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John Ferriter

  • Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
  • Birthday: April 15
Date of passing: 
July 25, 2019

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John Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative.

John Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative.

Ferriter was a pioneer in representing clients in the unscripted television space. His clients over the years included Jerry Garcia, Jimmy Kimmel, Dick Clark, Garth Brooks, Arsenio Hall, Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, Claudia Schiffer, Adam Carolla, Carson Daly, Mario Lopez, Nancy O'Dell, Marie Osmond, Drew Pinsky, Erin Burnett and Emmy-winning producer Glenn Weiss.

The American entertainment industry executive was also a singer and songwriter, performing with two bands, including the Santa Barbara-based Stingrays where he was a frontman. The Stingrays opened for The Bangles, R.E.M., Maria McKee and Guns & Roses.

Ferriter began his career as a talent manager and scout. Before launching his own celebrity representation and management firm The Alternative, he worked for decades as an executive with some of Hollywood's largest celebrity client representation agencies, including Octagon and the William Morris Agency where he was ultimately promoted to Executive Vice President.

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John Ferriter

John Ferriter

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program - 2012

  • Nominee
  • John Ferriter, Executive Producer
  • It Gets Better
  • MTV
  • An MTV Production in association with Snackaholic Productions, Logo, Savage Media, Hypomania Content, and Octagon Entertainment

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