Rain Management Group represents clients in all areas of the entertainment industry. Through our wealth of experience, insight, and industry connections, we create new and exciting opportunities for our clients.
Our Management Team
JONATHAN BARUCHJonathan Baruch is a founding partner at Rain Management Group, a management/production/media consulting company that represents artists and produces content in all areas of entertainment. Rain’s diverse client list includes Hollywood actors Donnie Wahlberg, David James Elliott, JB Smoove, and executive producers/writers of hit television shows including House, GLEE, Two and a Half Men, Castle, and The Simpsons. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the company also served an integral role in bringing major Broadway shows like 9 to 5: The Musical, Rock of Ages, and Bonnie & Clyde to stage. Jonathan has been in business with everyone from ABC to TNT to HBO and Showtime, and has been able to incorporate key corporate partnerships to his projects with brands like Pepsi, Walmart, and P&G.
Baruch grew up in Long Island, NY and moved to Los Angeles, CA after graduating from The University of Michigan. He began in the mailroom at ICM, and after several years of making key friendships and business relationships, Jonathan knew his greatest opportunity was not far away. When close friend and former associate Rick Yorn founded Artist Management Group (AMG) with Michael Ovitz, Jonathan was one of the initial recruits. When AMG was sold to The Firm, Jonathan left to start Rain Management Group.
Jonathan lives in Pacific Palisades, CA, with his family and two Labrador retrievers. He is actively involved in pro-Israel advocacy through both the Los Angeles Jewish Federation and AIPAC. He also enjoys spending time in Park City, Utah, where he loves to hike, bike, and ski. He is an accomplished martial artist, avid collector of vintage photographs, and loves to cook anything that includes porcini mushrooms. He remains a Wolverine at heart through and through.
ANNE DAMATOFor more than twenty years, Anne Damato has been a force in the entertainment industry helping to shape and sell the films and television shows that audiences love. Born and raised on the East Coast and a graduate of Southern Connecticut University, Damato powered into the feature film business during her time under James Cameron at Lightstorm Entertainment where she worked on the iconic films True Lies, Strange Days, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Following her time at Lightstorm, Damato transitioned into running the Motion Picture department at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment for several years, where she learned the management business from industry legends Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey. There she forged relationships with Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Nic Cage, and Courtney Cox amongst others. Anne was then tapped by Al Pacino to be his producing partner under the CHAL Entertainment banner. During her tenure with Pacino, CHAL released hit titles such as The Insider, Any Given Sunday, and Insomnia. Damato also Executive Produced Chinese Coffee, which Pacino directed and starred in. Looking to tackle new challenges in the television business, Damato transitioned into running 4 Boys Films with two-time Emmy winning actress Patricia Heaton. She spearheaded development for two pilots at F/X and CBS, and television movies at TNT and CBS. Looking to combine her strong experience as a producer with her love of the management business, Damato formed her own company and built a formidable client list in the literary and talent spaces. She joined RMG in August of 2012, embracing the company culture and continues to represent top level writers and directors in the television business. Anne resides in Brentwood with her daughter Samantha, and they both love the beach and the 49ers.
KEVIN PARKERStarting at Artists Management Group in 1999, Parker was as a trainee in the Animation, Motion Picture Talent, and Music Departments. In early 2002, he became the Coordinator for the Music/Talent Crossover Division as well as the Corporate Consulting Group which at the time handled Seventeen Magazine and The Palms Casino & Resort.
After leaving Artists Management Group, Parker steered the 20th Anniversary re-release of the documentary film “Style Wars,” the first film to document New York’s emerging hip-hop culture. The original film and newly produced material was honored on the closing night of the 2003 TriBeCa Film Festival. In the same year, Parker started a monthly stand-up comedy showcase called The NEXT Comedy Lounge which featured emerging stars of comedy such as Zach Galifianakis (THE HANGOVER), BJ Novak and Craig Robinson (THE OFFICE), Judah Friedlander (30 ROCK), and Kevin Hart. NEXT Comedy Lounge was also a favorite venue for established veteran comics such as Katt Williams, Jeff Ross, and David Allen Grier.
From 2004 - 2010, Parker worked as a producer on shows such as THE BIGGEST LOSER (NBC), NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD’N OUT (MTV), MY CELEBRITY HOME (Style Network), as well as numerous pilots for VH1, MTV, E! Entertainment, and TBS. He has also served as a consultant for the NBC “Stand-Up for Diversity” Program.
Parker, a native of Los Angeles, earned a B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College in 1999 and graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1995. Kevin Parker joined Rain Management Group in May of 2010.
DALIP SETHIAfter earning a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law at the age of 24, Dalip started his professional career as an attorney working for a boutique law firm in center city Philadelphia. With the ambition to work in entertainment growing by the day, Dalip relocated to Los Angeles and soon met Jonathan Baruch through mutual industry friend and Executive Producer, Todd Ellis Kessler.
Immediately taken with the company’s dynamic culture and opportunity for growth, Dalip started working for RMG as an assistant to Baruch and scouting new and up-coming talent. Dalip also proved to be an integral part of RMG’s initiative to be the first management company to use social networking and technology for its clients as a competitive advantage. Dalip connected the company with a web developer to revamp the RMG website, and help set up RMG’s presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Finding himself on the fast track towards promotion, Dalip focused on developing existing talent clients and signing emerging actors. His efforts were well received and resulted in a promotion to talent manager in early 2010. Dalip continues to work closely with every RMG acting client, and remains passionate about discovering and working with “multi-hyphenate” and cross-over talent.
BETH STINEBeth began her career in entertainment in the Motion Picture Literary department of Creative Artists Agency where she worked for eight years. After starting as the assistant to the head of that department she worked her way up to Literary Agent, where she represented both writers and directors in the feature film area.
Finding the “crossover” business to be most exciting, Beth focused her energies on successfully transitioning theatre and television artists into film. In 2004 she decided to become a manager where she could work for her clients in not only film but in the television and theatre worlds as well.
She now represents RMG talent in all areas including executive producers on hit television shows, Broadway writers and directors, successful feature writers and filmmakers.
She currently works in Los Angeles and New York.
JOHN TOMKOJohn Tomko has been active in media and entertainment since 1988. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, John found early success in the film business when he discovered and produced the movie "Falling Down" for Warner Bros. He has been a production executive at Geffen Pictures, Witt-Thomas Films and Jerry Weintraub Productions, where he oversaw development and production for six years. At JWP, he developed and supervised three movies for the company including "Ocean's 11". As a producer, John has projects in active development at Warner Bros., Sony, and Constantin Films.
John joined RMG in 2008 as a producer and manager. He represents writers and directors in feature films and television. He also represents clients in unscripted television who are both content creators and on-screen personalities. Clients also include novelists and non-fiction book writers.
John advises both corporations and personalities regarding brand management with an emphasis on social media marketing and cross-platform marketing.