Established below-the-line agent Marie Perry has joined Gersh to serve as head of the commercial production division. In her new post, Perry will focus on the representation of below-the-line talent with an emphasis on commercials and music videos.
Perry brings with her a long list of clients, including Crille Forsberg (“Cadillac” for director Joseph Kosinski), David Lanzenberg (Age of Adaline for director Lee Toland Krieger, a Lionsgate feature with Blake Lively), William Rexer (Public Morals for Ed Burns), Ross Richardson (“Ferragamo” and “Givency” for directors Mert and Marcus), Tristan Sheridan (“Shiseido” featuring Lady Gaga for director Ellen von Unwerth/Serial Pictures), Joe Zizzo (“Billy & Billie” for Neil LaBute/DirecTV) and a number of other cinematographers and production designers. This will add to the list of production talent currently represented by Gersh.
Gersh recently celebrated four Academy Award wins for their clients, which include Patricia Arquette for best actress in a supporting role for Boyhood, Paul Franklin for best visual effects for Interstellar, J.K. Simmons for best actor in a supporting role in Whiplash and James Skotchdopole, producer for best picture for Birdman.
“In my view of the commercial landscape, Marie is in the upper echelon and bringing her to the agency is really a game changer for us. We will now be even more competitive, and will have a very significant and active presence in commercials,” said David Gersh, co-president of the agency.
“Gersh has a lot of great clients and a strong film and TV production department but they didn’t have someone who focused solely on commercials, fashion films, branded content and music videos, and these are areas where really interesting and creative work is being done every day,” said Perry. “I’m excited to be heading the department and to be working with all the Gersh clients and thrilled that my existing clients have joined me for this new endeavor.”
Before joining Gersh, Perry spent the last 12 years as an agent at The Skouras Agency representing cinematographers and production designers for commercial work. Prior to that, Perry spent nine years at a Stiefel + Company, a prominent commercial production company where she served as a staff production manager, head of production and executive producer with Frank Stiefel. Perry has over 25 years of production experience, and is also a graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts.