Tyler Reynolds

Tyler Reynolds was born and raised in a town no one has ever heard of (Warrensburg) situated in a state most people deem a “flyover” (Missouri). He matriculated to Missouri State University and spent a few years meandering through different majors while playing pickup basketball (poorly) and guitar (abysmally) with his friends. One of those majors finally stuck and he graduated with a degree in Political Science. Though the year was 2007, and the economy was terrible, Tyler was able to convince someone that he’d be a competent commercial real estate appraiser for the city of Kansas City (Missouri, not Kansas). A few years into his unheralded stint as an appraiser, Tyler figured he should probably start thinking about law school (much to his parents’ delight) and began studying for the LSAT. Only a few weeks into those LSAT studies, Tyler became quite bored and unbeknownst to anyone in his life, began writing a screenplay to send to potential graduate programs. That screenplay (which was certainly very bad) was decent enough to land him a spot in UCLA’s Graduate Writing Program and in 2010, Tyler decided to give the entertainment business a go (much to his parents’ chagrin). After completing UCLA’s program in 2012, Tyler became a set PA (the most thankless job in the industry) on a couple of very bad TV pilots and some equally bad courtroom reality shows. He was rescued from the PA ranks when one of the founders of a startup book pod saw his notes on their first potential publication and gave him a job in book development (even though he had not a clue as to what that would entail). After two fun but hectic years of going back and forth between LA and NYC, Tyler sought to move back into the business that had initially brought him to Los Angeles: Film and TV. As fate would have it, Paul Alan Smith and Lee Rosenbaum were looking for someone to join their somewhat newly formed venture ESA and Tyler was able to trick them both into thinking he’d be just the person to bring on and help with the representation of directors. The rest, as they say, is history. Six years later, Tyler continues to work with Paul and Lee to provide superlative representation to directors across all forms of media. (His parents remain unconvinced that he has a real job and routinely send him law school pamphlets).