The More Medavoy Mission

More/Medavoy believes that great things can only be achieved through true partnership. And inherent in true partnership is a collision, an explosive coming together of two disparate forces. Most people think of partnership as a collaboration, a simple act of teamwork. This is certainly accurate, but working only through collaboration leads to two people doing the exact same thing, with the same result as working alone. In collision, though, one finds that bringing together different people, different skills, different philosophies, can lead to an unexpected outcome that’s greater than any single person can imagine.

It is the unique disparate perspectives that each of us possess that challenge to push beyond boundaries to not just create opportunity as artists and professionals but also to create momentum in a complex marketplace. We thrive on the wonderful partnerships with the artists we represent. We find great pride in the work they exhibit, whether it be performance in film, television, new media, or theatre, or work behind the camera as director, or the written word come to life.

This is what motivates us.

Erwin More

Erwin More is currently a founding partner of More/Medavoy Management. As a partner at More/Medavoy he manages a wide array of talents focusing on clients who have multiple platforms in acting, writing, directing, and content creation. More has a passion for representing and inspiring talent. “Pushing the boundaries of what is attainable is my primary goal in the representation business”, says More. More co-ran the talent department at the famed William Morris Agency for seven years where he also focused on television packaging. He also spent five years at the premier talent agency, Paradigm. He got his start working for Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s legendary television companies T.A.T and Tandem Productions where he watched television history being made in the company that produced iconic programs such as “All In The Family”, “One Day At A Time”, “Maude”, and “The Jeffersons” to name a few. More has produced such successful series as “Dharma and Greg”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Sweet Justice” and receive an Emmy for one of the first network docu-series, “American High”.

Erwin served on the Board Of Directors and served as Board Chair for the academic institution, “The Willows.” He is currently the Co-Chair of the Board of Governors for The Willows. “Finding inspiration through educating children has been a rewarding experience”, says More.

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Brian Medavoy

Award-winning producer and manager Brian Medavoy has been in the entertainment business for nearly 25 years. In that time he has emerged as one of Hollywood’s top talent representatives, helping to craft the early careers of actors such as Ryan Reynolds, Tobey Maguire, Josh Brolin, David Schwimmer, Jason Bateman, and Maria Bello, among others. Medavoy began in the mailrooms of CAA and ICM, quickly moving up the ranks to become the assistant to famed talent agent, Ed Limato. In 1991, at the age of 23, he partnered with Erwin More to form their own management company, More-Medavoy. The duo handled a roster that included actors, directors and writers from all segments of the entertainment field.In 1994, Medavoy and More made the move to producing projects for their clients, beginning with the television series “Sweet Justice” starring Cicely Tyson and Melissa Gilbert. Over the next few years, Medavoy produced nine pilots including “The Single Guy,” starring Jonathan Silverman, for NBC and “Getting Personal” with Duane Martin for Fox. They also developed the hit ABC comedy “Dharma and Greg” starring Jenna Elfman. This led to the pair signing an exclusive producing deal with 20th Century Television where they later produced “Just Shoot Me,” which aired for seven seasons on NBC.

More-Medavoy merged with powerhouse managers Susan Bymel and Evelyn O’Neill in 1999 to form Talent Entertainment Group. Under their combined banner, TEG continued to represent A-list talent as well as to develop film and television projects for their clients. One of those projects, the highly acclaimed PBS series “American High,” garnered Medavoy an Emmy award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality). The documentary series followed fourteen students from Highland Park High School in Illinois for one year.

Medavoy took a leave from the entertainment industry and moved to Whitefish, MT in 2005. He returned to Los Angeles in 2008 and formed Medavoy Management the following year. Currently partnered with renowned literary and talent manager Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary and Talent, the pair is producing the upcoming HBO comedy series “The Viagra Diaries” starring Goldie Hawn, based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker. In the show, a woman (Hawn) struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years after her husband leaves her.

Among others, Medavoy’s current clients include Bella Heathcote (“Twylight Zones”, “Dark Shadows”), Daniel Henney (“X-Men: Origins”), Reno Wilson (“Mike & Molly”), Melora Walters (“Big Love”), Kristoffer Polaha (“Ringer”), Stephanie Scott (“A.N.T. Farm”), William Mapother (“Another Earth”), Omari Hardwicke (“Dark Blue”) and Douglas Smith (“Big Love”).

A Los Angeles native, Medavoy has deep roots in the entertainment industry. His father, prolific film producer Mike Medavoy, is the co-founder of Orion Pictures, former chairman of TriStar Pictures and current chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures. Brian attended UCLA where he majored in history.

You can read Brian’s blogs here

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Stephen Belden

Stephen Belden is currently a manager at More/Medavoy. He is from Canton, Ohio and graduated with a degree in Film from The Ohio State University. He got his start in entertainment working in development at BBC Worldwide Productions and The Mark Gordon Company before becoming a talent agent at Sovereign Talent Group. After that, he moved into management at ATN Entertainment where he focused on developing both talent and writers. He has established himself at More/Medavoy as a manager with a sharp eye for young talent and continues to build a roster of up and coming actors, writers, and directors while also being active in developing and producing projects alongside partners Erwin More and Brian Medavoy.