Wendi Niad

Completing her studies in biology and theater at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Ms. Niad got her Bachelor's degree, and rather than move back home to New York, she headed west to Los Angeles. She began her career in entertainment at the Comedy Store writing comedy material with and for the likes of the late great Judy Toll and Andrew “Dice” Clay.

Eight months later, an opportunity opened up at ICM where she was taken under the wing of then President of the Motion Picture Literary Department, Dave Wirtschafter. She began working with and discovering clients such as Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids; El Mariachi), Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), Randall Wallace (Braveheart; Pearl Harbor), Spike Lee, and Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans; Ali). Within a year and a half, Ms. Niad was promoted after she discovered her own rising star, Shawn Levy (Stranger Things; Night at the Museum) and signed the Stephen J. Cannell Co. to the agency.


Preferring to work more closely with her clients in a less "corporate" environment and with the full support of her agency mentors, Ms. Niad became a manager where she now represents a select group of writers, directors and actors. Niad Management opened in July of 1997 and has been flourishing ever since.

Some recent and special highlights close to our hearts are:

Haley Ramm is currently starring in 3 projects: the series Light as a Feather on Hulu, the feature film PIMP with Keke Palmer, and Hannah Marks' Banana Splits. We can never get enough Haley!

Writer/Actress/Twitter and YouTube sensation Charlene deGuzman's film UNLOVABLE, produced by the Duplass Brothers, dropped into theaters this October to rave reviews by everyone including just recently being called one of the best films of 2018!

After writing for Hemlock Grove on Netflix and The Path on Hulu, Writer Extraordinaire Lorna Osunsanmi is now writing on the hit CW show ALL AMERICAN which was just picked up for Season 2! It is truly a MUST WATCH!

Naomi Grossman, best known as Pepper on American Horror Story, was back for AHS season 8 as new character Susan Crowe... Surprise! Did you know it was her???

A.J. LoCascio was not only cast as the ultimate villain, Lotor, on the uber popular Voltron, but he is someone on this next season as well... Can you guess who he is???


Literary and Talent Management since 1997

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