Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Emma Tillinger Koskoff lived the dream of many film buffs by becoming the right hand woman for Martin Scorsese. Koskoff had worked for a number of other major actors and directors before becoming the president of Scorsese's company, and received a producer credit on his highly controversial "The Wolf of Wall Street," which proved the director still had the knack for making controversial and provocative work after making films for over forty years. Koskoff first started at Artist Management Group, the talent agency that was launched by Mike Ovitz, the founder of CAA. Koskoff worked for manager Rick Yorn, and she was also an assistant for both actress Uma Thurman and Phil Joanou, the director of "Rattle and Hum" (1988) and "The Gridiron Gang" (2006). Koskoff eventually moved up to an assistant role for Ted Demme, the late directror of "Blow" (2001), and the 1970s cinema documentary "A Decade Under the Influence" (2003). Not long after Demme's death in 2002, Koskoff became Scorsese's assistant at his Sikelia Productions company, and eventually became Production President in 2006. In addition to her executive role with Scorsese, Koskoff also has producer credits on the thriller "Shutter Island" (2010) and the period piece set during the 1990s stock market boom and crash "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013).