The Management / Artistic Endeavors is a multifaceted company that manages both talent and literary clients, plus develops and produces entertainment properties across multiple platforms, including film, television, and online.
DEBORAH DEL PRETE
Deborah Del Prete, principal and founder of The Management / Artistic Endeavors is also a veteran film producer. Her many producing credits include the hit Columbia Pictures comedy THE WEDDING PLANNER, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey; Lionsgate’s THE SPIRIT, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson; GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS, starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam, winner of the SXSW Audience and Grand Jury Prizes; GREEN STREET 2, starring Ross McCall; Dimension’s BURIED ALIVE, starring Tobin Bell; the romantic comedy SUBURBAN GIRL, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin, based on the best-seller Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing and the creature feature LIVING HELL for The SyFy Channel.
Under her label, Coronet Films, she produced the film, LIFTED, directed by Academy Award nominee, Lexi Alexander, and the soon-to-be completed THE SUBMARINE KID, starring Emilie De Ravin and Finn Wittrock. In addition, Del Prete served as executive producer on Paramount Classic’s MEAN CREAK, starring Rory Culkin, which won both an Independent Spirit Award and a Humanitas Award; THE OPEN ROAD, starring Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake and Kate Mara,; Lionsgate’s FROM PRADA TO NADA, starring Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega; HBO’s HOSTILE INTENT, starring Rob Lowe, and “ENDER’S GAME” starring Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Asa Butterfield for Summit/Lionsgate Entertainment.
Under her previous shingle, Dee Gee Entertainment, Del Prete produced and/or directed a myriad of TV programs, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. Her first feature film as a director was SIMPLE JUSTICE, starring Doris Roberts and John Spencer. She then produced and directed Kate Hudson’s film debut RICOCHET RIVER. Among her other produced projects are THE PEOPLE VERSUS, a five- part dramatic series starring Meg Ryan for Viacom; the musicals, SOMETHING’S AFOOT, starring Jean Stapleton for Showtime and Barry Manilow’s THE DRUNKARD, starring Tom Bosley for A&E; JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE, a long-running syndicated travel series; and GIFTS FROM THE FIRE with Adrienne Clarkson for the CBC.
In 2001 she co-founded Odd Lot Entertainment with her former partner, Gigi Pritzker. Together they ran the L.A. based company where they developed, financed and produced theatrical feature films along with producing live stage production, through their company Dee Gee Theatricals, housed in the historic Coronet Theater which they owned and operated. Their first production, KISS AT CITY HALL, by Tony Award winner, Joe DiPietro, had a successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in February, 2000. Their original drama SYMMETRY, written by Dave Fields, premiered at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago in Summer 2005. They also launched the musical SNAPSHOTS, based on the book by David Stern with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED), which was showcased in Seattle, Washington, Florida, and Ohio; ONE RED FLOWER, written and directed by Paris Barclay; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY which was the premiere production at the New Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and has enjoyed two highly successful productions in the U.S. with a third anticipated in London’s West End; and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, which broke box office records during its runs in Daytona, Florida and Seattle, Washington before opening to critical acclaim and box office records at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and subsequently, the famed Apollo Theater. In the fall of 2010, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET began a long run on Broadway and received multiple Tony Award nominations.
In 2005, under the Odd Lot banner, she created a domestic distribution division which provided and managed P&A for films, starting with the cult-hit Green Street Hooligans. This led in 2006 to the establishment of her international sales and distribution company, Odd Lot International which handled Worldwide distribution for a multitude of films with total P&A spends in the hundreds of millions. Del Prete is also the co-founder of New Antics Media, formed in 2011, an online marketing and technology company. In early 2012, Deborah added a management division to Coronet Entertainment, The Management Services, which oversees the careers of a group of very talented actors, singers, writers, and directors.
A past multiple-term treasurer of the board of directors for the New York chapter of Women In Film, she was also an artistic advocate for the Foundation of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and has served as an executive mentor for both the Producers Guild of America and Step Up Women’s Network. Del Prete is currently Treasurer on the Board of Directors of WordTheater in Los Angeles and is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Talent Managers Association, for whom she recently directed the 2013 Heller Awards Show.