Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Theatre Exec Brian Sherman Launches New Lit Agency, IPEX Theatrical Artists



Theatre Exec Brian Sherman Launches New Lit Agency, IPEX Theatrical Artists

Long-time theatre business and licensing executive Brian Sherman today announced the launch of IPEX Theatrical Artists (ITA), a new theatrical literary agency and management company. Mr. Sherman leads ITA as its Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

IPEX Theatrical Artists provides representation to authors of original theatrical works and a suite of management services to corporate owners of iconic intellectual property (IP) and brands. Agency clients include playwrights, librettists, composers, lyricists, select crossover songwriters working in other genres, as well as estates, trusts and institutional owners of theatrical and music copyrights. ITA's management division provides development, representation and management services to corporate clients in media and entertainment for the worldwide stage and live experiences markets. The company proactively mines client portfolios for untapped opportunities and supervises the conception, development, production and distribution of theatrical and live experiential properties through its network of global production and licensing partners.

Brian Sherman is a twenty-year veteran of the theatre and music industry. He began his career as a songwriter and composer/lyricist of musicals, and for the last fifteen years has specialized in theatrical rights management and representation, working with and on behalf of the most celebrated authors, shows, brands and catalogs in the history of theatre. Mr. Sherman has worked for premier publishing and licenses houses including Music Theatre International, Samuel French Inc. and Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals in diverse capacities encompassing client management, licensing, marketing and business development. Prior to launching ITA he was Director of Professional Theatrical Licensing for R&H Theatricals, a Concord Music company. "Having spent most of my career working in service to beloved shows, legendary catalogs and the writers that created them, I'm thrilled to be bringing my passion and years of expertise to IPEX Theatrical Artists," Sherman said in a statement. "The theatre is entering what I believe is its next Golden Age, with more opportunities for both writers and content owners than ever before. IPEX Theatrical Artists will stand at the nexus of this renaissance, managing valuable storytelling extensions for our corporate clients while concurrently developing the next generation of emerging voices writing for the theatrical stage." The company is based just outside of New York City and will announce its initial client signings in the coming weeks.

www.ipexartists.com | Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ipexartists





Black Theatre Coalition Announces New Developments in Year Two Photo
Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, have announced new developments within the Black Theatre Coalition, as the program enters it’s second year.

2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows Announced Photo
The Jerome Foundation has announced the 2023 grant recipients in the third round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. 54 Fellowships are being awarded (8 in each in the fields of dance; film, video and digital production; literature; music; theater, performance and spoken word; and visual arts, and 3 in each of the newly added fields of technology centered arts and combined artistic fields) to early-career artists based in Minnesota and New York City.

Goodman Theatre Announces Jamal Howard as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow Photo
Goodman Theatre has announced Jamal Howard (he/him) as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow. A Chicago-based director and choreographer, Howard is the co-artistic director of New American Folk Theatre and an associate company member with TUTA Theatre.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Pres Photo
The Kleban Foundation will present the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 6 at 5PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI's New York City headquarters (7 World Trade Center).

Industry Classifieds


More Hot Stories For You


Black Theatre Coalition Announces New Developments in Year TwoBlack Theatre Coalition Announces New Developments in Year Two
February 1, 2023

Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, have announced new developments within the Black Theatre Coalition, as the program enters it’s second year.

2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows Announced2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows Announced
February 1, 2023

The Jerome Foundation has announced the 2023 grant recipients in the third round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. 54 Fellowships are being awarded (8 in each in the fields of dance; film, video and digital production; literature; music; theater, performance and spoken word; and visual arts, and 3 in each of the newly added fields of technology centered arts and combined artistic fields) to early-career artists based in Minnesota and New York City.

Goodman Theatre Announces Jamal Howard as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing FellowGoodman Theatre Announces Jamal Howard as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow
February 1, 2023

Goodman Theatre has announced Jamal Howard (he/him) as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow. A Chicago-based director and choreographer, Howard is the co-artistic director of New American Folk Theatre and an associate company member with TUTA Theatre.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre PresentationBrian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Presentation
February 1, 2023

The Kleban Foundation will present the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 6 at 5PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI's New York City headquarters (7 World Trade Center).

Soho Playhouse Announces Winners Of The 2022 International Fringe Encore SeriesSoho Playhouse Announces Winners Of The 2022 International Fringe Encore Series
February 1, 2023

SoHo Playhouse has announced the winners of the 2022 International Fringe Encore Series. Winners include 'Afghanistan Is Not Funny' by Henry Naylor (Theatre Award) and 'Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd'' by Milo McCabe (Comedy Award). Runners-up include 'The Stakeout,' by Martin Dockery (Theatre), and 'Six Chick Flicks or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic' (Comedy).