Glenn Rigberg

Glenn Rigberg

Glenn Rigberg '88 is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated producer as well as the founder and president of INPHENATE, a talent management and production company which specializes in personal management of film, television and theatre actors as well as writers and directors. Upon graduation from Syracuse University in 1988, Rigberg started working in the Beverly Hills office of William Morris Agency as an agent trainee. Rigberg was soon promoted to talent agent at WMA where he represented actors such as Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Billy Bob Thornton and Matthew Perry. Rigberg ventured into personal talent management in 1994 with Carlyle Productions and Management. While at Carlyle, he managed the careers of a number of clients including actors Willem Dafoe, Christopher Meloni ("Law and Order SVU") and director Doug Liman ("Swingers," "Bourne Identity"). In 1997, Rigberg left Carlyle to start his own management firm, now known as INPHENATE. Rigberg has been known to help launch and nurture careers of actors such as David Oyelowo ("Selma"), Madeline Brewer ("The Handmaid’s Tale"), Sophia Di Martino("Loki"), Chris Colfer ("Glee"), Wilmer Valderrama ("That 70’s Show"), Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), Delroy Lindo, Julie Delpy, Pam Grier, Nia Long and Desi Lydic ("The Daily Show").

Rigberg has co-represented the sale of "Swingers" to Miramax and was involved in selling films such as Deepa Mehta’s "Fire" and "Earth," and "Xiu Xiu-The Sent Down Girl," written and directed by client Joan Chen. He also sold "Flesh and Blood," written, directed and starring client Mark Webber, to Monument Films. More recently, he sold Mark Webber’s latest film, "The Place of No Words" to Gravitas Ventures. Rigberg has also served as an executive producer on a number of films, including the critically acclaimed "You Don’t Know Jack" for HBO Films, based on the life of Dr. Jack KevorkianThe film, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman, garnered 15 Emmy nominations including Emmy wins for Pacino and writer client Adam Mazer (Pacino also went on to win the Golden Globe and SAG awards) and an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for Rigberg. Other film producing credits include "Southern Belles" starring Anna Faris, "Night of the White Pants" starring Tom Wilkinson and "Struck By Lightning" written by and starring Chris Colfer and directed by Brian Dannelly ("Saved"). The film, released by Tribeca Films, also starred Allison Janney, Rebel Wilson, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks and Sarah Hyland.

Next up for INPHENATE is "The Prank" starring client Connor Kalopsis starring opposite EGOT winner Rita Moreno. The film, which will be released in 2023, played at the 2023 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. "Still A Black Star" is also an independent documentary film Rigberg has recently executive produced.

INPHENATE also represents an eclectic list of clients including actress/writer/director Joan Chen ("Marco Polo," "Autumn in New York"), actor/writer/director Mark Webber ("Scott Pilgrim") and writer/director/actress Jordan Hinson Danger ("God Save the Queens").

Rigberg also represents actors such as Henry Thomas ("Haunting of Hill House," "E.T." ); Olivia Scriven ("Mrs. America," "DeGrassi"); Dayle McLeod ("Orphan Black: Echoes"); Connor Kalopsis ("The Prank"); Alexandra Essoe ("The Pope’s Exorcist"); Leon ("Cool Runnings," "Five Heartbeats"); Morgan Kelly ("Mindhunter"); and Emily Kimball ("Platonic").

On the literary side, INPHENATE represents two-time Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("American Dream," "Harlan County, USA"), Emmy winner Adam Mazer ("You Don’t Know Jack") and Roddenberry Entertainment ("Star Trek").

Rigberg has also consulted to various technology companies including Fix8, a software company specializing in “real time” animation; SouthPeak Games, one of the leading independent video game companies; Platinum Studios ("Cowboys and Aliens"), which has the largest independent comic book library in the world; and XRM Media ("Passing"), an international financing/production company. 

The production arm of INPHENATE boasts a growing number of projects that are in development for feature film and television production. Rigberg was also an executive producer on the indie film "Five Nights in Maine" produced by and starring David Oyelowo. The film showed at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival and was released by Filmrise. Rigberg executive produced client Barbara Kopple’s documentary, "Fight to Live" which was released in 2014 by Gravitas. Rigberg has had numerous projects in development over the past few years including the feature comedy "PartyBuddys" with Universal Pictures and producer/financier Ted Field’s Radar Pictures; "Let’s Get Fired!" with ESPN; "Favre," based on the life of Brett Favre; "Mitch Daye" with Lionsgate Television; and "Hammer," a film about the life of Hank Aaron written by client Adam Mazer in partnership with producer Dolphin Entertainment. Rigberg is currently developing the big budget feature "Long John Silver," written by Jim Hart ("Hook," "Dracula").

Rigberg has been on the Board of Governors for the Television Academy, participates on the Executive Committee of the ADL and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. He has also spoken on numerous entertainment industry panels. Rigberg is also a very proud and active Syracuse University alumni. He's currently an adjunct professor, teaching Artist Representation and the Creative Process to junior and senior Syracuse University undergraduates in Los Angeles.