New Wave's Mike Goldberg Becomes APA Lit Agent (Exclusive)

The former manager will focus on expanding the agency’s feature and TV literary departments.

New Wave Entertainment literary manager Mike Goldberg has joined APA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

“As a highly regarded literary manager, Mike has established a strong roster of talented writers, producers and directors,” APA exec vp/partner and head of the television literary department Lee Dinstman said in a statement. “I look forward to his contributions playing an integral role in the ongoing expansion and growth of both our television and feature literary divisions.”

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Goldberg, who will report to Dinstman, will focus on expanding APA’s feature and literary TV departments. Clients joining him at the agency include Chris Baldi, a Black List screenwriter whose adventure feature Scavengers is set up at Fox; Derek Kolstad, whose Keanu Reeves-starrer John Wick begins shooting September; and Hannibal staff writer Andy Black.

Goldberg joined New Wave in 2011, where he made a splash outselling other management companies in the feature spec market. Prior to that he co-led the literary department at ROAR after the company acquired his literary management firm Abstract Entertainment, which he and partner Josh Adler formed in 2007. Goldberg began his career in Paramount Classics’ marketing and acquisitions department.