Emily Gerson Saines

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Emily Gerson Saines
Emily Gerson Saines, May 2011.jpg
Born New York City, New York
Alma mater

Dana Hall

Northwestern University
Occupation Talent manager, producer

Emily Gerson Saines is an American talent manager and producer.


Early life[edit]

Gerson Saines was born in New York City, New York and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Radio/Television/Film.



Gerson Saines began her career as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency and first became an agent at Agency for the Performing Arts. She went on to become a vice president at the William Morris Agency, where she represented clients such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey, Jr.[1] In 1998, Gerson Saines left William Morris to form her own talent management company, Gerson Saines Management.[2] The company would later become Brookside Artist Management, where her clients now include Ansel Elgort, Sebastian Stan, Daveed Diggs, Hayden Panettiere, Cynthia Nixon, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Famke Janssen, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Anson Mount, Eric Bogosian, Condola Rashad, Steven Pasquale, Alex Brightman, Mekhi Phifer, Laura Benanti, Nelsan Ellis, Donna Murphy, Tika Sumpter, Chris Wood, Makenzie Leigh, Grace Van Patten, and Macaulay Culkin.


Gerson Saines made her producing debut with the television film The Courage to Love, starring Vanessa Williams, and executive produced Foster Hall for NBC with Conan O'Brien.[3]

In 2010, she served as executive producer for the HBO film Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes, David Strathairn, Catherine O’Hara, and Julia Ormond. Temple Grandin aired February 2010 and received seven Emmy Awards including Outstanding Made for Television Movie. Temple Grandin also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, a Peabody Award, an American Film Institute AFI Award, the Princess Grace AMADE medal at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, an International Press Academy Satellite Award, the US Department of Health & Human Services Voice Award, a 2010 WIN Award, A Producers Guild of America Award Nomination, a Los Angeles Times Gold Derby TV Award nomination, a Critics' Choice Award Nomination, a Television Critics Association Award nomination, and the 2010 Humanitas Prize.[4] A.O. Scott of The New York Times also named Temple Grandin the best biopic and one of the best films of 2010.[5]

Autism Advocacy[edit]

Gerson Saines co-founded the Autism Coalition for Research and Education (A.C.R.E), which was the founding organization of Autism Speaks. A.C.R.E raised millions of dollars for Autism biomedical research, education, advocacy, and awareness.[1]


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