— Bill Reeves, Owner and Principle Partner of Working Title Agency (WTA), announced today that Barry Landis will join the company as a partner. “As Working Title Agency continues its growth, I have been searching for world-class talent,” said Reeves. “I am pleased to announce Barry as our first partner hire. Barry’s stellar experience with some of the world’s largest entertainment and publishing companies will continue to help WTA grow and serve our clients with distinctive service. Barry’s experience and integrity are second to none.”
As partner, Landis will assist Reeves and team in further developing Working Title Agency. Specializing in books, movies, and music, Working Title Agency seamlessly blends product development and movement-inspired marketing across all channels to produce faith-friendly quality entertainment products.
Landis is a long-standing member of the Nashville entertainment community. During his tenure at Simon & Schuster/Howard Books, he was instrumental in launching a 10-book deal with #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury (THE BRIDGE and THE CHANCE), a series of books from the A&E hit TV show, Duck Dynasty (THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY), as well as working with New York Times best-selling authors Dave Ramsey, Katie Davis and Laura Schroff.
“The opportunity to join Bill at Working Title Agency as a partner is the perfect blend of all the things I have done throughout my career,” said Landis. “I look forward to building the company with Bill, and growing the existing projects as well as pursuing new entertainment opportunities in books, film and music.”
During his career, Landis’ marketing strategies have been responsible for the sale of more than a billion dollars worth of books, music, home videos and theatrical tickets. His movie resume includes marketing several feature length films as well as providing music supervision services to the film community. In 2011, Landis was a finalist for the post of Tennessee Film, Music and Entertainment Commissioner.
A Warner Music Group (Warner Bros and Atlantic Records) employee for 20 years, Landis was President of Word/Curb Records 2002-2005 and re-established one of the world’s leading country music artists, Randy Travis, with the CMA and CMT “Song of The Year” in 2003, Three Wooden Crosses. He signed Mute Math to Word/Warner Bros Records, developed POD into a multi-platinum selling band at Atlantic and signed a joint venture with super producer David Foster at 143 Records (Plus One). He served on the board of the Nashville Chapter of NARAS (Grammys) from 2003-2012, and has more than 25 Gold and Platinum sales awards from artists with whom he has worked. Named by Radio/Retail Weekly Magazine one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in America, Landis is the founder of The Briner Institute, a Tennessee non-profit entertainment industry think tank as well as the Nashville Faith in Film Breakfast Club, which meets monthly at Provident Music Group.
About Working Title Agency:
Working Title Agency (WTA) is a Nashville based company specializing in product development and marketing for Christian creatives in the movie, music and book publishing world. WTA’s end-goal is to provide branding services through creative product development. Founded by Bill Reeves and Jim McBride in 2009, Working Title Agency has quickly gathered a roster of talented clients including Stephen and Alex Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous and #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Dare), Jon and Andy Irwin (October Baby), David Evans (The Grace Card), Gene Chizik (BCS Championship College Football Coach), Randy Alcorn (New York Times best selling author), Sherwood Baptist Church (Sherwood Pictures), Michael Catt (Courageous Living), Priscilla Shirer (Top 10 New York Times bestseller The Resolution for Women), and Keith and Kristin Getty (In Christ Alone).
Barry Landis can be reached by email at barry(at)workingtitleagency(