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John Ferriter was an American television producer and talent representative. He was a longtime William Morris Agency talent agent who later worked at Octagon Entertainment before launching the management and production company The Alternative in 2015.
Ferriter attended UC Santa Barbara, where he served as student body vp and worked at the school’s radio station as programming director before getting his degree in history in 1982.
Ferriter was a pioneer in representing clients in the unscripted television space. His clients over the years included Jerry Garcia, Jimmy Kimmel, Dick Clark, Garth Brooks, Arsenio Hall, Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, Claudia Schiffer, Adam Carolla, Carson Daly, Mario Lopez, Nancy O’Dell, Marie Osmond, Drew Pinsky, Erin Burnett and Emmy-winning producer Glenn Weiss.
Ferriter worked at WMA for more than 19 years, starting out as an assistant to agent Dick Howard in 1991 en route to becoming executive vp/worldwide head of nonscripted television. There, he repped talent on such shows as Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Chelsea Lately.
Ferriter was the lone agency partner to vote against the firm’s 2009 merger with Endeavor, then claimed he was marginalized and eventually forced out.
“I was constructively terminated,” he told the Daily Beast in 2010. “An announcement was made saying I had resigned. That is not true. I never would have left the agency on my accord. I bled William Morris blue.”
He sued for $25 million, and a settlement, the terms of which were undisclosed, was announced in 2012. Also that year, he received an Emmy nomination for producing the MTV teen bullying show It Gets Better.
Ferriter joined Octagon in 2010 as managing director within the agency’s athletes and personalities division and spent five years there before opening The Alternative with Jamie Gruttermeyer in 2015.
Ferriter also was a singer and songwriter with The Stingrays and The Tearaways, bands that backed up such groups as R.E.M., Guns N’ Roses and The Bangles.
John Ferriter Age
He was born on April 15, 1960 in Tacoma, Washington, United States. He died on July 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. He was 59 years old.
John Ferriter Death
Ferriter died on July 25, 2019 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of pancreatitis. His death was confirmed by his partner at The Alternative, Jamie Gruttermeyer.
John Ferriter Cause of Death
John Ferriter’s cause of death was complications of pancreatitis.
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