EXCLUSIVE: Steve Alexander was not just a very popular CAA talent agent for 10 years but also Heath Ledger’s, Jeff Bridges’ and Natalie Portman’s rep. After Ledger’s death, he left the agency business to go into management and independent production including 3 years with Atlas Entertainment. Now I’ve learned he’s joining Jeff Berg‘s Resolution Agency as a senior agent in the film and talent area. I’m told he was intensely sought after by many of the top agencies when it became known he wanted to return to the tenpercent business. Alexander was instrumental in building the career of Ledger, recognized posthumously with an Academy Award for best supporting actor for portraying The Joker in The Dark Knight. His other clients also included Kim Basinger, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Knoxville, Chow Yun-Fat, Joy Bryant, Peter Gallagher, Emmy Rossum and Eddie Izzard. Alexander began working for Joel Silver before on his own producing Swimming with Sharks. UPDATE: Resolution just issued a news release: “I am thrilled Steve is joining Resolution as we accelerate the growth of our motion picture and television groups,” said Berg. “Steve’s respect among the executive and creative communities speaks for itself as does his invaluable knowledge of the industry and his unique ability to connect with actors.” Added Alexander: “I am excited to be working with Jeff and his team at Resolution. While I thoroughly enjoyed producing and gained invaluable experience from it, the opportunity to return to my first love of building and nurturing great talent was irresistible.”
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