Mentors - Agents and Managers: Jeremy Platt (Plattform)
Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Don’t know if you need an agent or manager? Want to find out how to get one? Find out how the two different roles can affect filmmakers and if they are needed for your film here.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Jeremy Platt has gone from working as a screenwriter, creative executive and film festival programmer to being one of the most accomplished young literary managers and producers in film and televis...Show the rest
Jeremy Platt has gone from working as a screenwriter, creative executive and film festival programmer to being one of the most accomplished young literary managers and producers in film and television. After management stints at Irving Azoff’s Frontline/Spectacle and Jordan Levin’s Generate, Platt formed his own management and production company, Plattform, in early 2015. Based in Culver City, Plattform represents such clients as Adam Wingard ("You're Next", "The Guest, Cinemax’s "Outcast"), Jim Mickle (“We Are What We Are”, “Cold in July”), E.L. Katz (SXSW winner “Cheap Thrills”), James Strong (BBC’s "Broadchurch"), Elliott Lester (HBO’s Emmy nominated "Nightingale"), Jason Eisener (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s "Broad City" and "Idiotsitter"), and animation icon and Oscar nominated Don Hertzfeldt, to name a few.
As a production executive, Platt worked on Sony's "Stranger Than Fiction" directed by Marc Forster and the Weinsteins’ "Halloween" and "Halloween 2", both directed by Rob Zombie. Recent films he has produced include the 2010 Sundance Midnight film "The Violent Kind"; the 2013 SXSW psychological thriller "Enter the Dangerous Mind", starring Nikki Reed and Scott Bakula; the Streamy, Webby and WGA Award-winning "The Walking Dead: Cold Storage" and "The Walking Dead: The Oath" webisodes for AMC, both directed by Greg Nicotero; and Rob Zombie’s "The Lords of Salem" and SXSW premiere "At The Devil’s Door", directed by Nicholas McCarthy starring Naya Rivera and Catalina Sandino Morena (Oscar nominee Maria Full of Grace).
Probably most exciting for Platt is his straight to series SundanceTV/AMC show “Hap & Leonard”. Based on the popular book series by Joe Landsdale, Platt, who is executive producing, optioned the material and developed it alongside his client Jim Mickle, who is also directing/showrunning. The show stars Michael K. Williams, James Purefoy, Jimmi Simpson, and Christina Hendricks and will premiere on March 2, 2016.Hide the rest