Montana agency adds Matt Birch for films

Former Endgame Entertainment exec named senior vp

Below-the-line juggernaut Montana Artists Agency is bolstering its film department, hiring former Endgame Entertainment exec Matt Birch as senior vp features.

Birch's mandate will be to expand the shop's clients among line producers and a host of other film-production staffers. He previously oversaw physical production at Endgame on productions such as Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom" and Sundance hit "An Education."

Montana president and CEO Jon Furie said the hire is a result of the company's strategic expansion into films. "Someone like Matt brings a new perspective," Furie said. "He understands the film world and all the complicated elements of production."

Montana sports clients on a host of television and film productions, including "The Dark Knight," "24" and "Big Love."