Born and raised in New York, Niki Montazaran was first introduced to the entertainment industry while attending NYU where she created a major aptly named, “The Intersect of Art and Commerce”. While remaining ardent in her studies, she rotated between various internships including ABC Entertainment, NBC Entertainment and Paradigm Talent Agency.
After graduation, Niki began working full-time in the Paradigm mailroom while also keeping two part-time jobs, often working seven days a week. From the mailroom she quickly rose through the ranks first as an assistant in the book-to-film group and later moved to LA to become a Motion Picture Literary Coordinator.
In 2015 Niki joined ICM as an agent and has since gone on to represent clients such as Pulitzer nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck (who also wrote the upcoming spy thriller film 355 starring Jessica Chastain), Zam & Cohen (co-creators of FUED on FX), Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi (co-creators of THE RESIDENT on Fox) and Emmy winning director Rudy Valdez (THE SENTENCE).
As the daughter of Iranian immigrants, one of Niki Montazaran’s core tenets as a Motion Picture Literary Agent is to represent minorities and help them tell underrepresented stories.