Jonathan Shalit is Chairman and founder of InterTalent, one of the UK's pre-eminent independent talent management companies. Widely recognised as one of the best connected and most inspirational figures in the entertainment business, he is listed by London's Evening Standard as the most influential his field. His accolades include the award of an OBE in 2014 for services to the entertainment industry and performing arts, an Honorary Professorship by Henley Business School and Honorary Doctorate by Reading University. Jonathan also lectures at the renowned USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles. He regularly advises the UK government's Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport on questions relating to the country's multi-billion pound creative industries.
Jonathan and InterTalent:
InterTalent represents and builds the careers of nationally and internationally known talent in broadcasting, music, acting, comedy and sport. The company is also renowned for managing and building intellectual property rights across through branding, digital and publishing.
Underpinning the success of InterTalent is its unique level of access to UK and global decision makers and its ability to wield influence among them on behalf of all its clients, while retaining for each a unique creative and brand integrity. InterTalent provides bespoke and highly personalised career guidance and strategy in this exciting and rapidly diversifying digital age.
Clients over the past 25 years have earned global recognition in winning and being nominated for BRITS, BAFTAs, MOBOs, Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Olivier and RTS Awards. In recent years, InterTalent clients have broadcast thousands of hours of television and radio, sold millions of CDs and billions of streams, starred in movies, appeared in the best-selling book lists, sold millions of tickets across all entertainment genres and achieved sales of more than £100 million of branded product. InterTalent has executive produced film and stage shows in the UK and Las Vegas.
The scores of household names InterTalent has worked with include Nicola Adams OBE (double gold Olympian), Clara Amfo, Emily Atack, Mel B, Jon Bon Jovi, Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Big Brovaz, Kelly Brook, Emma Bunton, Kate Bush, Jim Carrey, Cher, Charlotte Church, Dame Joan Collins, Billy Connolly, Celine Dion, Rebecca Ferguson, Micky Flanagan, Kate Garraway, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Jamelia, Katherine Jenkins OBE, Sir Elton John, Vinnie Jones, Lorraine Kelly OBE, Jeremy Kyle, Myleene Klass, Pixie Lott, Sir George 'Beatles' Martin, N-Dubz, Denise Van Outen, Arlene Phillips CBE, Susanna Reid, Judge Rinder, Carly Simon, Sting, Tulisa, Drs Chris and Xand Van Tulleken, Gregg Wallace and Mark Wright. As the nominated management company of Simon Cowell's global TV franchises, InterTalent has also represented winners of both America and Britain's Got Talent and X Factor.
Music has been an abiding passion of Jonathan's life. He has represented artists who have collectively sold more than 50 million CDs and won 15 MOBO Awards.
InterTalent is as adroit at managing big name broadcasters as it is at discovering and propelling new artists to the top of the mainstream music charts. It also guides the careers and builds opportunities for successful stars of stage, screen, and sport. Underpinning its work is InterTalent's expertise in creating and delivering innovative, bespoke and sustainable branding, endorsement and IP strategies for its diverse client-base.
Jonathan also provides private and discreet consultancy to high profile individuals, commercial organisations and Arts bodies to whom he provides strategies, top level introductions, career-changing advice and crisis management. He is also recognised as a respected media commentator on the entertainment industry through his selected expert contributions to broadcast, print and online.
Jonathan's extensive portfolio of pro bono and philanthropic work includes his being Chairman of the MOBO Charity Foundation, Co-Chair of the Classic BRITS, a Trustee of ChickenShed (Theatre Changing Lives) and of Variety (the Children's Charity), Patron of the Royal Television Society, appointed by Downing Street as an Honorary Ambassador for the GREAT Britain Campaign and a mentor to young people with troubled backgrounds.