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Barry Katz Entertainment
10100 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Posted: August 03 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
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To work together with immensely talented artists to create extraordinary film, television, live performance, and internet content that entertains, inspires, and changes the world.
Barry Katz was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University with a degree specializing in working with the disabled. Katz started his "alternative" career as a stand-up comic in Beantown, and it was there that he performed with such established artists as Denis Leary, Bob Goldthwait, and Steven Wright; while also managing various comedy clubs in the New England area for over a decade. In the early 90’s, he decided to quit performing and move to New York City, opening up the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village, while simultaneously starting his own management company that immediately landed 4 clients on Saturday Night Live. This led him to expand his operation to LA where he brokered an unprecedented 75 television development deals.
After 15 successful years at the helm of his own company, Katz merged his business with New Wave Entertainment and over the next 8 years, helped build it into a respected full service talent management, digital distribution, and production company with over 25 managers, producers, and development executives. Universally known for launching the careers of Dave Chappelle, Jay Mohr, Dane Cook, Anthony Clark, Tracy Morgan, Nick DiPaolo, and Whitney Cummings; Katz left New Wave in 2011 to go back to running his own company again.
He has produced several films including Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, and My Best Friend's Girl. Additionally, he has created three television shows (ABC's The Next Best Thing, NESN'S Comedy All-Stars, and the FOX sketch pilot Naked But Funny), and has executive produced over 30 different TV specials, documentaries, reality programs, and scripted shows including NBC’s Whitney, Fox's Action, HBO's Tourgasm, History Channel's Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery, TBS's Frank TV, and 7 seasons of the Emmy nominated NBC series Last Comic Standing.
ResponsibilitiesIn addition to management, you will be working on the successful podcast, ''Industry Standard with Barry Katz.'' This podcast debuted at #3 on iTunes and is frequently featured by iTunes. This weekly podcast series takes you behind the scenes of the entertainment business
with a new episode every Monday featuring inspirational interviews with some of the most powerful people in Hollywood. You will get a chance to work on and sit in on these Podcasts. Some of the past guests on the show have been Judd Apatow, Howie Mandel, Kevin Hart, Steve Levitan, Dr. Phil and many more.
RequirementsCEO of Barry Katz Entertainment is looking for energetic, motivated interns to help contribute to our growing company. This is an excellent chance to work in a high-pace, exciting environment where duties will include much more than just reading scripts and writing coverage.
We are a smaller management company, so interns will be working side by side getting hands-on experience in the entertainment industry. We will train you on the phones as well, which is great experience if you want to work in the entertainment industry in the future. WE are looking for someone who has personality and wants to learn more about the talent industry in a fun environment. The position would be ideally 2/3 days a weeks for school credit as it is non-paid.