Chris Evans and Adam Kersh have launched Fusion Management, an artist-focused management company that will focus on actors, filmmakers and creators.
Their initial management roster includes a number of notable clients with a particular focus on freelance multi-hyphenates and authors. The list includes Sean Baker, who won accolades for “Red Rocket”; filmmaker and actress Amy Seimetz, co-creator of “The Girlfriend Experience” on Starz and star of “No Sudden Move”; Cooper Raiff, screenwriter, director, producer and actor whose film “Cha Cha Real Smooth” premiered at Sundance this week to critical acclaim; and Kelly O’Sullivan, the writer and star of the award-winning film “Saint Frances.”
Evans, a former director at One Entertainment, and Kersh, co-founder of Brigade Marketing, bring more than two decades of combined experience in the entertainment industry. Both want Fusion to be a landing ground for established creators and emerging talent in front of and behind the camera.
“Over my career, I’ve learned that talent wants to partner with representation that has the cultural competence to understand the full range of their experiences,” Evans said. “I am thrilled to begin a new chapter at Fusion where I can not only continue to cultivate talented artists with distinct voices, but also become a mainstay in a company that lacks black faces both behind the camera and in the room. conference.”
“Helping cast filmmakers and actors as a publicist over the past 10 years has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my career to date,” Kersh said. “I’m really looking forward to taking it to the next level as a manager. Chris and I are proud to have a client list of people who think out of the box and we’re here to support their creative exploration, from emerging talent to artists. more established.
Other management clients include: Kentucker Audley (“Strawberry Mansion”) and Marco Calvani (“Borgia”, “A Better Half”); stage and film actors Namir Smallwood (“Broadway Pass Over” and upcoming film “Rounding”), Adam Gabay (“HBO’s “Our Boys”) and Mitchell Winter (“Mr. Robot”); and writer-directors Clint Bentley (“Jockey”), Albert Birney (“Strawberry Mansion”), Greg Kwedar (“Transpecos”), Dan Sickles (“DINA”), Tyler Taromina (“Ham on Rye”), Alex Thompson (“Saint Frances”), and Stephanie Wang-Breal (“Blowin’ Up”).
After beginning his career in documentaries, Evans carved out a niche for himself as a young manager on the lookout for indie talent at One Entertainment. He also devotes his time to fundraising for Democratic candidates and amplifying black and LGBT causes. He is an alumnus of Marymount Manhattan College where he studied communications and theater. In 2020, he served as a campaign surrogate for Kamala Harris’ presidential race.
Kersh is known for his hard work as a publicist on indie arthouse films, striving to garner attention on “The Florida Project”, “Compliance” and “It Follows”. After working in Lionsgate’s PR department for several years, Kersh co-founded Brigade Marketing, a leading entertainment advertising and digital marketing company. He began his career working for the Writers Guild Foundation. He was also an associate producer on several films including “The Eyes of My Mother”, “Swallow” and “Strawberry Mansion”.
Key Fusion personnel include Emma Myers, Director of Special Projects. She will oversee a strategic consulting arm of the business, including services to private and corporate entertainment media clients. The company retains a number of long-time personal PR clients, including Ann Dowd, Mark and Jay Duplass and Dax Shepard.