Presented by the Women's Film Initiative, don't miss this interview with alumna Sarah Kovacs, the newest agent at Kraft-Engel Management.
Kraft-Engel Management is one of the world’s leading agencies, specializing in representing film, theater, television, and interactive composers. Kovacs heads the newly created New Media Division, which represents composers for an exploding field including video games, web-based original series, and television. She has been an active force and witness to the mass acceptance of video game music by the recording industry. Her client Austin Wintory (Journey) was the first game composer nominated for a Grammy in the Best Score category previously reserved for film and television, and her client Christopher Tin won the first Grammy awarded for a song written for a video game (“Baba Yetu” for Civilization IV). Kovacs also represents composer Garry Schyman (BioShock Trilogy), who won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award; BAFTA-nominated composer Joel Corelitz (The Unfinished Swan, Hohokum); Garth Stevenson (Tracks, Ten Thousand Saints); Emmy-nominated composer David Schwartz (Arrested Development, Deadwood); and Grammy-winning composer Mateo Messina (Juno, Butter, Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Casual), among others.
An integral team member at Kraft-Engel for nearly five years, Kovacs attended Berklee College of Music, studied music business management, and acted as a talent buyer at the Red Room at Cafe 939 (then a new venue), cultivating a passion for discovering up-and-coming artists. At Kraft-Engel, she combines eagle-eyed business savvy with a love of music and of advocating for musicians and composers.