Keith Addis - Details


When KEITH ADDIS merged his thriving management business with best friend Nick Wechsler's high-profile production enterprise in 1989, the result was Hollywood history - the first firm to combine top-notch talent management and first-rate feature film and television production into one innovative, dynamic and prolific multi-faceted entity.

The company has since evolved into Industry Entertainment, and has emerged as a leader in the rapidly changing landscape of 21st century Hollywood. Pairing the highest level of client support available with one of the most significant and ambitious production slates among its peers, the firm attracts the industry's artistic elite with over 20 gifted managers and producers.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of Industry's activities, Addis continues to work closely with Industry management clients including Ted Danson, Richard Dreyfuss, Jack Lemmon, Jeff Goldblum, Todd Solondz, John Herzfeld, Tim Daly, Christine Lahti, Dennis Quaid and Kelsey Grammer.

With Industry co-founder Nick Wechsler, Addis has produced The New Age, written and directed by Michael Tolkin; and Fifteen Minutes, a thriller written and directed by DGA Award winner and Industry client John Herzfeld that stars Robert De Niro, Edward Burns and Industry client Kelsey Grammer (to be released March 2001)..

Addis began his career working as an agent in the talent department of International Creative Management. In 1976, after working as an assistant to director Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver, he continued his agency career at the Robert Littman/Keith Addis Company, whose clients included actors Mia Farrow, Gene Wilder and Alan Bates; directors Ken Russell and Nicholas Roeg; and writers James Dickey and Christopher Isherwood.

In 1980 he formed Keith Addis and Associates (KAA), a personal management and production company whose eclectic client list included performers such as Sting, Mia Farrow, Betty Buckley and American Ballet Theatre star Alexander Godunov as well as writers such as Menno Meyjes (Oscar® nominee for his adaptation of The Color Purple) and Havey Miller (Oscar® nominee for his screenplay for Private Benjamin). Addis' early production credits include the American remake of Jean Luc Godard's Breathless, starring Richard Gere, and Showtime's successful made-for-cable feature Gotham.

Between 1983 and 1985, KAA was absorbed by industry veteran Sandy Gallin's company and the entity was titled Gallin Morey & Addis.

Addis is a graduate of Columbia University.

Industry Entertainment boasts an impressive and growing client roster that includes Tobey Maguire, Ted Danson, Dennis Quaid, Tim Daly, Kelsey Grammer, Amanda Peet, Patrick Stewart, Jean Reno, Sting and Academy Award® recipients and/or nominees including Angelina Jolie, Jack Lemmon, Sam Waterston, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Christine Lahti, Lena Olin, Stephen Rea and Richard Dreyfuss. The company's prestigious literary clients include Academy Award® winning writer Callie Khouri as well as writers Delia Ephron, Mitch Glazer and Howard Franklin; writer/directors John Herzfeld, Todd Solondz, Michael Cristofer, Whit Stillman and Peter Howitt; and directors Stephen Hopkins, Iain Softley and Tamahori.

In addition to sex, lies and videotape and Drugstore Cowboy, Industry's producing credits include The Player, the Robert Altman film that won Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Actor (Tim Robbins) in 1993; The Rapture, the Michael Tolkin film starring Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny that critics hailed as the most provocative film of 1991; Eve's Bayou, an atmospheric coming-of-age tale starring Samuel L. Jackson that won the 1998 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature; Little Odessa, winner of the 1994 Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival; and 2000 releases, Philip Kaufman's film Quills; starring Geoffrey Rush, Michael Caine, Joaquin Phoenix and Kate Winslet; James Gray's film The Yards; and Requiem For A Dream, Darren Aronofsky's follow-up film to his award-winning p.