Jorge Pinos, Senior Vice President, William Morris, who worked in the international department, will open his own company, JEP Entertainment Group, Inc., a full service management and entertainment company. Pinos was with Morris for 22 years and joined the agency as a trainee in the music department upon his graduation from UCLA.
He was involved in booking all of Morris' artists in the territories of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Southeast Asia and China.
In his new company, JEP Entertainment Group, Pinos states: "It is our vision to be able to branch out into different fields of entertainment and to open up new avenues for our clients."
He adds: "We will continue to help clients break into new territories within the United States and internationally."
At the time of his departure Pinos' clientele included chart toppers Juan Gabriel, Lucero, Thalia, Jaime Camil, Arturo Sandoval, Daisy Fuentes, Carlos Ponce, Patricia Manterola, MDO, Vikki Carr, Jose Feliciano, Alexandre Pires, Jennifer Pena, Obie Bermudez, Sabrina, Christian Castro, Marisela, Akwid, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Cabas, Paul Anka and Leslie Ann Machado.
At Morris, Pinos was instrumental in bringing to the mainstream such artists as Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine, Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Roberto Carlos, Jose Feliciano, Jon Secada and Jose Luis Rodriguez. He has also been involved in booking tours for Diana Ross, The Bee Gees, YES, Maxi Priest, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Blondie and Enrique Iglesias among many others.