Co-Chief Executive Officer
David Guillod is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry leading the Motion Picture Talent Departments as a senior partner at United Talent Agency (UTA), Handprint Entertainment, Intellectual Artists Management and now Primary Wave Entertainment. Guillod was managing partner of talent management company, Handprint Entertainment, for nine years. During his tenure at Handprint, Guillod helped manage and build companies for Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lopez Enterprises and Bad Boy Entertainment for Sean Diddy Combs. Guillod also guided the careers of Katie Holmes, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Stiles, Justin Long, Monica Potter, and Terrence Howard. After Guillod’s term at Handprint, he then became a senior partner and co-head of the Motion Picture Talent Department at leading talent and literary agency, United Talent Agency. At UTA, Guillod was the co-head of the motion picture talent department for nine years and guided the careers and companies for Don Cheadle, Rachel McAdams, Liv Tyler, Julie Bowen, and Oscar-winning writer Bobby Moresco. Additionally, Guillod packaged such films as CRASH, HOTEL RWANDA and HUSTLE & FLOW while at UTA. Currently, Guillod is the Co-CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment overseeing all talent & literary management as well as, film and tv production.
Veteran film producer Mark Burg is the Vice Chairman of Management and Production Company Primary Wave Entertainment. Burg has compiled an impressive track record of hits; including the powerhouse horror franchise SAW, the Emmy Award-nominated CBS series “Two and a Half Men”, and top-rated cable sitcom “Anger Management”. From being President of Island Pictures, Owner of Evolution Entertainment, and now Vice Chairman of Primary Wave Entertainment, Burg has amassed a reputation as a top film and TV producer. Other notable projects include JOHN Q., starring Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D which opened #1 at the box office, the faith based award winning GRACE UNPLUGGED, and Sundance dramatic competitor AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS.
Head, Film & TV Management
Jeff Morrone is a 20-year industry veteran who along with David Guillod co-founded Intellectual Artists Management in 2011. Morrone started his career at only eighteen years old as a Hollywood agent eventually becoming a partner at Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency where he created the young talent department and oversaw the careers of the industries hottest young talent. He was featured on 20/20, Frontline and 60 Minutes as one of the most influential representatives for young actors in the entertainment business. Having a desire to move into management and production, Morrone partnered with industry veteran and longtime friend Beverly Strong and merged their company with Anonymous Content. Morrone is currently a senior partner and co-head of Motion Picture Department at Primary Wave Entertainment with Los Angeles and New York offices. Morrone’s executive producing credits include WITH THIS RING for Lifetime, BEING MARY JANE currently filming season 4 for BET, Universal’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS opening in theaters November 2016 and COLDEST CITY starting Charlese Theron in theaters November 2017. Primary Wave currently has Bosch on Amazon and producing the Loudermilk with Peter Farrelly as well as Swallow with Jason Alexander for the Audience Network.
Tiffany Kuzon, a native of Westport, Connecticut, has been in the film industry since she broke into UTA at just 22 years young. There she became a feature talent agent and was very involved in packaging, including the hit Swingers, which as a result led to her passion for developing talent. The benefits of having great resources at a company like UTA led Tiffany to join Evolution Entertainment, where she was able to further fulfill her desires to create partnerships with talent and produce film/television. Along with Cassian Elwes and Brad Kaplan, Tiffany also produced the 2015 film SUBMERGED.
Mike Gillespie is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended The University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Upon graduating, Mike decided to follow his dream of being in the entertainment industry and moved to Hollywood starting his career in publicity for The Jim Henson Company. After leaving the publicity world, Mike found his true calling in talent representation and worked at United Talent Agency for 5 years; starting in the mailroom and becoming a talent agent. During his time at UTA, Mike realized he loved the personal relationships with clients, as well as packaging films and decided that management was his true calling. After leaving UTA, Mike Gillespie was instrumental on starting Intellectual Artist Management with Partners David Guillod and Jeff Morrone. The company quickly became one of the top management firms in Los Angeles. Recently Intellectual Artist Management merged with music powerhouse Primary Wave Music and Marg Burg’s Company Evolution which produced over 40 films including the Billon Dollar Franchise SAW as well as TV shows TWO AND HALF MEN and ANGER MANAGEMENT to form Primary Wave Entertainment. Mike Gillespie is known for his taste and for discovering and building emerging talent as well as established Talent in the Film and TV space. Also, Mike has produced 6 films; the atmospheric thriller, MINE GAMES, the Australian Sports Drama, BLINDER and the Crime Thriller, THE LOOKALIKE. As well as yet to be released films; SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa and WHEN THE STARLIGHT ENDS starring Sam Heughan. He just wrapped production on the coming of age film BROKEN GHOST. Mike prides himself on discovering new talent and building actors careers and excited for the future of his clients with his team at Primary Wave Entertainment.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Eric graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Film and Business before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Rising through the mail room at United Talent Agency, he spent six years in talent representation at UTA and ICM Partners before joining partners David Guillod and Jeff Morrone in launching Intellectual Artists Management. Obsessed with all things film, Eric regularly attends the Sundance Film Festival and South By Southwest where he continues to discover and cultivate new voices in the acting, writing and directing space. Here at Primary Wave Entertainment, he manages a variety of careers including Donald Faison (Scrubs), Logan Miller (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Emayatzy Corinealdi (Miles Ahead), Ian Gomez (Cougar Town), Xzibit (Empire) and Melissa Villasenor (Saturday Night Live). Eric is currently packaging the independent feature Shoplifters of the World with writer/director client Stephen Kijak (We Are X).
