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Gersh Agency Acquiring Boutique Talent Firm Dytman & Associates

Aug 29, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Beverly Hills-based talent firm the Gersh Agency is acquiring Dytman & Associates, a 15-year-old boutique agency based in Los Angeles. Founding partner Jack Dytman will join Gersh as a partner and senior VP.

Dytman & Associates’ clients moving to Gersh include David Amann, an executive producer of CBS’s “Without a Trace”; Bob Daily, co-executive producer of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”; Robert Lloyd Lewis, producer of Showtime’s new serial killer drama “Dexter”; and former “Alias” producer Jeff Melvoin.

The acquisition by the Gersh Agency, which currently has 65 agents in New York and Beverly Hills, follows the purchase earlier this year of Steve Feldman & Associates in Los Angeles and The Joyce Ketay Agency in New York, as well as the agency’s founding of a new division, Gersh Sports.

“All these recent boutique acquisitions, and potentially two more later this year in the area of sports and talent, are highly strategic in keeping with the planned growth of the company,” said Gersh Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Hugh Dodson in a statement. “While the recent merger of behemoth Hollywood agencies risks marginalizing their clients, the Gersh Agency remains committed to personalized service, and the agents from the Feldman, Ketay and Dytman groups reflect our core values.”

Dytman & Associates represents writers, producers and directors in the TV and film business. Prior to founding his own agency in 1991, Mr. Dytman spent six and a half years at the International Creative Management agency as a senior VP and head of the TV literary department.

Earlier this summer, Mr. Dytman’s former employer ICM announced it was acquiring the mid-sized literary firm Broder-Webb-Chervin-Silbermann Agency.