Katie Irwin

Role at the 2024 DFM Event:



Katie Irwin is an Agent and the Co-Head of International at WME Independent, where in addition to handling sales and distribution, she advises on financing and packaging for a wide- ranging slate of films. With her expertise, she has strategically helped package and sell the upcoming films Nuremberg starring Russell Crowe and Rami Malek, The Death of Robin Hood starring Hugh Jackman and Jodie Comer, Normal starring Bob Odenkirk, Daddio starring Sean Penn and Dakota Johnson, Widow Clicquot starring Haley Bennett and Tom Sturridge, and The Weight with Ethan Hawke and Russell Crowe.

Prior to WME Independent, she was part of the film group at Endeavor Content where she managed titles such as the Oscar® nominated The Lost Daughter, the critically acclaimed PIG, Tin Soldier starring Jaimee Foxx and Scott Eastwood, and audience favorite The Peanut Butter Falcon.

As a consultant, Irwin has provided services for companies including GoldCrest, AMBI Distribution and a Chinese distribution company for which she was based in Beijing. Before this, she was Vice President at Fortitude International handling films such as Sundance Film Festival Official Selection The End of the Tour, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal. During her time at Myriad Pictures, Irwin negotiated international distribution deals for films like Academy Award® nominated Margin Call and the two-part love story The Disappearance of Elenor Rigby starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Viola Davis.

Irwin has taken several hiatuses from the entertainment industry to work with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), leading field logistics for projects in South Sudan, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Moreover, as part of an MSF COVID-19 response team in the early days of the pandemic, she was stationed in Immokalee, FL to support the migrant farmworker population. She is filled with gratitude for her colleagues and friends in the industry who have supported her in this endeavor over the years.

Fluent in French and conversational in Mandarin, Irwin began her career in film and TV production in Chicago, relocating to Los Angeles in 2007 to work for Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions. She received her undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Chicago, and after graduating moved to Jilin City in China to teach media studies at Dongbei Dianli University.


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