Founder and President of Vanguard Management since 2000, and the Gersh Agency NY before that since 1985;
Mr. Guç was responsible for having developed the Theatrical departments of Innovative Artists NY (1996), Don Buchwald and Associates, Susan Smith and Associates and J. Michael Bloom, Ltd.
He personally represented the following from the onset of their careers: John Goodman, Kathleen Turner, John Turturro, Annette Bening, Ellen Barkin, Peter Gallagher, Wesley Snipes, Ken Olin, Cherry Jones, Peter Krause, Enrico Colantoni, amongst a host of other “actor’s actors”.
Guç shepherded film projects for Eric Mendelsohn, Richard Wesley, Tom Noonan, Dennis Dugan, Eric Byler, Michael Lessac and Oz Scott. John Turturro’s MAC and ILLUMINATA, Kathleen Turner’s HOUSE of CARDS, V.I WARSHOWSKY at Disney and her three picture deal at Columbia with Victor Kaufman which included development of TABLE MONEY by Jimmy Breslin, FINAL PAYMENTS by Mary Gordon and A FLAG for SUNRISE by Robert Stone.
Guç was a founding member of Roundabout Theatre Company, 1973-76, Associate Producer-casting fundraising, administrator of professional training program, press and public relations.
He is a graduate of the National Theatre Institute at The Eugene O’Neil Memorial Theatre Center (1971) and Brandeis University, 1973-BA, cum laude, with honors in Theatre Arts
Tom Harrison joined Vanguard Management Group on November 2014, as Vice President of Talent. Bringing 25 years as an Industry Veteran. Tom Previously was a Partner at Harrison Stokes, as well as a Vice President of Diverse Talent Group, and a Senior agent at The Kohner Agency for multiple years.
Representing such talent as Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, Sofia Vergara and Josh Holloway just to mention a few, Tom also shepherded multiple films into productions as well as representing a multiple academy award winning special effects and production studio along with a select group of writers and directors.
Tom approaches his work with a personal investment in every client with an eye on the cutting edge that changes our business daily.
Brianne Watson joined Vanguard Management Group in 2014. Prior to that she worked at The Schiff Company and Innovative Artists in Los Angeles.
At the Schiff Company, Brianne began developing new talent, expanding brands, and signing multi-hyphenate clients in the fields of writing as well as stand-up.
Brianne has a personal approach to the client list with a focus on quality projects in TV, film, and stage. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.
Kevin McEleney has been working in artist representation for theatre, film and television for over twenty years, most recently at Buchwald for 5 years working with talent. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at ICM Partners in various positions, working with talent like Paul Newman, Sir Alan Bates, Jane Curtin, Tony Shalhoub, Ali MacGraw, Joanne Woodward and Anjelica Huston. He also functioned as Motion Picture Dept Coordinator for Film and TV Literary, working with Academy Award winning writers and directors like Tom Hooper, Jonathan Demme, Sidney Lumet and Norman Jewison, and writers like Joan Didion, Melissa Mathison and Peter Morgan.
He began his career as an intern at NBC Studios and, after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies from Fordham University, worked at Miramax Films during their successful Oscar winning run under Disney’s stewardship with films such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love.
Michela Pantano is a talent manager in the NY office of Vanguard Management Group. Michela started in the industry at a young age, as an auditioning and working actor, but decided to pursue a career “behind the camera” when it was time for college. During her time at Hofstra University, Michela interned for top commercial casting offices in NY, and even attended a Television Writing Program for a semester at Columbia University. After graduating, Michela became an agent assisting in the children’s department at Abrams (A3 Artists Agency), where she discovered her love for representation.
She transitioned to talent management starting off as an executive assistant at Vanguard and worked her way up in the company to talent manager in just 3 years. Michela prides herself on her interpersonal relationships with clients – helping them navigate, grow, and sustain their careers in the entertainment industry. She has a keen eye for talent and first-hand experience of being both in front of and behind the camera.