After The Fallout Between Magnolia And UTA, ‘Slumdog’s Dev Patel Signs With WME

By | Monday September 30, 2013 @ 10:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dev Patel has signed with WME. He continues to be repped by Magnolia Entertainment and Curtis Brown in the UK. Deadline told you that Patel had decided to stay with Magnolia manager Stephanie … Read More »

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UTA Swears Off Doing Business With Manager Shelley Browning After Clients Exit

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 8:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After an erosion in the relationship, the partners at UTA have decided they will no longer do business with manager Shelley Browning and her Magnolia Entertainment. This immediately leads to the exit of Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel, who will stay with his manager, Stephanie Comer. She was an agent at UTA before she became a manager at Magnolia. About half a dozen clients will have to make a choice, and the highest profile beyond Patel is Daniel Espinosa, the Snabba Cash helmer who directed the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds hit Safe House and is directing an adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel Child 44, with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman. Since Espinosa is shooting a movie, I don’t think he will be asked to make a decision until he is up for air.

Related: Magnolia Manager Vs UTA, Round Two

The agency would not comment on why this has happened, but the frosty relationship began months ago and this move occurs after UTA watched several of Browning’s highest-profile clients exit. They include The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Rapace and Kinnaman, the latter of whom stars in the Robocop reboot. Others who have exited are Rachel McAdams and Rosamund Pike. Pike left right after she won the coveted female lead role opposite Ben Affleck in the David Fincher-directed Gone Girl.

Related:
EXCLUSIVE: Rachel McAdams Fires UTA
‘Gone Girl’ Star Rosamund Pike Exits UTA
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Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz Set For ‘The Road Within’

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT

Troika Pictures and Coup d’Etat Films have set Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), and Zoe Read More »

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