Jeff Kwatinetz Revives The Firm
Nine months after his contentious split with 25-year colleague Peter Katsis, Prospect Park chief Jeff Kwatinetz has announced he’s reviving The Firm, the management and production company he founded in 1997 and left 11 years later. According to a report in Deadline, The Firm will cover music, film and television, and sports.
“In the years since we shuttered The Firm, the industry has consolidated to the point where it’s hard to find a top management company that isn’t a division of a larger entertainment conglomerate,” Kwatinetz said in a statement. “This consolidation has created an industry rife with conflicts of interest, where the artist often loses. The Firm solves that problem by making creative success the top priority.”
The move will see Prospect Park’s management interests moving to The Firm, while television operations (including Royal Pains, Salem, Black Heart and others) will stay with Prospect Park under the company’s TV partner Josh Barry, who will also be a partner in The Firm.
Ice Cube and CubeVision, his production company, will move to The Firm, as will music clients Dead Sara, Five Knives and P.O.D.