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Jewerl Ross

Manager/Producer, Silent R Management
SILENT R MANAGEMENT founder Jewerl Ross grew up in Los Angeles and left Southern California to study philosophy at Yale. After graduating, Ross returned to L.A. to work in entry-level positions at ICM and Paradigm. Ross was an agent for three years at a boutique agency and later a manager for 4 years at a small management company. In 2006, Ross founded SILENT R MANAGEMENT. Other SILENT R MANAGEMENT employees include creative executive Andrew Gerson and executive assistant Gus Corwin.

Some of SILENT R MANAGEMENT’s director clients include: Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could TalkMoonlight was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 3 (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor), and If Beale Street Could Talk was nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay.  Bora Kim, the writer and director of House of Hummingbird. The film had its US premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where is won three awards included Best International Feature, Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature. The film had its international premiere at The Busan International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and screened at Berlinale where it won a Special Jury Prize. The film is currently listed at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Brazilian auteur Gabriel Mascaro directed Divine Love which premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film has received widespread critical acclaim and is currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Before Divine Love, Gabriel directed Neon Bull (2015) which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival where it won the Horizons Special Jury Prize. His film August Winds (2014) premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize.  Yann Gonzalez, the writer and director of Knife + Heart (2019) and You and The Night (2013)both of which premiered at Cannes in official competition and as a part of International Critics’ Week, respectively.  For Knife + Heart, Yann was awarded the Prix du Jean Vigo, an award given annually to a young director for his or her independent spirit and stylistic originality. Since its induction in 1951, French greats like Jean Luc Godard, Chris Marker, and Alain Resnais have won the prize.  French auteur Robin Campillo, the writer and director of BPM (Beats Per Minute).  BPM (Beats Per Minute) premiered at Cannes in 2017 winning the Grand Prix and receiving widespread critical acclaim (98% on Rotten Tomatoes).  It has since won six César Awards (the French version of the Academy Awards), including Best Film and Best Original Screenplay.  It also won the Best Foreign Language Film from the New York Film Critics Circle along with nearly 100 other awards worldwide.  Steven Piet & Erik Crary, director and producer on The Act for Hulu and UCP.  Piet and Crary’s film, Uncle John premiered in competition at SXSW. Avant Garde filmmaker Patrick Wang, the director of In the Family (2012), The Grief of Others (2018), and A Bread Factory (2018). All of his films opened to widespread critical acclaim.  Patrick was nominated for Best First Feature at the Indepedent Spirit Awards in 2012, and A Bread Factory was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for 2019.

Some of SILENT R MANAGEMENT’s writer clients include: Matthew Aldrich, writer of Coco for Pixar Animation Studios.  The film was released to rave reviews (97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), has since grossed over $800 million dollars worldwide, and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  Aldrich recently signed with Netflix to oversee the live-action adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.  Jack Stanley, writer of the original pilot, Perfect Girl, which sold to Amazon, and the original feature scripts, Possession: A Love Story and SweetheartPossession has had Anne Hathaway circling, and Sweetheart has had Blake Lively and director Patty Jenkins circling.  Both scripts were on “The Black List.” Jack is currently re-writing Lou for Paramount, Bad Robot and and actress Allison Janney. Evan Endicott, writer and producer for The Terror and Into the Badlands for AMC and Warrior for Cinemax, Justin Lin and Jonathan Tropper. Hannah Schneider, writer and producer of Why Women Kill for CBS All Access. She is also the writer and producer of the original pilot script, Homecoming. The pilot is set up at Showtime after a bidding war that included several cable, network, and streaming suitors.