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#116: Josh Wade & Sam Lindell of Verve Network

By Jordan Michaelides

Josh Wade and Sam Lindell are Directors of Verve Network, a diversified talent agency focused on pushing the boundaries of entertainment.

Most of the audience will know Josh from his work as a comedian, but not too many will know of his foray into the world of managing talent. In under two years, Verve has made a name for itself as a serious player in a stale industry.

This was a short but nonetheless interesting chat which covered:

  • How Josh and Sam met
  • How Verve started
  • Explaining what they do
  • Verve Pictures
  • Learning from Michael Ovitz and Scooter Braun
  • What the future looks like

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01:00 – Introduction
02:55 – Being a morning person
07:00 – How Josh and Sam met
09:55 – How Verve started
21:45 – Explaining what they do
25:03 – Verve Pictures
27:50 – Changing perception
32:55 – Studios owning people
33:50 – Michael Jackson
36:04 – Learning from Michael Ovitz, Scooter Braun
46:27 – People they respect
51:04 – The Secret Sauce
53:06 – A book they’d gift
53:59 – What they’re most proud of
56:12 – Recommended films