John Ferriter

John Ferriter is the Managing Director of Octagon Entertainment.
Formerly Executive Vice President, Worldwide-Head of Non-Scripted Television at The William Morris Agency, as well as a member of the agency’s Board of Directors, John has been instrumental in packaging some of the most popular shows on television, including “Project Runway” & “The Biggest Loser.”  John has also been hands on in building and expanding the on-camera careers of countless personalities including Ryan Seacrest, Larry King, Mario Lopez, Nancy O’Dell, Piers Morgan, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Donny & Marie Osmond.
John began his career at The William Morris Agency in 1991 as an assistant in the Variety Television Department and was promoted in 1993 as the liaison between the Television department and the agency’s global music division. Sensing a sea change in the television business, John began signing and developing on-camera talent, directors, and production companies, which helped pioneer the reality television craze that continues to this day. John remains at the forefront of this movement and has also helped spearhead the reemergence of branded and integration based television. His extensive expertise also extends to the Talk Show, Variety, Event Programming, Game Show, and Scripted Television and he continues to represented tastemakers in all of these areas.
A History major who graduated with Honors from University of California at Santa Barbara, John was Program Director for KCSB-FM and was an on air DJ for KTMS AM & FM. After graduation, John worked for General Motors/Electronic Data Systems. Following this, John enjoyed several years as a successful touring musician prior to joining The William Morris Agency.
John currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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