Corey Trent Ackerman joined the Cartel in the fall of 2016 as a manager. Prior to joining, he was the driving force behind FreshMaker Media, a literary management and production company, representing TV writers, screenwriters and filmmakers in all media.
Ackerman previously held the position of Vice President of Development and Production for Inferno Entertainment. Prior to joining Inferno, he spearheaded development for Southpaw Entertainment, producers of August Rush and The Space Between Us. His first executive position was Creative Executive at Red Wagon Productions. Prior to that, he was assistant to Dede Gardner, then Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures.
Ackerman attended Townsend Harris High School at New York’s Queens College and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.