Gersh is expanding its partner ranks with the promotion of two agents.
The Beverly Hills-based talent agency has upgraded literary agent Sandra Lucchesi and talent agent Matt Vioral to partners, the company said Thursday. The promotions bring Gersh partners to 28, out of 150 agents in its ranks across Los Angeles and New York locations.
“We are very proud of the leadership Sandra and Matt have brought to the agency and their respective departments and how well they are respected by their industry peers. We are excited to promote both as partners,” said co-chairs David and Bob Gersh and executive partner Leslie Siebert in a joint statement.
Vioral started working as an executive assistant at Gersh in 2006, became an agent 4 years later and was named The Hollywood ReporterThe “Next Generation” executive list in 2018. This June, he was part of the 397 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as a general member. .
Viroal’s clients include Jacob Elordi, Joe Keery, Haley Lu Richardson, Ryan Eggold, Jason Isaacs, John Cusack, Mekhi Phifer, Kerry Bishe, Aisha Dee, Alexander Dreymon, Sasheer Zamata and Daniel Sunjata.
Lucchesi, who was a former faculty member of the Department of Cinema and Literature in Gersh, is also a member of the advisory board of the banner nonprofit We Do It Together. Partners whose client list includes Andrea Arnold, Kevin Willmott, Richie Mehta, Anna Konkle, Vera Herbert, David Seidler, Karen Janszen, Angela Workman and Daniel Stiepleman. Both Lucchesi and Vioral will remain based in Beverly Hills.
In August, Gersh recruited veteran agent Bart Walker – who joined ICM when the CAA closed a big deal for a rival – as a partner to bolster the company’s list of full-service clients throughout the film. photography, television and theatre.