Shelter Entertainment was founded by 17 year William Morris Agency veteran, VP and multiple department head Alan Iezman in 1995. Iezman led the TV talent department for many years before moving into the Motion Picture talent department, and running it as well. Iezman has been/is involved in the careers of Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Robin Williams, nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton and iconic legendary actress/film director Penny Marshall. Jack Wagner, Terry Farrell, George Eads, Benjamin Bratt, multiple Emmy nominees Gail O'Grady and Mike Farrell, Valerie Bertinelli, Victoria Principal were and are among many, many others. Iezman continues to nurture and further the careers of Shelter's talented clientele.
Veteran manager Ray McKigney heads up the branding, licensing and merchandising department for Shelter. Among many other accomplishments, he is responsible for the packaging and tremendous success of the Daisy Fuentes line of products at Kohl's.
Another William Morris veteran, Andrew Howard got his start as a motion picture agent at ICM-NY. Howard has been/is involved in the careers of numerous actors such as Diane Lane, Christopher Walken, Mario Van Peebles, Vincent D'Onofrio, Hal Linden, Delta Burke and Bess Armstrong. In the literary arena, his clients have included Robert Roy Pool, Norm Gunzenhauser and Jim Manera, among others. He has been involved in setting up various feature projects, which include "American History X", "New Jack City" and "Johnny Suede". Howard continues to represent writers, directors and actors. He is an Executive Producer of the Lifetime Movie "A Moment in Time".
Tim Angle started as an agent in New York. He co-headed the New York office of Triad Artists (later bought by and merged with The William Morris Agency). He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990 and was named co-head of Triad's feature talent department and a Vice President. He then opened the Los Angeles office of Don Buchwald and Associates in 1992. He was President of Buchwald until May of 2011, when he left to join Shelter. Tim has worked with many successful and talented actors, including Vince Vaughn, Angie Harmon, Ron Perlman and Martin Donovan.
Miller was a VP with the William Morris Agency for fifteen years where she headed the TV Variety department for six years and headed the entire TV Talent Department for four years. This was followed by a two year stint as Vice President and head of the TV and Motion Picture Talent Department at The Agency for the Performing Arts. As a theatrical agent, she has represented a diverse and wide range of talented personalities, musicians, comedians, actors, writers, directors and producers, including David Letterman, Ned Beatty, Merv Griffin, Sir Ian McKellen, Julio Iglesias, Bob Uecker and William Devane. She served on the Board of Governors of ATAS for seven years. She is Vice President of Women In Film and has been a member of the Board of Directors for four years.
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An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo graduated with a degree in Film & Television from New York University. After producing and directing several award-winning shorts, DePaolo turned his focus to development, beginning his career at Paramount Pictures and subsequently as Director of Development for Epiphany Pictures. He was drawn to representation thanks to the invaluable tutelage of industry icons in Deborah Miller and Marion Rosenberg. He discovered his passion working with talent and landed with Shelter Entertainment Group in 2010. Since then, DePaolo has worked with a wide range of talented performers, including Academy Award-nominated actors Ned Beatty and Piper Laurie, the Emmy-nominated William Devane, and other legendary talent like Bob Uecker, Shari Belafonte and Billy Drago.
An avid presence in comedy, for five years DePaolo produced Skinny Sundays, a flagship stand-up show at the Hollywood Improv.
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