Jeff Goldberg - Sat, Mar 20 -
Jeff Goldberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up the son of a prominent attorney/business executive, Jeff attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Following his father’s footsteps, he attended law school in San Diego, CA, but after nearly two years Jeff felt the call of the entertainment industry. Jeff was quickly recruited to join the Agent Training Program at The William Morris Agency in 1985 where he moved quickly up the ranks. He became the trainee of the head of the motion picture talent department, Ed Limato, where he worked closely with the careers of Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nicholas Cage and many other high-profile actors, directors, and writers. After being promoted to Junior Agent status, Jeff received an offer to become an agent at The Agency for the Performing Arts in 1988. At APA Jeff worked closely with the managing partners of the agency, John Gaines and Marty Klein, and was able to increase his sphere of influence in the entertainment industry. Jeff was instrumental in finding and placing Steve Martin and Rick Moranis in the hugely successful film “Parenthood” for Imagine/Universal Pictures, and became a key advisor in the careers of John Candy, Bernadette Peters, Johnny Cash, and Sandra Bullock. Jeff was quickly promoted to Vice President and became the most visible profile for the agency attracting new clients and business opportunities. After bringing APA substantial success Jeff was made a partner and Senior Vice President on the board of this powerhouse agency. After spending 13 years at APA, it was time for a change and a new challenge. In 2000, Jeff formed Hurricane Entertainment with partner Cathryn Jaymes to manage the careers of actors, directors, and writers, and produce film and television. The formula was simple develop good talent, develop good scripts, and fuse the two into good film and television. Hurricane was involved in the productions of “Moby Dick” (Hallmark/Halmi), “Cleopatra” (Hallmark/Halmi), “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven” (Ed Pressman), “The American’s Are Coming” (Left Hook), and “Brotherhood of the Wolf” (Canal Plus). Again, in need of a new challenge and after 2 ½ successful years, Jeff dissolved the partnership and Hurricane Entertainment and ventured out on a solo career, thus was born Jeff Goldberg Management. With all the years of experience in the entertainment industry, Jeff Goldberg Management has been able to mold, reinvigorate and further the careers of some the entertainment busines’ favorite talents while also developing film and television projects for the company to produce.
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