Ilene Feldman Transitioning To Manager; Shuttering IFA At Year’s End To Join LBI

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 3:15pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After two decades of agenting movie stars in a boutique shop and not getting crushed by the behemoths around her, Ilene Feldman has decided to fold her agency and become a manager. At year’s end, she will shutter Ilene Feldman Associates after 19 years. She and longtime IFA partner Wendy Murphey will join LBI as talent managers. Their colleagues David Lillard and Christy Hall plan to remain agents and will explore their options. They will keep the agency running for a two-month transition period, when issues like Lillard and Hall’s next moves will be sorted, as well as where their clients will go.

Feldman’s recent agency clients include Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie and Josh Hartnett. She has a refreshing aversion to publicity, but I was able to sketch out some of what I consider to be a remarkable survival story. Feldman began with Herb Tobias, who mostly repped cinematographers. While a receptionist there, she showed an eye for acting talent, and signed then-unknown actors like Nicolas Cage and Johnny Depp. Her list grew but wasn’t compatible to the core business, so she left Tobias. But she never really wanted to be at a major agency. Read More »

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Chris Hemsworth Leaves IFA Talent: Won’t Take New Agency Meetings For Months

By and | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 3:50pm PDT

Chris HemsworthHe is Hollywood’s hottest new action movie star, so there’ll be a feeding frenzy when Chris Hemsworth decides to take new agency meetings. ”He is not taking meetings for now but maybe in a few months,” an insider tells us. … Read More »

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‘Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers Inks With IFA

By | Friday August 10, 2012 @ 11:41am PDT

IFA Talent Agency’s Ilene Feldnman and team have added Ed Speleers to their roster. In the spring it was announced that the actor would be joining ITV’s period drama series as Jimmy the footman. Downton Abbey’s third … Read More »

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Mighty Thor Chris Hemsworth To Star Opposite Kristen Stewart: Closes ‘Huntsman’ Role In Snow White Saga

EXCLUSIVE: Now that ‘Thor’ opened strongly around the world, its star Chris Hemsworth is one hot Aussie hunk. He’s just closed a deal for the good guy role opposite Twilight Saga starlet Kristen Stewart as the Huntsman in Snow White Read More »

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EMMY: Agency Breakdown For Actor Noms

emmysI can’t do a full agency breakdown of the Emmy nominations yet because the series producers have not been announced. For now, here’s the rep breakdown of the acting categories floating around the tenpercenteries:

WME: 22 Nominations
Amy Poehler, Andre Braugher, Claire Danes, … Read More »

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