EXCLUSIVE: The companions of Very important Artists Company, the unscripted-focused expertise company shaped in the course of the pandemic, are going their separate methods.
Deadline understands that there are a variety of modifications involving the corporate, which was based in late 2020 by Insurgent Leisure companions senior unscripted brokers Cal Boyington, Phil Irven and April Yuan after the retirement of their former boss Richard Lawrence.
The corporate has represented the likes of Valerie Chow, exec producer of The Nice American Recipe, Moira Noriega, collection producer of Netflix’s Final Beastmaster and Vivian Payton, who has labored on collection akin to Love & Hip Hop: Miami and The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air Reunion in addition to manufacturing corporations Sunwise Media, Empty Quarter Studios and Dola Media.
Boyington, who beforehand labored at ICM Companions and Paradigm Expertise Company, will take sole possession of the Very important identify, trademark, and emblem.
Irven will go away to kind a brand new firm – Visionary Artists Company – and brokers Nicole Zien, who beforehand labored at CMT, Discovery and Citizen Jones and joined in February 2022, and Invoice Thompson, who launched Verve’s unscripted division and joined in September 2022, will be a part of him.
Yuan is known to be becoming a member of one other company. Her purchasers have included Asabi Lee, exec producer of Max’s Undertaking Greenlight revival, Cherelle Hinds, exec producer of OWN’s The Belle Collective and Teresa Hsu, exec producer of Paramount+’s My Dream Quinceañera.
“The three [partners] didn’t want to situation particular person feedback throughout this transition however solely to say, as a bunch the break up was amicable and that each one events herein stay solely targeted on their purchasers and the intense future forward,” the corporate stated in a press release to Deadline.