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Ryan Cunningham

Literary Manager, Madhouse Entertainment; producer Slender Man (2018)
Ryan Cunningham is a literary manager and producer at Madhouse Entertainment. Ryan began his career in physical production as a PA on several films and TV shows shooting in New Orleans while he attended Tulane University. After graduating, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the story department at New Regency and at Stratus Films.

He joined the Metropolitan Talent Agency in 2005 as an assistant and was promoted to coordinator in the literary department.

Ryan moved to Madhouse Entertainment in late 2006, soon after the company’s inception, as a junior manager and was promoted to full manager in 2009. Ryan represents a stable of writers and writer/directors in the TV, film and publishing worlds.

His clients include Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (writers of Paramount’s A Quiet Place and writer/directors of the upcoming Eli Roth / Sierra produced feature, Haunt), David Birke (writer of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Warner Bros’ upcoming Morningstar), Jeff King (CBS’s Elementary), Lynn Maxcy (Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale), Adam Penn (USA’s Mr. Robot and FX’s American Horror Story), Dan O’Keefe (HBO’s Silicon Valley and Veep), Drew Daywalt (best-selling author of The Day The Crayons Quit), and Hannah MacPherson (Go90’s T@gged), among others.

As a producer Ryan is currently in post on Sony / Screen Gems’ upcoming feature Slender Man, developing John Scalzi’s award winning sci-fi book series Old Man’s War as a feature for Netflix, and has several other TV and film projects in various stages of development.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children and doesn’t sleep much.