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The team at Vanguard

Meet our team in New York and Los Angeles

David Guç

President

Tom Harrison

Vice-President

Los Angeles

Brianne Watson

Manager

Los Angeles

Patrick “Cory” Thompson

Manager

New York

Shelbie Valley

Assistant

Los Angeles

Jesse Young

Assistant

New York

MANAGER BIOS

David Guç

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

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

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.

Patrick Cory Thompson

Patrick Cory Thompson has been with Vanguard Management Group since 2010, when he began as an assistant before being promoted to manager in the New York office.

Prior to that he has had experience working with companies such as Magnolia Pictures, Elephant Eye Films, TV Guide and Lynn Kressel Casting to name a few. He is passionate about all things film and television.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Cinema Studies and Producing. He is a native of Washington, D.C.