U.S. manufacturing, finance and administration agency The Cartel has appointed APA’s former head of movement image literary Ryan Saul as supervisor/producer and has promoted Bradford Bricken to accomplice.
The Cartel’s co-CEO Stan Spry mentioned Saul had a “penchant for discovering young talent,” and added “his ability to nurture that talent is something we pride ourselves in.”
Saul started his profession as an govt assistant on the Walt Disney Company and went on to turn out to be head of movement image literary at APA. Most just lately, he was a movement image literary agent at Paradigm Talent Agency.
According to a press release, “He has garnered the reputation of being able to develop clients from unknown writers or young short film directors to become some of the leading creatives in Hollywood, working on some of the biggest studio films in production.”
His purchasers included Tim Reckart, who’s directing “High in the Clouds” for Netflix, Josh Trank (“Chronical,” “Fantastic Four”), and Wes Ball (“Maze Runner” franchise, “Planet of the Apes”), who all began as administrators with shorts, and off of these shorts Saul was ready to get them their first studio movies.
In addition to the studio administrators, he has additionally helped put collectively impartial movies like “Stockholm,” starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, “Meadowland,” Reed Murano’s debut movie, “Dear Zoe,” presently in post-production – starring Sadie Sink, in addition to documentaries corresponding to “Hit So Hard” and “Pierre Cardin.”
Saul has additionally carved out a distinct segment in animation, placing initiatives collectively just like the Oscar nominated “Klaus,” “Head in the Clouds,” the Paul McCartney film at Netflix, “Open Season,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Chicken Little,” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” He has additionally booked over 300 hours of tv administrators throughout his tenure as properly.
Bricken has been a supervisor at The Cartel since 2014 and boasts a formidable record of award-winning, high-level showrunners, writers, animation administrators and artists.
Bricken’s purchasers embrace Mike Hollingsworth (“Bojack Horseman”), Qui Nguyen (playwright and screenwriter, “Vietgone,” “She Kills Monsters,” “The Society”), Harland Williams (“Puppy Dog Pals”), Tim McKeon (“Odd Squad,” “Helpsters”), Joel Trussell (“Pickle & Peanut”), Amanda Rynda (“DC Super Hero Girls”), Joel Moser (“Big Mouth”), Bryan Caselli (“Costume Quest”), Glenn Clements (“Late Late Show” with James Corden), Emily Brundige (“Hilda”), and Victor Courtright (“Thundercats Roar”).
Bricken was most just lately the chief producer on Netflix’s “Twelve Forever,” alongside Spry and Co-CEO Jeff Holland at The Cartel.
He began his profession within the Abrams Artists Agency mailroom and was promoted to agent within the voiceover division. He then segued into administration opening his personal store, Bricken Entertainment, earlier than becoming a member of The Cartel.
The Cartel, which has produced and financed over 90 films and sequence, is in pre-production on “Creepshow” season 2 for AMC’s horror streaming platform Shudder, and Syfy’s new 10-episdoe sequence “Day of the Dead.” The firm just lately partnered with Untitled Entertainment to develop and produce 10 films for tv and theatrical launch in addition to worldwide distribution over the following two years.