WHO WE ARE
Joan Scott founded her own Hollywood/ New York agency, Writers & Artists, representing actors, writers, and directors. Among agency acting clients were Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, James Gandolfini, Claire Danes, Harrison Ford, Bill Macy and The Fonz (Henry Winkler). She discovered writer George Wing (Fifty First Dates), and brought Australian director Phillip Noyce to America. The agency represented writers John Grisham (books for film), Robert Schenkkan, David Auburn, David Magee, Rex Pickett (novel, Sideways), and Steve Cannell. W&A set up the films Sideways, Igby Goes Down, and Finding Neverland before it merged with a larger agency. Joan has wrangled with the biggest studio heads and faced down the toughest negotiators. She brings all her skills and her nose for talent to Payline.
Long-time producer (see IMDB. com) with extensive experience in Hollywood film and TV biz. Now creating exclusively for the web. Barker site Movie With Me is a movie fan site for grown-ups specializing in odd and interesting foreign and independent films, digitally equipped cinema premiers, social encounters and friend match-ups. Movie With Me features a team of hosts who do on-camera reviews for all the films on the site. They form the foundation of Payline's talent roster. After years dealing with William Morris, CAA, ICM, Endeavor, casting directors, networks and producers--Roberto's goal is straightforward: streamline the process and strip away the bullshit. Get them working!