Professional Directions: Q&A with Film/TV Managers Josh Goldenberg & Michael Wilson

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When: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:30pm

Where: Room 124, Schwartz Center

A Q&A with film/TV managers Josh Goldenberg & Michael Wilson (Kaplan/Perrone, Los Angeles) will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 4:30pm in Room 124, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

This event is part of the Cornell Department of Performing and Media Arts' Professional Direction Speaker Series and is free & open to the public.

Josh Goldenberg grew up in South Florida, where he wanted to be an actor from the age of 7. He went to Northwestern to pursue that path but after two back-to-back summer internships, he realized he'd rather be on the business side of things. He started his career at Marc Platt Productions (LA LA LAND, WICKED, etc.) and Karz Entertainment (VALENTINE'S DAY), which led to a Vice President position at Red Wagon Entertainment (THE GREAT GATSBY, DIVERGENT). After selling a movie with one of Kaplan/Perrone's clients, they pitched the idea of management and brought him over—he's been there for seven years now after spending seven years in development.

He reps writers/directors who have been hired/sold scripts everywhere in the feature space (including the produced EXTINCTION, KODACHROME, REMEMBER, UNFRIENDED, HONEYTRAP, ARMY OF ONE, LIKED, BROTHER NATURE, COPENHAGEN [which won Slamdance 2014], LIGHT OF THE MOON [which won SXSW 2017], and DRAFT DAY [which was the #1 blacklist script in 2012]…as well as the just-announced SPLASH reboot with Channing Tatum and the upcoming Netflix film 6 BALLOONS with Dave Franco and BAD BOYS 3 with Will Smith/Sony). On the TV side, his clients have developed at all of the major networks (including the upcoming L WORD reboot) and been staffed on shows like HOUSE OF CARDS, THE OA, THE FLASH, 24, DECEPTION, SLEEPY HOLLOW, AMERICAN ODYSSEY, EXTANT, SCHOOL OF ROCK, WHISPERS, BIZAARDVARKS, and the upcoming WATCHMEN, WARRIOR, and LODGE 49, to name a few.

Michael Wilson moved from East Coast to West Coast immediately after college, falling in love with Los Angeles and the entertainment business almost immediately. Starting his career in the UTA mailroom, he quickly worked his way into television department and developed a love for all things TV and representation. After UTA, Michael transitioned to management and development, working at Management 360 in the TV production department. From there, he moved to Kaplan/Perrone, tasked with building a bigger footprint in television, where he has been ever since.

In addition to representing his own list of clients in television and film, Michael is tasked with sourcing opportunities in television for all clients of the company. To that end, he clients have staffed on numerous shows, including AMERICAN VANDAL, FUTURE MAN, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADEPHIA, TRANSPARENT, ALTERED CARBON, LIFE SENTENCE, BERLIN STATION, VIDA, MADAM SECRETARY, QUANTICO, BULL, CHICAGO PD, IMPACT, TROLLS, THE TICK, and CHANNEL ZERO. Additionally, he has worked with various television and streaming networks to sell projects including USA, FX, SyFy, TBS, ABC, FOX, and Amazon.