EXCLUSIVE: Managers Jeremy Platt and Ben Rowe have joined Grandview. They start today as partners, the first added to the partner roster since the company’s inception. Founded in 2014 by Matt Rosen and Jeff Silver, Grandview alsois partnered with the Brian Kavanaugh Jones and Fred Berger-run production shingle Automatik. The two divisions run autonomously.
Rowe joins from Oasis Media Group, where he worked with David Lonner for nine years. Previously, Rowe was an agent in the Motion Picture Literary department at WMA, where he started his career. Rowe’s client list includes Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Justin Simien (Dear White People), Jake Schreier (Paper Towns), Hannah Fidell (Long Dumb Road), Aaron Katz (Gemini) and writers Gina Welch (The Terror, Feud, Castle Rock), Chuck MacLean (City on a Hill), and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani (The Informer).
Jeremy Platt joins from Plattform, the company he created in 2014. His clients include Adam Wingard (prepping Godzilla vs. Kong), Jim Mickle (Hap & Leonard, Automatik’s In the Shadow of the Moon), VJ Boyd (Justified), Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) James Strong (Vanity Fair), Jason Lei Howden (Guns Akimbo) and Evan (E.L.) Katz (Cheap Thriller, Channel Zero). Platt produced all three seasons of Hap & Leonard for SundanceTV/AMC.
Said Grandview founders Rosen and Silver: “We have deeply admired our friends Jeremy and Ben for years. Not only for the incredible artists and storytellers they represent, but because they themselves embody the talent, ambition, and character on which we have built Grandview.”
Said Platt: “While incredibly proud of what we accomplished at Plattform, I am so excited to be joining Matt, Jeff, and the whole Grandview team. We’ve been talking about doing this for some time, and as I’ve seen the company grow, this felt like the right time to stop admiring it from afar and jump in.”
Rowe leaves Oasis on amicable terms. Said Oasis chief David Lonner: “I’m proud of what Ben and I achieved together at Oasis. We did good work, and I wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”
As for Rowe, he said: “I am deeply appreciative of my time spent with David Lonner at Oasis Media Group — he has been a true mentor and I am very proud of what we achieved. For this next chapter, I am looking forward to partnering with my friends at Grandview. They have created a fantastic brand and I am excited to continue to build the company together.”