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Prentice Penny Uses Chris Pollack Like A Penny For Your Prez Reflections – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Pollack leaves management and joins A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment, long-time client Prentice Penny, as president and partner.

With Pollack transitioning into her new role, Penny reconnected with her former agent-turned-manager Theresa Kang-Lowe, bringing the well-respected rep and her company Blue Marble Management on board to manage Penny and A Penny For Your Thoughts.

In the role of newly created President, Pollack will work alongside Penny to oversee all aspects of A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment’s creative efforts in film, television and alternative entertainment. The move marks a development in Penny and Pollack’s long-standing business relationship, which began with Pollack as manager of Penny and then extended into a decade-long production partnership.

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Pollack’s hiring comes amid an expansion of A Penny For Your Thoughts’ movie and TV roster in recent years. The corporate leadership ranks also include Alex Soler, who will continue to serve as the head of corporate development.

“It’s very rare in this business that you align yourself completely with someone personally, professionally and, most importantly, creatively,” Penny said. “This was a key factor in why I signed with Chris over 10 years ago and one of the many reasons I’m excited to officially form this partnership with him now. Agitation at Outlet and now Break with Sam JayChris has been a champion, ally and ultimate production partner and I’m excited to see what else we can create together.

Among the projects Penny and Pollack have collaborated on is HBO’s Late Night Talk Series. Break with Sam Jay, Penny’s first feature film Outlet for Netflix, the original lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny to truTV and Fuse’s award-winning NAACP series The restlessness.

“Prentice is an incredible talent and it has been amazing working alongside him, building his career over the past decade,” said Pollack. “I couldn’t be more excited to join A Penny for Your Thoughts and continue to build with him in this next chapter of our partnership. It’s not about the trip or the destination, it’s about the business; and there’s no one better to take this ride with than Prentice.

Kang-Lowe left WME, where she was a Enlightenment Agent and Partner, a year ago to start her own management / production company. It signed a multi-year global agreement with Apple TV +, joining its client Alfonso Cuarón, who concluded a global agreement there. She continued to represent him, along with other selected clients, as a manager.

“I’m also thrilled to team up with Theresa Kang-Lowe and see her manage A Penny For Your Thoughts,” Penny said. “We had great success with her as an agent during her time at WME and being able to continue as a manager in a more practical way seems like a very natural extension. She is one of the best in the business and we are honored. to continue and expand this relationship. ”

For the past several years, Penny has been a showrunner, executive producer, and frequent director of the popular HBO comedy series Issa Rae. Precarious, on the eve of its fifth and final season.

“Prentice is a singular talent: a writer, showrunner and filmmaker whose innate ability to develop and support other artists on the main stage is a remarkable experience for anyone lucky enough to be caught in his orbit, as I do. have been for over a decade, ”Kang-Lowe said. “He and Chris put in the 10,000 hours required to bring culture-defining projects to film and television, leading both with clarity of vision and generosity of spirit – a refreshing combination. I am delighted to manage and advise them in this exciting evolution of A Penny For Your Thoughts. “

Penny and her shingle are also represented by WME and attorneys John Meigs and Adam Kaller.

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