Susan Ferris is CEO of the Bohemia Group & Bohemia Group Originals.
She is a Boston native with a degree in theater & film from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Following college, Ferris dared to dive deep into the heart of the entertainment industry landing in Hollywood, a place many others feared to tread in the mid 80's.
Ferris had developed great connections honing her skills working at A&M Records in Sales & Marketing on several bands such as: Soundgarden, The Neville Brothers, Tony Childs, Breath, The Dead Milkmen, Janet Jackson, and Extreme. She was also a rock journalist for LA Rock Review and Thrasher. It was after writing a piece on a local band that the direction her life changed dramatically. Based on that one article the band asked Ferris to manage them and eventually, Ferris launched her own management company.
The Bohemia Group began in 1992, representing only 3 actors and 2 bands out of a tiny one-room office. During this time Ferris also launched the record label Long Live Crime, adding a second label as well as a music publishing company- all of which are still very much a part of the fabric of what happens here.
During the writers' strike when many companies were shutting their doors, Ferris began a creative business model for getting clients seen no matter their location and Bohemia began to really expand. Ferris, with her indomitable spirit, hard work, tenacity and an honest desire to do right by her clients, achieved and exceeded her dreams.
Currently, Bohemia has several offices around the globe including: Los Angeles, New York, London, Dallas, New Orleans and Auckland and is looking at other places worldwide that are aligned with what is happening in the global entertainment industry.
In 2014 Bohemia Group took the next logical step and created Bohemia Group Originals, a production company that has allowed them to produce on multi-platforms and has opened doors to packaging as well.
There are now 15 managers that are part of the Bohemia Group representing more than 500 clients globally and 6 producers that are on the production team.
A book & podcast about management by Ferris is also on the horizon.