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#4: Agents & Managers

troyTROY ZIEN began his career in the ICM mailroom in 1998 and was quickly promoted as the assistant of legendary Hollywood talent agent Ed Limato. Limato represented the who’s who of Hollywood, from Denzel Washington to Richard Gere to Marlon Brando. After being promoted by Limato in 2002, Zien spent eight years as an agent, the first three at ICM, then transitioning to WMA/WME in 2005. He has represented Richard Gere, Robert Downey Jr., Thomas Haden Church, Kevin Connolly, Winona Ryder, Josh Holloway, Olivia Wilde, Jerry Ferrara, Ray Liotta, James Roday, Terry Crews and Thomas Jane.

In 2010, Zien transitioned into the strategic planning and business development department at WME, where he spent two years as a hybrid agent. There he worked on a team, under the tutelage of John Fogelman, that expanded Hasbro's entertainment businesses and signed HSN to create multi-media expansion opportunities for the company, particularly in casual and social gaming and the feature film sponsorship arenas. In 2012, Zien became a talent manager at 3 Arts Entertainment, a leading Hollywood film and television management and production firm. In addition to managing talent careers, 3 Arts produces nine primetime shows including 30 Rock, The Office, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Parks and Recreation. There he specializes in the management of actors who want to leverage their celebrity into production and business ventures.

While attending the U of A, Troy was President of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and Inter fraternity Council (IFC) President.