Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE (Hon Dr)
Chairman & Founder, InterTalent Rights Group
Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE, 56 is Chairman & Founder of the InterTalent Rights Group, the UK's pre-eminent independent talent management company. The company represents household names working across broadcast, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, sport, digital, social media, influencers, IP, literary, creative and brand management.
Awarded the OBE by HM The Queen in 2014 for services to the entertainment industry, Professor Shalit is widely recognised as an innovator and leader in the creative industries in the UK and globally. He was awarded his Honorary Professorship by Reading University (Henley Business School) in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the Performing Arts and Creative Industries. He lectures annually at the renowned USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles.
Jonathan's clients over the past 20 years comprise a diverse collection of highly talented people whose success has earned global recognition. His clients have won, or been nominated for, BRITS, Emmys, Grammys, Olivier Awards and have won a record number of MOBOs.
Last year, InterTalent clients broadcast over 7000 hours of television and radio, 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. Key business partners include ITV, BBC, Amazon, Netflix, Syco, Universal, Sony, Warner Bros, Discovery and National Geographic.
Jonathan also provides personal consultation, top level introductions and career-changing strategies to high profile individuals and commercial organisations. He is an adviser to the government on the creative industries and is recognised as a respected media commentator on the entertainment industry.
Jonathan’s pro bono works include his being Chairman of the MOBO Trust (Music Of Black Origin), a Trustee of both Chickenshed (Theatre Changing Lives) and Variety (the Children's Charity), Patron of the Royal Television Society, Co-Chairman of the Classic BRIT Awards and Ambassador of the GREAT Britain CAMPAIGN.