I’m told these are the clients who immediately followed those three UTA talent agents – UTA co-owner Nick Stevens and his partners Sharon Sheinwold and Lisa Hallerman who together left a week ago – to Endeavor. Listed in no particular order: Ben Stiller which I previously reported, Jack Black, Jason Lee, John C. Reilly, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Amy Heckerling, Rob Letterman, David Wayne, Frank Coraci, Tom Dey. Even though Endeavor won’t confirm this list, it’s firm.
UTA is still staking its claim to Owen Wilson, Patrick Dempsey, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Saturday Night Live cast members Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Casey Wilson. But things are definitely very fluid so stay tuned.
What happens with Judd Apatow, however, is anybody’s guess. True, the movie mogul is self-generating when it comes to projects and doesn’t think he needs an agent right now. But Apatow’s manager and producer Jimmy Miller has systematically put many of his UTA clients with CAA in recent years because of friction with Stevens who has repped Apatow for seemingly forever. However, Miller is a close pal of Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel who has mutual client Sasha Baron Cohen. So it will be interesting to watch where Judd goes, if anywhere.