It’s for representation in Hollywood. The Wall Street Journal is leaving behind its longtime reps at CAA. I’m told UTA will sell film and television rights to published articles across all sections of the Wall Street Journal, which recently regained its position as the largest circulation U.S. newspaper under new owner Rupert Murdoch. But, wait, doesn’t he own a film studio and a TV network and cable stations? And aren’t his Big Media companies already a major buyer that can do any project and hire any talent? And yet Murdoch’s newspaper thinks it needs an agent. Hilarious!
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