Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
Maxx Maulion is a Manager in Los Angeles and New Mexico. Under his stage name of Maxx, he is a writer/producer as well as a retired, former actor.
Maxx started his career in the entertainment industry as an actor in Los Angeles, making countless connections with agents and casting directors that would later prove useful in his career as a manager. After spending a year in Beijing starring in the feature film Empires of the Deep, Maxx returned home to write and produce a Latin Ballroom Dance feature film comedy called Tony Tango.
With the help of Andres DeOliveria, Maxx produced the film and successfully secured distribution.
Tony Tango went on to premier at the New York International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival where it won the Audience Award, and Chicago Comedy Film Festival where it won Best Comedy. During the festival run of Tony Tango, Maxx was introduced to influential talent manager Barry Katz, who offered Maxx a job supporting him in all areas of his business.
Maxx jumped at the opportunity to learn from the man who helped launch the careers of people like Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Jim Gaffigan, and Tracy Morgan.
During the next 5 years, Maxx was asked to produce the influential podcast, “Industry Standard” with Mr. Katz, meeting and coordinating esteemed guests such as Kenya Barris, Judd Apatow, Russell Peters, Dennis Rodman, Caitlyn Jenner, Patricia Heaton, and Estee Adoram, to name a few. Maxx helped handle the management of clients at Barry Katz Entertainment, including Kirk Fox, Bill Bellamy, Ben Gleib, and Brad Williams.
Maxx also assisted Barry in producing multiple projects, including the ground-breaking documentary “I Killed JFK”
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I’ve gone from background work in Miami, to Principal work in LA, working with huge names in the industry, to fully flipping the trajectory and becoming a talent manager.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
When the JOY of a friend booked, who I got the audition for, out weighed the JOY of when I used to book.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
Having to balance interning for free for years, and paying bills. I just did it one step at a time, drove for uber, walked dogs, whatever I could to keep the lights on.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Sandy Wernick from Brillstein Erin Stoff from 3 Arts Any Lit manager who’s’ good so I could understand what the hell they do