Principato-Young management/production firm rebrands as Artists First
Principato-Young Entertainment, no longer young with the departure of co-founder Paul Young last summer, has rebranded as Artists First. Peter Principato remains in charge. The firm has 21 managers, and projects including current TV series blackish, grownish and The Last O.G. “On behalf of my ... [Read More]
Funny = Money: Hunting the Next Hot Comic / NY Times Profile of Principato-Young Entertainment's Peter Principato
The trend toward ensemble comedies, and the scarcity (at least, relative to former days) of money thrown at pre-A-list Hollywood talent, says Jonathan Stern, a TV and film producer who is a client of Principato’s (and, for the sake of full disclosure, a longtime acquaintance of mine), means comics can’t just sit around waiting for the phone to ring. Comparing comedians to bloggers who self-publish or musicians who put free samples of music up on their Facebook pages, he said: “You have to get yo... [Read More]