Jen Namoff launches talent management and production company – Deadline
Jen Namoff, whose 15-year career has included casting, artist representation, talent management and production in New York and Los Angeles, launches Namoff & Company, a bi-coastal management and production company of full-service talent representing clients across television, film, music and theater with a client list that includes Tituss Burgess, Tammy Blanchard, Katrina Lenk and others.
Joining Namoff in the new venture, which was announced today, are John Bautista as Chief Operating Officer/Talent Manager and Doug Middlebrook as Creative Director/Producer.
In a statement outlining the new company’s mission statement, the three directors say, “We are inspired by artists who push boundaries, guiding them to reach their creative potential in all areas. We are committed to telling relevant, inclusive and forward-thinking stories.
In addition to Burgess, Blanchard and Lenk, Namoff & Company’s current list of clients includes Gabrielle Carrubba, Julia Mattison, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Solea Pfeiffer, Ben Ahlers, Alison Luff, Lorna Courtney, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Caroline Bowman, Bobby Conte, Sarah Hunt, Maddie Baillio, Ava Yaghmaie, Hudson Oz, Peter Dager, Lisa Howard, Kelly McCreary, Jessica Phillips, Darius Fraser, Carl Lundstedt, David Patterson, Sasha Allen, Will Adams, Kuhoo Verma and Lea DiMarchi.
Namoff’s production credits include Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (with at various times Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas) and fiddler on the roof (with Danny Burstein), as well as other stage productions such as Carrie to Manhattan Class Company and In the woods at the Public Theater with Amy Adams and Jessie Mueller. Other credits include web series Submissions onlymusical comedy The last five years (with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan), and Lisa Howard’s debut album Songs of Innocence and Experience. She has been nominated for two Tony Awards and was a co-founder of Soffer/Namoff Entertainment.
Prior to joining the newly formed Namoff & Company, Bautista worked in talent management at Soffer/Namoff Entertainment. He made his professional debut in the talent department of the New York office of Innovative Artists.
Middlebrook has spent the past seven years specializing in creative development and production management, and has worked on commercial Broadway productions, national tours, concert tours, television, the recording industry and the film production. He worked with Jujamcyn Theaters for two years in the creative operations department under Jack Viertel, and before that he spent a year touring internationally with Ariana Grande.