EXCLUSIVE: Echo Lake Entertainment has promoted longtime lit managers Amy Schiffman and Adam Riback to partners in the company’s management division. The pair joins current partners Zadoc Angell, Dave Brown, Iris Grossman, Peter McGrath and Amotz Zakai.
Schiffman joined Echo Lake in 2018, after serving as a partner at Intellectual Property Group. Prior to that, she headed up the intellectual property divisions of both Gersh and William Morris. A member of non-profit arts advocacy group Board of Arts for LA, she specializes in selling books to film and television and also reps writers and directors working in film and TV.
Riback is a manager and producer who started at ICM before segueing into the world of management at Management 360. He joined Echo Lake in 2016 and reps an eclectic and diverse list of creators spanning across all media. His producing credits include Yuval Adler’s post-WWII thriller The Secrets We Keep starring Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Chris Messina and Amy Siemetz, Alex Aja’s sci-fi drama Oxygen starring Mélanie Laurent for Netflix, and Flying Lotus’s Ash starring Eiza Gonzalez, Aaron Paul, and Iko Uwais.
“Amy and Adam are invaluable members of the Echo Lake team. They each represent impressive and well-regarded talent with whom we are proud to be in business,” said Mike Marcus, who heads up Echo Lake Management.
Added Schiffman and Riback in a joint statement: “We are truly honored by this recognition. Echo Lake provides such a highly collaborative culture and is a company we are thrilled to be a part of. As Echo Lake continues to thrive, we are proud to help lead our management team and make a positive impact on our industry.”
A management, production and finance company based in Beverly Hills, Echo Lake Entertainment has produced and financed over 40 films since 1998, which have brought them both an Oscar and a Peabody Award. Most recently producing Hulu’s Emmy-winning historical satire The Great, exec produced by and starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, the company has also been behind titles including All the Bright Places and Oxygen for Netflix, Van Helsing for Syfy, and The Secrets We Keep for Bleecker Street.