Endeavor Content is raising money in honor of our beloved colleague, Max Saines. Donations will go towards the Tufts Medical Center Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, to help research the disease that took Max from us far too soon. This will be one of the many way we all come together to honor and remember Max.
Maxwell Barnett, age 28, died on Friday, June 7th, 2019 from complications arising from the heart condition, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Max was born on February 4th, 1991 to parents Emily Gerson Saines and Andrew Saines and grew up in Larchmont, New York. He was a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communication with a BS in Radio/TV/Film and Economics where he was on the board of Studio 22 and an officer of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Max began his career in the William Morris Endeavor (WME) mailroom, later joining the trainee program and working in the agency's television literary department. He joined Endeavor Content in 2017 and was an executive in its TV Advisory Group. Max's passion for great television and film drove him to excel in the entertainment business, immersing himself amongst many of the most creative people in the industry. Max unselfishly counselled ambitious young people who followed his path into the entertainment industry and was especially dedicated to mentoring graduates of his beloved Northwestern University. Upon his passing, Endeavor Content Co-Presidents Chris Rice and Graham Taylor issued a statement on his unexpected death. "Max was an incredible young man and a tremendous colleague, beloved across the Endeavor Content and WME families. He literally grew up around many of us, and his boundless positivity, energy and enthusiasm made him truly one of the most wonderful people we have known. We are heartbroken by this loss and send our sincere condolences to his family and friends." Max was not only an up and coming success in the entertainment world but was dedicated to raising money and awareness for causes such as Autism Research and Education. He dedicated countless hours assisting his parents who co-founded the Autism Coalition, which eventually became Autism Speaks. Max is survived by his parents, Emily Gerson Saines and Andrew Saines and his brother Dashiell Saines; a large number of cousins, uncles, aunts and legions of loving friends from coast to coast. His strength, sense of humor, kindness and especially his smile will be forever missed.