SOURCE: Hollywood Studios International

September 13, 2010 14:07 ET

Zadoc Angell Joins Artist International to Spearhead Literary Efforts in Television

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  Zadoc Angell, a seven-year veteran of Paradigm, has left the agency to pursue management at Artist International. Angell is the first hire for newly installed President of Motion Picture & Television Literary Department, Dave Brown, who in April folded his Sleeping Giant Entertainment business into Artist International, the management division of Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) headed by CEO and Chairman, Steven Saxton, who Executive Produced the summer's breakout hit "The Kids Are All Right."

Angell brings with him an expertise in packaging, staffing, and development and will spearhead the company's literary efforts in television, which could include production and foreign sales divisions in the future. Brown, who worked with Angell at the boutique literary agency Genesis, said, "Zadoc is a rising star in the TV business. He has great taste and is widely respected throughout the industry. We are excited to have him be our anchor on the TV management side."

As an agent, Angell was best known for packaging NBC's fall flagship show, "The Event," from writer/creator Nick Wauters and for shepherding the television career of feature writer, Bert V. Royal, ("Easy A"). Zadoc said, "I felt it was the right moment in my career to transition into management. With Artist International's access to independent financing and foreign sales, I can offer my TV writers new access and advantages in this competitive marketplace." After meeting with Artist International Managing Director Joel Newton and Brown, Angell said he "Found true partners who shared my passion for the artist. I believe in their vision and couldn't pass up the opportunity to help build Artist International. We believe in bringing the best out of an artist, and in this new role, I feel I can give my clients every opportunity to succeed."

Angell brings an impressive arsenal of television clients with him to Artist International, including Brenda Hsueh ("How I Met Your Mother"), Jennifer Fisher ("Titus," "Ellen"), Ken Storer ("Law & Order: SVU"), Chris Torres ("Law & Order: SVU"), Doug Stockstill ("Big Love"), Ingrid Escajeda ("Better Off Ted"), Stefanie Leder ("10 Things I Hate About You"), and Eric Wallace ("Eureka"), with more to be announced.

Artist International is a management/production company with offices in Beverly Hills and New York. The company provides professional representation to actors, writers, directors, athletes, music performers, artists, and other entertainment properties. Its four divisions -- music, literary, sports, and talent -- operate with the singular focus of understanding the goals, passions and talents of its clients to maximize their potential. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Studios International, Artist International is positioned to collaborate with artists to bring new content to life, whether by internal means or external partnerships.

Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) is a privately held media holding company focused on the intelligent deployment of capital in the entertainment industry. The company has developed a portfolio of fee-based businesses ranging from talent representation to international distribution. Following the current round of private funding, the Company intends to file with the SEC to be a publicly traded company.

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