Tatiana Sarah joined Primary Wave Entertainment in 2015 to launch and oversee the company’s first-ever comedy department. Tatiana got her start as an assistant at Endeavor before being promoted to manager at 3 Arts Entertainment where she studied under the tutelage of Dave Becky as both a manager and producer. Tatiana represents a range of comedic writer performers, seamlessly transitioning them from the stage to television and film.
A native Southern Californian, Brad received a degree in Chinese and Japanese language from Occidental College in Los Angeles. After graduating, he worked brief stints at several feature film production companies before transitioning into talent representation. While working in production, Brad realized his true passion was talent representation and transitioned to management, starting as an assistant at a large management company and quickly moving up to talent manager. Being proficient in multiple languages and cultures, Brad has an expertise in dealing with and developing talent here at Intellectual Artists Management.
David Scoggin a native of Santa Barbara, California and received his BA from Princeton University, majoring in international relations and finance. He started his career in Tokyo and Hong Kong working as a proprietary trader for both Credit Agricole Indosuez and ING Barings. In 2000, he moved to Australia where he started a 12 year period as a hedge fund manager for Susquehanna International Group and Evo Capital. He specializes in risk assessment, mergers and acquisition analysis, and has had several corporate advisory roles. He brings with him a passion for the entertainment industry, and was the executive producer of ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN, a Sundance Film Festival selection, starring Heather Graham.
Considered one of the top youth managers in the industry, Margot’s resume speaks for itself. She began her career in San Francisco over 15 years ago where she ran the Young Talent division at the Marla Dell Agency. She later worked at CESD as a theatrical agent for 4 years before moving into management where she landed at Management 360, eventually moving onto Evolution Entertainment. Management was a natural move after launching the young careers of some of the biggest stars including Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice, Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Lawrence, Kiernan Shipka, among others. She’s always had a strong focus on film and television and an exceptional eye for talent. Management allows her to focus on her clients more closely and guide them through their career decisions. The transition from teen to young adult is a crucial one, and one that she takes very seriously. Currently she manages an incredible crop of talented actors and singers ranging from youth to clients in their early 30’s, some of whom have been with her for over 11 years. She takes pride in what she does and has a passion unlike any other.
Prior to the Primary Wave merger, Ben Press was Partner at management/production company Evolution Entertainment. Before that, Ben was Founder & Partner of Fortitude Talent Agency which he launched in 2007. While leading Fortitude, Ben packaged multiple television series including NBC’s FASHION STAR, executive produced & hosted by client Elle Macpherson, and TBS’ KING OF THE NERDS, executive produced and hosted by clients Robert Carradine & Curtis Armstrong. Previous to that, Ben was a Sr. Agent at Innovative Artists for four years during which he achieved starring roles in Universal’s MAMMA MIA and Paramount’s MEAN GIRLS for client Amanda Seyfried and landed the star series regular role in GREY’S ANATOMY for client Isaiah Washington. That was preceded by his having been Paradigm Agency’s Talent Dept. Co-Head for three years during which he achieved starring roles in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS & DIE ANOTHER DAY for client Rick Yune and packaged hit series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL created & hosted by client Tyra Banks. Ben’s agent career commenced at ICM in 1991 as an agent trainee and was promoted to agent in 1994 where he spent nine years total signing and representing such stars as Don Cheadle, Ray Liotta, James Woods & Richard Harris. Ben was mentored and trained under the tutelage of ICM’s legendary talent agent Ed Limato for whom Ben was first assistant for three years. Ben is an alum of the class of 2000 in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S “Next Generation: 35 under 30” of the entertainment industry’s future leaders.
Before joining Primary Wave, Tony Sabistina served as a production associate for the first two seasons of FX’s Emmy-nominated series The Americans. Prior to his time on the New York City-based show, he spent over two years at FX Networks, covering several projects in development, and scouting writers and talent for the cable buyer. He also previously worked with producer Jerry Bruckheimer from 2007 to 2010, gaining valuable experience in both film and television, providing daily support to their President of Production, President of Films, and Executive Vice President of Television. Tony graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in English.
A West LA native, Isabel Frost joined Primary Wave Entertainment to add momentum to the growing comedy department. Raised surrounded by the film industry, she earned a degree in Film & Electronic Arts from California State University, Long Beach. Frost got her start as an office PA at Imagine Entertainment but quickly made the transition to representation. Once a talent agent at a boutique agency, Frost segued to management under Dave Becky at 3 Arts working with some of the largest names in comedy and projects such as HBO’s INSECURE, Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE, Netflix’s MASTER OF NONE, and Sony’s summer comedy ROUGH NIGHT. Frost has an eye for comedic multi-hyphenates.
Brucks, a talent and literary manager, reps actors Tristin Mays (MacGyver), Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which Brucks also produced), Amin Joseph (Snowflake), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People), filmmaker Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Valley Girl) and writer-producers David Marconi (Live Free or Die Hard), Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Guy Busick (Urge) and Joseph Kahn.
Starr will be a film and TV literary manager, arriving from Gotham Group and before that at Columbia Pictures in development on films including 21 Jump Street and Moneyball. She transitioned to management at Principato-Young after a stint at One-Two Punch Productions. Her clients making the move include TV writers Ester Lou Weithers (Pitch), Andrew Thomas (Henry Danger), Jeane Wong, Becca Rodriguez and Stan Wang; actress Elena Pavli; filmmaker Bennett Lasseter; and playwright James Wesley.