Anthony and Joe Russo and Mike LaRocca’s Studio AGBO has expanded its senior team with the recruitment of Scott Nemes as president of television; Marion Coltai-Lewin as President of Marketing and Communications; And Rick Toulone As General Consultant.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott, Rick and Marion to our AGBO team,” said AGBO CEO Jason Bergsman. “They each bring valuable skills and experience that will make a meaningful contribution to AGBO’s success.”
“This trio of talent will form the next foundation for AGBO’s expansion and successes. Each, in itself, will be a tremendous addition to our team. All three, together, represent a powerful force for change and growth, ” said Creative Angela Rousseau-Ostott, president of Larocca and AGBO.
Names will oversee the creative and business strategy for AGBO’s activities in the episodic series. He joined the studio after serving at NBCUniversal, where he was most recently EVP of Creative Acquisition and International Development for Universal Studios Group. At NBCUniversal, he runs the division that identifies, acquires and exploits the rights to multiple forms of IP that creatively align with talent deals across TV studios’ global divisions. Prior to NBCUniversal, he served as EVP of Development and Current at Universal Cable Productions, where he oversaw scripted series, such as plainville girl And gaslit, Nemes previously headed the TV arm of Brad Weston’s Makeready; helped lead the rebranding of Cinemax by overseeing such series Banshee And counter attack, and began his career in film producing action thrillers Hannah, among other films.
Koltai-Lewin will lead AGBO’s marketing department and oversee all promotion and communication strategy. She joined AGBO after a 13-year stint at Rogers & Cowan/PMK, where she headed the firm’s film and entertainment division, most recently serving as president of film content and marketing. During his tenure at R&C/PMK, he overtook several directors, manufacturers and production companies, including Russo Brothers and AGBO. Prior to R&C/PMK, Koltai-Lewin was the founder and president of the content and distribution company Zipline Entertainment.
A veterinarian with over 25 years in entertainment law, Toulon will lead AGBO’s business and legal affairs as well as corporate legal affairs. He moves to AGBO from CBS Films, where he served as EVP and General Counsel. Prior to this, he was an Equity Partner at Caton Muchin Rosenman LLP. Toulon began his legal career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
All three arrive at the AGBO at a time when many projects are being launched, and are being released. Netflix’s on the horizon gray man And extraction 2, amazon prime stronghold And power state. Recent AGBO’s Daniels film everything, everywhere at once, From A24, the special has revived at the box office, heading towards a potential $50M domestic gross. These also come in light of AGBO’s minority investment from Haier gaming and virtual world leader Nexon.