About Pine River Entertainment

Pine River Entertainment is a management and production company representing a small group of actors, writers and directors for film, television and the stage. Our management philosophy is simple — we provide our clients with honest guidance, advice and counsel so that they are seen in the best professional light and can maximize the opportunities that come their way.

Many of our acting clients have degrees in theatre or conservatory training from the best colleges and schools in the country and have worked on many TV shows and in film. Our writers have developed projects for television — both scripted and non-scripted — the web and feature films. We also represent a director for music videos, commercials and web based content.

Bruce Economou, Manager

Bruce EconomouBruce opened Pine River Entertainment, a Literary and Talent Management Company, in the summer of 2003. Before that, he was a manager with John Crosby Management and Messina-Baker Entertainment.

Prior to his focus on management, Bruce worked as the Executive in Charge of Film Production for Tim Allen's Boxing Cat Productions. He was the creative Co-producer on Universal's For Richer Or Poorer starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley. Bringing the project to the company, he worked with the director and writers to shape the screenplay into a starring vehicle for the actor and was on set in Baltimore and New York City during filming. 

Bruce was the Associate Producer on Disney’s Jungle 2 Jungle which starred Tim Allen and Martin Short. He spent the entire shoot on location in the jungles of Venezuela and in New York City.

In the summer of '08, Bruce was the Executive Producer on the indie film, My Name Is Jerry. The film stars Doug Jones and was shot in Muncie, IN.

Bruce has been a speaker or industry guest for: The American Film Institute, The Hilberry Graduate Theatre Program at Wayne State University, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association, The Southern California Writer’s Conference, Northwest Screenwriter’s Guild, The Malibu Film Festival, The Screenwriting Expo, Fade-In Magazine and The Great American Pitchfest. He was a judge and guest panelist for the Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival and an Addy Awards judge in Oklahoma City.

Bruce has been an advisor and teaching fellow at Ball State University as part of a new media venture at the college. In addition to teaching story structure classes for their writing and directing clients, he helped the students develop a web series entitled Evenly Odd.

As an actor, Bruce has appeared on General Hospital, The Young And The Restless, Reasonable Doubts, Hunter, Sisters, Hill Street Blues, Knot's Landing, Santa Barbara, The Bold And The Beautiful, and more.

He has a law degree from The Detroit College of Law and a teaching degree in the Sciences from Eastern Michigan University. 

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