Exclusive: LA-based literary management and production company Heroes & Villains Entertainment has promoted longtime directors Benjamin Blake, Henry Huang and Jennifer Reck as partners. All three have been promoted to first managing HVEE partners since the company was formed in 2008. They join their new station with founding partners Marcus Gowerg, Mikhail Nefield and Dick Helenbrand.
Blake began his career in theater in New York City. He worked at CAA before founding his own management company, Freudog Entertainment, which was acquired in 2015 by Heroes and Villains. After working at ICM, Industry Entertainment and Station 3 Entertainment, Huang joined HVE in 2015. Roy joined Morris in 2016, working at William Morris, CAA and Benderspink before becoming a manager at Principal Entertainment LA. He is also the producer-partner of author-director Lauren Miller Rosen at Lilac Pictures.
“Benjamin, Jane and Henry have been key members of Hero and Villain for many years. Their taste in the material, their passion for their clients and their dedication to the company have made this decision easier for us,” the founding partners of Hero and Villain said in a joint statement. Excited for this next step in evolution and could not imagine anything more than a permanent member of their HVE family. “
Heroes and Villains also announced today that it will expand, with the acquisition of enlightened management firm First Friday Entertainment. Founders Krista Sip and Devon Byers will immediately join HVE’s management team, bringing with them a complete list of their clients.
“Christa and Devon have built a great business over the last few years, and we knew they would be a great addition to Heroes and Villains,” said HVE Partners. “Their vision for representation is smart, strategic and driven by a strong belief in their clients. We are thrilled to have them on the team!”