Volition Entertainment has hired film and television director Luna Wise as a new addition.
Wise joins Volition under founder Ami Manning as a Los Angeles-based talent manager, bringing with her a roster of 25 emerging actors who have appeared in many big studio films and network TV shows. She will also be involved with Volition Entertainment’s subsidiary, Dragonfly Productions, on the development front, helping to produce scripted and unscripted film and television projects.
Wise got his start in the industry as an agency intern, working under Keiko Nakamura in Tokyo, before moving up the ranks in the youth business division. Back in the United States, Wise switched to talent management.
Wise is extremely passionate about bridging the gap between Hollywood and its underrepresented and diverse actors and storytellers. She hopes to highlight inclusive recruiting into executive branches of industry and the immediate need for more green power positions led by POC.
Wise is set to produce an upcoming feature length film about the life of Elizabeth Hudson Smith with actress Nadine Jackson in the title role. The screenplay is by Gus Edwards, famous playwright, author and notable member of the Negro Ensemble Company.