EXCLUSIVE: Brittany Kahan Ward and Graciella Sanchez are leaving Echo Lake Entertainment after a decade as partners to join TFC Management where they also will be partners.
The high-profile arrival of Ward and Sanchez — who launched and built Echo Lake’s talent management division, with Sanchez also serving as the Co-President — marks an expansion into on-camera talent representation for TFC, founded in 2020 by UTA and WME partners Ben Jacobson and David Stone with initial focus on literary clients, including creators, showrunners, novelists, producers, and filmmakers.
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Ward and Sanchez’s formidable roster of clients include Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Liz Hannah, JD Pardo, Shira Haas, Ivana Milicevic, Marguerite Moreau, Phoebe Tonkin, Greg Smith, Alisha Wainwright, Momona Tamada, Golden Brooks, Colton Ryan, Marlo Kelly, Jordan Gavaris, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Jamila Gray, Maria Dragus, Lina El-Arabi, Tarryn Wyngaard and Floria Sigismondi. The majority of them are expected to follow them to TFC.
During their stint at Echo Lake, Ward and Sanchez also have produced such series as Hulu’s The Great and The Girl From Plainville, as well as the Netflix film All The Bright Places.
“We’ve long admired Brittany and Graciella and are so thrilled to welcome them and their incredible clients to TFC,” Jacobson and Stone said. “They are best-in-class representatives and producers, and they fit perfectly with our culture of passionate and strategic client advocacy.”
Before joining Echo Lake Entertainment in 2013, Ward and Sanchez worked together at the boutique
management firm, One Talent Management, which Sanchez co-founded.
“We are thrilled to join forces with David and Ben in this new chapter of our careers,” Ward and Sanchez said. “Their creativity, ambition, and vision for TFC aligns perfectly with our philosophy of big picture thinking and intentional, curated representation.”
The duo also reflected on their 10-year tenure at Echo Lake.
“While we could not be more excited to be a part of this dynamic new team, we remain indebted to Doug Mankoff and Mike Marcus for their mentorship, support, and collaboration throughout the years,” they said. “We are so proud of everything we achieved at Echo Lake and are grateful for the incredible friendships we have forged with so many of our colleagues there.”
Mankoff, CEO of Echo Lake Entertainment, recognized Ward and Sanchez’s contributions to the company.
“Brittany and Graciella have been great partners as we have built Echo Lake these past ten years”, he said. “We wish them and their talented clients nothing but the best.”