Ilyssa got her start in talent management at Parallel Entertainment, working with comedians and developing content for MTV and the Blue Collar Comedy brand. From there she went on to work exclusively in literary management at Primary Wave Entertainment helping writers and directors get staffed in writers’ rooms and pursue their own projects.
Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ilyssa went to Emerson College in Boston where she studied Writing for Film and Television. Ilyssa’s greatest accomplishment to date is adopting a tuxedo cat named Clooney. Everyone who has met him, from her mom to Terrence Howard, wholeheartedly agrees that he lives up to his namesake as the most handsome and charismatic cat you'll ever meet.