EXCLUSIVE: Former WME Companion Phillip Solar and MACRO Founder & CEO Charles D. King’s newly launched M88 is rising. Outstanding expertise supervisor Oronde Garrett has joined M88 as companion. The brand new addition bolsters the full-service illustration agency that was created to amplify the voices of artists and creators from the “international new majority”.
Garrett is the longtime enterprise companion and supervisor to Idris Elba. Along with Elba, he brings with him a novel roster of marquee expertise together with Hollywood’s record-breaking producer and black-ish star Marsai Martin, media staple Van Lathan, writer-filmmaker Chad Sanders and younger tech genius Iddris Sandu.
Previous to becoming a member of M88, Garrett constructed a 20-year profession as a preeminent expertise supervisor, movie/tv guide and branding govt whereas working and collaborating with a number of the most recognizable actors, creatives, athletes and types.
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“I first bought to know Oronde by way of our mutual shopper Idris Elba, and over time have appreciated his instinct and considerate method to representing high-level expertise,” stated Solar, M88 President, Managing Companion and Co-Founder. “I couldn’t be extra happy to welcome him into the increasing M88 household.”
“Oronde is a real authentic and his deep understanding of and robust connection to tradition can’t be matched on this enterprise,” provides King, Co-Founder, M88 and Founder & CEO, MACRO. “I’m thrilled to have him be a part of M88.”
“I’ve deeply revered each Charles and Phil by way of the years that I’ve identified and labored with them,” remarks Garrett. “Their perspective, philosophy and work ethic completely align with mine and I sit up for elevating the artist administration bar collectively.”
M88, which launched in August, is majority-owned by MACRO. The title of the agency got here from the “M” in MACRO whereas 88 is a nod to Solar’s Chinese language heritage. Since its inception, M88 has grown a powerful shopper record that features a various — and swag-worthy mixture of top-level expertise corresponding to Elba, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed, Naomi Scott, Gemma Chan, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Blitz “The Ambassador” Bazawule, Caleb McLaughlin, Eboni Freeman, Herizen F. Guardiola, Issa López, Kofi Siriboe, Luke James and plenty of extra. As Hollywood strikes towards a extra inclusive panorama, M88 is proving to be the go-to for underrepresented voices within the business.