Michael Moore, Founder & Agent
Michael Moore moved to New York City from Kansas in 1992 to begin his career as an actor, with the assistance of a major grant from the Kansas Cultural Trust. A few of his credits include Cyrano, The Musical (Broadway, dir. Ebby Habbema), the original cast of Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol (Broadway, dir. Mike Ockrent), the national tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bette Midler’s remake of Gypsy on CBS (Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Producers; Emile Ardolino, Director), HBO’s Mrs. Harris with Annette Bening and Sir Ben Kingsley (Christine Vachon, Producer; Phyllis Nagy, Writer & Director), and The Cosby Mysteries on NBC. Off and on during this period, he also worked as an assistant at Touring Artists Group (now The Booking Group), served as company manager for the South American tour of Grease!, and toured the actual country of Greece with a millennial concert tour of American Musicals.
In 2001, Moore relocated to Los Angeles to join the management team of Nicole Kidman at Handprint Entertainment and subsequently joined Universal Pictures to work directly with then Co-Presidents Scott Stuber and Mary Parent and Chairman Stacey Snider, in all aspects of film production, release, and distribution. In 2004, Moore founded LTM Artists, Inc. a management, booking and production company in Los Angeles specifically devoted to the representation of directors, designers, choreographers and special artists. One such special artist was Taiwanese piano prodigy Kit Armstrong who Moore placed on The Late Show with David Letterman and who subsequently received recording offers from Universal Music and Sony/BMG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0oH3S0uA54
Moore produced several concerts for California State University, Northridge with renowned artists Frederica von Stade, Linda Eder, The Gramercy Trio, David Parsons, and Metropolitan Opera sensation Angela Brown. He also produced two large-scale “event” international rallies and campaigns in New York City for the United Nations and World Health Organization. In 2005, Moore made his Broadway producing debut with Hal Holbrook’s 50th Anniversary production of Mark Twain Tonight! In 2008, he produced the late Roger Rees’ one-man show What You Will to rave reviews at American Conservatory Theatre, which subsequently played the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End. That same year Moore also joined Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency in New York as a theatrical literary and booking agent.
After two years at Paradigm, Moore founded Michael Moore Agency under the umbrella of Smart Magna, a global literary and visual media agency headquartered in Athens, with additional offices in Berlin and Barcelona. Together with business partner, Alex Constantinides, Moore represents writers, composers, directors, designers, choreographers, and music directors in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Moore is and/or has previously been a member of The Broadway League, The League of American Symphony Orchestras, Opera America, The Point Foundation, a board member of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Western Arts Alliance, The Performing Arts Exchange, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, with a B.A. in theatre, and a lot of French. Michael holds a J.D. degree from Fordham Law School.
Kevin Pope, Director of Operations & Contract Management
Kevin Pope moved from Utah to Seattle in 1984 to study on scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet School in their pre‐ professional division and afterward became a company member of Spokane Ballet. Although he stopped dancing many years ago, his passion for the arts has not waned. After 20 years in the financial world he is grateful to be involved with the performing arts again through his role as Director of Operations and Digital Media at the Michael Moore Agency.
Kevin recently moved to New York from Chicago, where he was an Account Operations Manager for Williams Lea, a Desktop Publishing Services Provider to Robert W. Baird & Co, a private investment bank for the past 9 years. Prior to that, he was Manager of Presentation and Production Services at JP Morgan Chase for 7 years.
Kevin’s significant experience in Presentation Services/Desktop Publishing and as an Account Operations Manager was at Williams Lea, where he was responsible for profitability, budgeting, and managing a staff of 19 people across three different cities (Chicago, Milwaukee, and Tampa) providing desktop publishing services 7 days a week. Kevin’s analytical side is coupled with a great eye for layout and visual display of information, which has been instrumental in his success in Professional Desktop Publishing. His current role requires meticulous attention to detail, strong proofreading skills and the ability to deliver ‘on deadline’ for the various clients of the Michael Moore Agency.
Kevin is also an accomplished athlete and in his spare time expresses his physicality through the pursuit of running, cycling and swimming which led to him completing an Ironman Triathlon in Madison Wisconsin and running the Boston Marathon.