Lawrence A. Mirisch, president of The Mirisch Agency, has had a diverse 30-year entertainment industry career as an agent, executive, and hands-on filmmaker.
In early 1992, he formed The Mirisch Agency, a boutique firm specializing in the representation of creative talent involved in the production of motion pictures and television. During the previous 10 years, he represented a distinctive group of clients, first with the Gersh Agency, then with Adams, Ray and Rosenberg and its successor, Triad Artists.
Today, The Mirisch Agency’s client roster is comprised of highly regarded entertainment industry professionals including producers, directors, cinematographers, film editors, production designers and costume designers, many of whom have been nominated or won Academy Awards. The agency recently opened a new unit specializing in the commercial industry.
“The challenge of starting a new agency and building it into a thriving enterprise in the highly competitive Hollywood environment was something I couldn’t resist,” says Mirisch.
“I’m gratified that the agency has experienced significant growth in both numbers of clients and areas of representation,” says Mirisch. “Since its inception in 1992, our business has been built on a foundation of personal service. Our primary goal is to provide clients with opportunities to enhance their professional lives while realizing their artistic potential. And seeing this happen is extremely rewarding.”
Active in industry affairs, Mirisch is a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Next Generation Council of the Motion Picture Television Film Fund. A member of the Directors Guild of America and its Special Projects Committee, he is also on the board of governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital and holds memberships in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Motion Picture Film Editors Guild.
Mirisch has taught a master’s course in motion picture theory and practice at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).