Arthur Spivak

Arthur Spivak is an American entertainment executive, producer and personal manager. During his career, he has represented recording artists such as Prince, Tori Amos, Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Saosin, Yellowcard, Three Days Grace, The Distillers, Ashes Divide, Collective Soul, Flyleaf, Vanessa Carlton, and entertainer Paul Reiser.

Spivak spent more that two decades in management, managing such artists as Midnight Oil, Little Steven, The Smithereens among others before founding the company, Spivak Entertainment, in the early 1990s in Los Angeles, California. He produced comedy specials for Paul Reiser entitled, “Out on a Whim” and “3 ½ Blocks From Home” for Showtime, and Kevin Pollak.  From 1992-99 Spivak produced the hit NBC show “Mad About You”. In 1996, the company was merged into Spivak Sobol Entertainment, jointly run with Stu Sobol. In 1998 Spivak produced “Tori Amos, Live from NY” for Lifetime. In 2004, Arthur announced a deal with Santa Monica management company The Firm, Inc., where he worked with artists as varied as The Distillers and Vanessa Carlton. Spivak told ''Billboard'' magazine that the merger was about "clout, access to information, cross-marketing potential and value to clients".

In 2012, Spivak co-founded the production and management company Laff Mobb with Def Comedy Jam Producer Bob Sumner. Producers and managers Eric Ortner and Daniel Paul also have worked alongside him. In 2012-14 they produced standup comedy specials for Showtime Networks entitled, Mark Viera, “Tales of a Nuyorican”, Roz G, “Ain’t Got Jokes, Got Problems, Red Grant, “Caught Red Handed” and Rudy Rush, “From Harlem To Hollywood.” They have also produced standup comedy specials for BET, Dish Network, Vubiquity, InDemand among many others. Provided by Wikipedia
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