Lenhoff & Lenhoff is a management company representing Writers,
Directors, Producers and Cinematographers based in the United States,
Canada and Europe.
Established in 1991, Charles Lenhoff and Lisa Helsing Lenhoff are
the sole principals of this California Corporation.
Charles Lenhoff’s background includes co-owning the Lenhoff/Robinson
Talent & Literary Agency, serving as a literary agent at the
Gray/Goodman Agency, and production management at Metromedia-Mediasync
Producers in New York City.
Lisa Helsing Lenhoff was formerly a literary agent at Susan Smith
& Associates, and worked as a literary agent at ICM in the motion
picture literary and international departments.
Lenhoff & Lenhoff is a husband and wife team with a mission
to provide a high level of management services to its clients while
interfacing with the client’s agent, lawyer, publicist, producer,
network and studio executives, etc.
We are a specialized management company with every asset devoted
to promoting the client and their work, as well as procuring employment
for the client. Even though Lenhoff & Lenhoff is
a management company, we bring an added advantage to the client
by conforming to California state labor and guild requirements by
maintaining a talent agency license and franchises with the Writers
Guild of America and the Directors
Guild of America. Our company operates at the highest
standards of accountability and has a total team environment --
every client enjoys the experience and knowledge of unabated access
to the principals of the company. We spend quality time working
on the client's behalf and giving them the attention they deserve
As the agency environment consolidates and packaging fees erode
due to an increase of studio/network ownership, agencies have an
overwhelming need to grow their businesses into ownership positions
by investing in production companies, and by having production companies
invest in agencies. In this environment, there are many gray
areas of conflicting interests and we believe that managers are
more essential than ever in working with clients and their agents,
lawyers, publicists, etc. to create client opportunities.
We believe that the manager’s mission is to “keep the
focus on the client.”
Lenhoff & Lenhoff is a hands-on company devoted to moving clients
to the next career level. The company remains boutique in size to
better serve its clients, and is not constrained by time consuming
administrative duties, company politics or unnecessary meetings.
At Lenhoff & Lenhoff, it's all about the client!
The main reason for a client to be disenchanted with their agent
is a breakdown of communication and focus. Lenhoff & Lenhoff
feels one of its primary responsibilities as a manager is to keep
the flow of information to the client completely fluid. Whether
the client’s career and earning curve needs to be put on track,
or the client just wants to get their career moved to the next level,
Lenhoff & Lenhoff’s approach is to share our information
with the client, pool our resources with their agent, and create
bigger and better opportunities for the client.
Management services includes maintaining a very detailed account
of studio and network development reports, listing all projects
in active development, including the elements involved, and any
open writing and directing assignments. We share this information
with the client and work with the client’s agent in identifying
client opportunities for either selling or servicing the client
and their work. Lenhoff & Lenhoff is networked with a
dozen other agencies and management companies for the sole purpose
of pooling information and sharing it with the client to create
the best opportunities.
When you are a Lenhoff & Lenhoff client, you have a true manager
who is always looking out for you and your career. We
know what studio and network decision-makers want. We have
great relationships with all the top agencies, and we provide all
of our clients with honest and insightful guidance and direction.
We'll make sure your name and your work are always presented in
the best light.
We are the client's biggest advocate and greatest champion. There
is no mountain that we won't climb…seriously!!!