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Josh Kesselman is a producer and manager with Thruline Entertainment/Tagline Pictures.
After graduating California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Finance, he was hired by producer John Davis of Davis Entertainment. At Davis, he worked on such films as Edward Zwick’s Courage Under Fire; Howard Deutch’s Grumpier Old Men; Martha Coolidge’s Out to Sea; James Foley’s The Chamber; and Betty Thomas’ Dr. Dolittle.
In 1998, Mr. Kesselman started his own production company, Jericho Entertainment. Jericho’s features included Jonathan Kesselman’s The Hebrew Hammer, starring Adam Goldberg and Judy Greer; Fall, directed by and starring Daniel Baldwin; and the telefilm Bobbie’s Girl, starring Rachel Ward and Bernadette Peters for director Jeremy Kagan, which was nominated for 2 GLAAD Media Awards.
He next joined Principal Entertainment, where he co-produced both feature versions of Death at a Funeral, directed by Frank Oz and Neil LaBute, respectively; produced Laurence Malkin’s Five Fingers, starring Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe, and Stephen Kay’s Isolation, starring Eva Amurri Martino; and executive-produced Stephan Elliott’s A Few Best Men, starring Xavier Samuel, Rebel Wilson, and Olivia Newton-John.
At Thruline/Tagline, Mr. Kesselman’s clients include actor Giancarlo Esposito; the online sensation Randall’s Honey Badger (www.randallshoneybadger.com); writer/director Laurence Malkin; and screenwriters Dean Craig, Robert Knott, Stephen Lindsey, Chad Thumann, and Katie Anne Naylon of For a Good Time, Call…