Daniel Halsted was born in New York on July 12, 1962, and moved to Beverly Hills, California in 1976. He graduated from the UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science. His Hollywood career started in 1984 as an assistant to Scott Rudin at 20th Century Fox before later becoming an agent at United Talent Agency (formerly Bauer Benedek Agency).
While at 20th Century Fox and UTA, Halsted packaged and sold films such as: There's Something About Mary, New Jack City, The Fabulous Baker Boys, K-9, RoboCop, Casualties of War, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Alien, Predator, and The Untouchables.
Halsted left the representation business in 1990 to work at Hollywood Pictures, a division of The Walt Disney Company. While there he oversaw projects such as: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Tombstone, Evita, Mr. Holland's Opus, Encino Man, Son in Law, The Joy Luck Club, and While You Were Sleeping.
Halsted partnered with filmmaker Oliver Stone in 1995 to create Illusion Entertainment, a joint production company. Together, they produced films such as: Nixon, U Turn, The Art of War, The Corruptor, Beyond Borders, Freeway, Any Given Sunday, and the documentary The Last Days of Kennedy and King for TBS.
In 1999, Halsted ventured out on his own with Halsted Pictures a multi-year, first-look production deal with Mandalay Pictures. That same year he produced The Virgin Suicides and the action film S.W.A.T. Halsted also executive produced both the TNT television pilot and series Witchblade, and the movie Serving Sara during that time.
One of Halsted's final projects as a full-time producer was the award-winning Garden State. Halsted helped find buyers for the film, which started as a relatively unknown independent and eventually sold for $5 million to Miramax Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures at Sundance 2004.
In 2004, Halsted incorporated the cumulative wealth of his industry experience and expertise into his own company, Manage-ment: an organization that integrates talent management, development, production, and financing.
Alongside partners Nathan Miller and Corinne Hayoun, Halsted represents clients who have written, directed and produced for numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed shows including House of Cards, Breaking Bad, X Files, The Americans, Mad Men, The Twilight Zone, Shameless, Narcos, Fear The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, Umbrella Academy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Office, This is Us, Dead to Me, Good Girls Revolt, NCIS, Law & Order: SVU, Sons of Anarchy, 13 Reasons Why, The Leftovers, BoJack Horseman, and Bates Motel.
On the film side, Manage-ment clients are known for writing and directing such films as Academy Award-winning Moonlight and Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Watchmen, The Amazing Spider-Man, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Always Be My Maybe, Beautiful Boy, Twilight, What We Do In The Shadows, Sundance breakout Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Golden Globe-nominated Neruda.
|People of Earth||Executive Producer|
|2015||Bleeding Heart||Executive Producer|
|Eye Candy||Consulting Producer|
|2014||Learning to Drive||Executive Producer|
|2008||Crips and Bloods: Made in America||Producer|
|Comedy Gumbo||Executive Producer|
|Home of Phobia||Producer|
|2001||The Day Reagan Was Shot||Executive Producer|
|2000||The Art of War||Executive Producer|
|1999||Any Given Sunday||Producer|
|The Virgin Suicides||Producer|
|1998||The Last Days of Kennedy and King||Executive Producer|
|1997||Cold Around the Heart||Producer|
In 2004, Halsted formed his own company, Manage-ment, representing various film, and television writers and directors. On the film side, Manage-ment clients are known for writing and directing such films as Academy Award-winning Moonlight and Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Watchmen, The Amazing Spider-Man, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Always Be My Maybe, Beautiful Boy, Twilight, What We Do in the Shadows, Sundance breakout Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Golden Globe-nominated Neruda. At the end of 2013, Halsted signed a first-look, two-year producing deal with Fox Television Studios. His clients have written, directed and produced for numerous critically acclaimed shows including House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Americans, Mad Men, The Twilight Zone, Shameless, Narcos, Fear the Walking Dead, The Sopranos, Umbrella Academy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Office, This Is Us, Dead to Me, Good Girls Revolt, NCIS, Law & Order: SVU, Sons of Anarchy, 13 Reasons Why, The Leftovers, BoJack Horseman, and Bates Motel.
Manage-ment's roster additionally includes the writers of a number of Pulitzer, Tony and Obie-winning Playwrights including Lynn Nottage, Jon Robin Baitz, Lucy Thurber, and Suzan-Lori Parks. Halsted and Manage-ment also provide equity consulting and investment banking services to financiers, with services provided on such films as Michael Clayton, The Namesake, Garden State, the 2010 Best Documentary Emmy nominee Crips and Bloods: Made in America, and Samsara, the sequel to Baraka. In 2018, managers Nathan Miller and Corinne Hayoun were promoted to partners of Manage-ment.
Nathan Miller has been with the company since 2009 acquiring a roster of clients who have been staffed on shows including The Chi, American Gods, Hannibal, Circe, Homecoming, Swagger!, GLOW, Tokyo Vice, Y: The Last Man and Seven Seconds and set up projects at Showtime, AMC, FX, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. While at Mange-ment, Miller has optioned IP to major networks and studios such as Legendary, Sony, CBS, Big Beach, MRC, Lionsgate, FX, NBC, Paramount TV, and Netflix.
Corinne Hayoun, a former CAA theater agent, joined the company five years ago as head of the New York office. Hayoun has clients with film and TV projects set up at Warner Brothers, Searchlight, HBO, Apple, FX, Amazon, AMC, HBO Max, and BET. Her clients have worked on shows such as the Peabody Award-winning David Makes Man, Emmy-nominated When They See Us, Little America, American Crime Story: Impeachment, Black Lightning, The Chi, and NOS4A2, as well as the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary Reversing Roe. Hayoun also served as a co-producer on the Broadway play An Act of God starring Jim Parsons, and is a former board member of the Lilly Awards Foundation, which celebrates and advocates for women in the American theatre.
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