Meet Our Team

Mike Gillespie Mike Gillespie (Owner/Partner)

Brave Artists Management is a full service talent management firm based in Los Angeles formed by Mike Gillespie.

Mike Gillespie is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended The University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Upon graduating, Mike decided to follow his dream of being in the entertainment industry and moved to Hollywood starting his career in publicity for The Jim Henson Company. After leaving the publicity world, Mike found his true calling in talent representation and worked at one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency for 5 years; starting in the mailroom and becoming a talent agent. During his time at UTA, Mike realized he loved the personal relationships with clients, as well as packaging films and decided that management was his true calling. After leaving UTA, Mike Gillespie was instrumental in starting Intellectual Artist Management. The company quickly became one of the top management firms in Los Angeles and soon merged with music powerhouse Primary Wave Music where Mike has spent 7 years at both firm grow into a full service media company. Mike Gillespie is known for his taste in discovering new talent and building their careers in the Film and TV space as well as across all Entertainment platforms.

Mike has produced 7 films; SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, the Crime Thriller THE LOOKALIKE with Justin Long, WHEN THE STARLIGHT ENDS starring Sam Heughan, the indie drama BROKEN GHOST as well as the historic drama ROBERT THE BRUCE, the atmospheric thriller, MINE GAMES and the Australian Sports Drama, BLINDER.

Eric Kind Eric Kind (Executive/Partner)

Eric Kind is a Partner at Brave Artists Management. He has 20 years industry experience and has worked in Studio Business and Legal Affairs, Casting, Agency, and Management. His resume includes working for Lionsgate Television (Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Orange is the New Black), Sovereign Talent Group, Casting House LA and NY and most recently was the Owner/Manager of Kind Management. In addition, he has worked for various Independent production companies in Los Angeles. Eric is excited to be a partner at Brave Artists Management, where representation with integrity for our artists drives our mission.

Eric Skinner (Partner)

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Eric graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Film and Business before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Rising through the mail room at United Talent Agency, he spent six years as an agent at UTA and ICM Partners before joining Intellectual Artists Management as a manager, which later merged into Primary Wave Entertainment. Working with talent from across the globe, Eric regularly attends film festivals and comedy showcases where he continues to discover and cultivate new voices in the acting, writing and directing space


SR. Manager

Tom Web Tom Bixby

Tom Bixby, originally from the Central Coast of California has spent the last decade doing what he enjoys most, working with gifted actors, writers and comedians. He has previously worked at both the Endeavor and APA Agencies and was a talent manager for several years at Electra Star Management.  In 2014, he ventured out on his own and launched boutique management company, Bodhi Entertainment. After a successful run of five years he was ready for his next adventure and joined partners, Mike Gillespie and Eric Kind with the launch of their new company, Brave Artists Management. He and his family reside in Sherman Oaks, CA.


Managers

Karli WebKarli Doumanis

Karli Doumanis has over 12 years experience in the entertainment industry. Getting her first insight as an actor, Karli worked as a series regular at 15, gaining most of her high school education on set. Having great interest in the workings behind the camera, Karli started to work in the entertainment industry in a number of capacities.  After working alongside Acting Schools, Immigration Lawyers, Entertainment PR and Talent Agencies,  Karli found her love in Entertainment Business and working with actors, thus opening her own Talent management company. Karli Doumanis Management ran for two and a half years as a global company with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Australia.  Karli is excited to join Brave Artists Management with a passion to represent an elite and select group of actors with undeniable talent, specializing in young adults and international talent. 

Kim WebKimberly Kottwitz

Kimberly Kottwitz is originally from Dallas, Texas where she developed a passion for the entertainment industry at an early age. She is a classically trained actor who moved to Los Angeles because she knew that she had to be at the epicenter of the industry. Kimberly received her BA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. During college and immediately upon graduation, Kimberly worked for numerous casting directors and production companies such as London /Stroud Casting, Michael Donovan Casting, and Echo Lake Productions. Kimberly recognized that she had a keen ability to identify talent and began her journey as a Talent Manager at Citizen Skull Productions. At CSP she developed strong relationships with a network of actors, casting directors, producers and writers. Kimberly joined Brave Artists Management at its inception because of the exciting opportunity to work with the dynamic BAM team.


Staff

Danielle Diramarian

Danielle recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Has previously worked at Primary Wave Entertainment, Slate PR and Prodigy Public Relations. Danielle was heavily involved in her university and served as a peer advisor at LMU’s Career Center. She was the Vice President of LMU’s region of Public Relations Society of America and was the event coordinator for TEDxLoyolaMarymountUniversity. She is eager to learn expand her knowledge of the entertainment industry and delve into talent management.