Completing her studies in biology and theater
at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Ms. Niad graduated
with a B.A. in 1990. Rather than move back home to New York,
she headed west to Los Angeles where 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
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 superstar, Shawn Levy (Pink Panther;
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, 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.
opened in July of 1997 and has been flourishing ever since.
Some recent and special highlights close to our hearts are:
Haley Ramm stars as Brenna on the ABC Family series Monday nights @9pm!
Director Jen McGowan won SXSW Gamechanger Emergent Woman Director Award for her film, Kelly & Cal, which premiered to rave reviews from everyone from Variety and the Wrap to Vogue and Craveonline. Kelly and Cal and has been called one of the best indies of 2014!
After writing and drawing every single day for more than 25 years, Robb Armstrong's beloved comic strip JumpStart will become a live action sit-com pilot with Fox and producer Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova, The Neighbors, Back in the Game...oh, and Chasing Life :) AND he has a book deal about his own life with Reader's Digest. Robbin is on fire!!!
Naomi Grossman, best known as Pepper on American Horror Story, was named one of 2014s Top 10 Breakout Stars by IMDb Star Meter as reported by USA Today. She even got a fancy crystal award to prove it. She was in amazing company this year with the likes of Jared Leto, Chris Pratt, Rosamund Pike and Margot Robbie!
16 year old novelist Anna Caltabiano gets a 3 book series deal!...while looking at colleges. Insane!
We also signed a few new clients toward the end of 2014 whom we are very excited to work with this year: Stephanie Leigh Schlund(Hunger Games: Catching Fire); Henrietta Meire(Hello Ladies); Eamonn Roche(Every show under the sun!) and Bram Hoover(writer/star of 23 Blast)
HERE'S TO ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!