffigan and Rob Riggle, who respectively recently starred in Chappaquiddick and Midnight Sun. Greenwald just signed queer luminary comedienne Cameron Esposito whose credits includes the comedy series Take My Wife, Maron and features The Hero and Mother’s Day.
In addition to Hale, Gaffigan and Riggle following Greenwald to R&C, other clients doing so are Reno 911! co-creator/star and feature screenwriter Thomas Lennon, as well as Haley Joel Osment, Jeannie Gaffigan, Reggie Watts, I MOM SO HARD (Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley who have a new CBS pilot and are about to start a second tour, and have a huge Facebook show), Tom Segura, Ari Shaffir, Coyote Peterson, Matt Jones, Bryan Callen, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Heffernan, David Dobrik, Christina P., Elizabeth Shapiro, Ben Hoffman, Wheeler Walker Jr., Justin Willman, Danielle Pinnock, Theo Von, Fahim Anwar, Jacob Soboroff, John Brenkus, Michael Yo, Cyrus Arnold, Steel Panther, Steve Lemme, Elizabeth Shapiro and Omar J. Dorsey.
We hear it was a contentious exit for Greenwald from Forefront Media with the latter contending that the executive was let go before joining R&C.
Jeff Raymond and Lindsay Galin are the EVPs of R&C’s talent team and respectively run the division from Los Angeles and New York.