Meet The Team
David Magee is a veteran screenwriter, his work spanning over 20 years in the entertainment
industry including film, theater and television. He has written acclaimed films like Finding Neverland, Ms. Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Life of Pi, and Mary Poppins Returns, working with talented collaborators like Rob Marshall, Marc Forster, and Ang Lee.
David has been nominated twice by the Academy Awards for his writing, and has been honored with recognition by prestigious institutions such as the BAFTAs, the WGA, The Humanitas Awards, USC's Scripter Awards, and was named UCLA's Screenwriter of the Year in 2012.
David is currently experiencing the most productive period of his writing career, with the releases of The School For Good and Evil, Lady Chatterley's Lover, and A Man Called Otto in 2022, and Disney's The Little Mermaid set to premiere in 2023, giving David the chance to reunite with collaborators like Marc Forster and Rob Marshall.
Based in New Jersey, Magee and his wife and business partner, Pam, operate Brass Mantle
Entertainment, their writer-focused production company.
Pamela Magee grew up in Austin, Texas and always wanted to be part of the performing world. She went to the Stella Adler Conservatory at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to study acting, and while there she also began working as a music director for student productions.
Pamela interned for the daytime television program All My Children and is proud to have been subsequently hired as the show’s Music Director. Along with All My Children, she also worked as Music Director for As the World Turns and Another World. Over the course of ten years, Pamela won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Direction and was nominated a total of 13 times, after which she stepped back from television production to raise her family.
In recent years, Pamela returned to school with the intention of becoming a Life Coach for those with ADHD. She soon realized that she could use the skills she had learned as a Life Coach to help Brass Mantle grow as a production company. She enjoys working with the Brass Mantle team and looks forward to helping the company grow in the future.
Luke Durett is a Los Angeles-based mech pilot who moonlights as a Creative Executive. When he’s not defending the city, he’s helping Brass Mantle craft stories about love, acceptance, and outsiders, and he has a particular passion for stories featuring the supernatural or fantastical, as well as the medium of animation.
Luke has been with Brass Mantle Entertainment for 9 years, helping to grow the company and also operating as a producer and screenwriter under its umbrella. Outside of Brass Mantle, he has worked as a story consultant in both animation and video games, as a pitching consultant, and as a mentor and advisor in screenwriting labs in the U.S. and Europe. Previously he worked in the Development department at DreamWorks Animation.
Luke operates out of the West Coast offices.
Phil Tice is a New Jersey native and the writer's assistant at Brass Mantle Entertainment. After graduating from Emerson College, he has worked in development positions at companies like Viacom, Comedy Central, and Mandeville Films.
Phil is also a festival-screened filmmaker and SFX makeup artist in his own right, with a special love for horror and the supernatural. Phil is excited to be working alongside his mentor and the rest of the talented Brass Mantle team as they craft a path for new, innovative storytelling,
Phil operates out of the West Coast offices