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AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: Amy Polan Clarke Joins On The Road & MMF Canada Names Hetherman Prez

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Industry veteran Amy Polan Clarke has joined On The Road theatrical booking agency as director of operations.

Since leaving Metropolitan Entertainment in 2002, where as senior vice president of booking she booked the Grateful Dead, Rat Dog and Sarah Brightman, among others, Clarke has worked in business management, off-Broadway production and as operations manager for Entourage Talent.

“There’s no question that my principal strength is in touring shows, be they theatrical, concerts or somewhere in between," said Clarke. "I have known Simma Levine [president, On The Road], and been familiar with On The Road for many years, and I am very excited to be working in the touring business again.”

“We are thrilled to have someone with Amy’s depth of experience and knowledge join us,” said Levine. “We look forward to a long working relationship.”

On The Road provides booking and contract services for touring productions. Current national tours include: Hairspray, Movin’ Out, The Producers the new Mel Brooks Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Cookin’, Three Mo Tenors, as well as the upcoming tours of Sweeny Todd, Hair and Cheer.

Clarke can be reached at or by phone at 212-302-5559. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

MMF Canada Names Hetherman Prez

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Brian Hetherman, of Cerberus Artist Management and Curve Music, has been named President of the Music Managers Forum Canada.

The group said in a statement, “Brian’s experience and dedication to the industry are a compliment to the efforts of the MMF Canada and the International Music Managers Forum.”

In 1995, Brian become the director of A&R for MCA Records and MCA Music Publishing. He went on to a 2-year stint as Executive Director of the Radio Starmaker Fund, a non-profit organization that administers funds to promote and market Canadian recording artists.

He then moved into music management, opening Cerberus Artist Management, and recording, opening the Curve Music label. Both companies have grown steadily as did Brian’s involvement in lobbying and education efforts in the industry, which influenced the MMF’s decision. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers