EXCLUSIVE: WME Entertainment minted 11 new partners, formally announcing them at the agency retreat held last week at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. The new partners are:
Tim Curtis (commercial/voiceover); Jay Williams, (Nashville-based music agent); Joey Lee (Nashville-based music agent); Alicia Gordon (LA-based book department); John Buzzetti (NY-based head of theater); Sara Newkirk (LA-based music agent); Josh Pyatt, (non-scripted TV); Ken Slotnick, (NY-based TV agent); David Levine (London-based music agent); Samantha Kirby (NY-based music agent); and Scott Seidel (LA-based TV agent). The new partners were announced by Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell.
EXCLUSIVE: Not long after leaving his longtime manager, actor Jake Gyllenhaal has left his longtime agency. He grew up, so to speak, at CAA as one of Kim Hodgert’s first clients. I’m assured his … Read More »
2ND UPDATE, FRIDAY 3 PM: This morning after being intro’ed by Patrick Whitesell, John Fogelman stood up at WME’s quarterly meeting inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and gave a small “I-was-lucky-to-work-here” speech. He received a standing ovation. Love … Read More »
The wildly successful director/producer/writer who of course helmed the first two Harry Potters (Sorcerers Stone & Chamber Of Secrets) and produced the entire film series of JK Rowling’s novels just gave his notice today to CAA and immediately signed with WME … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: There’s no announcement of this yet. And details are still very sketchy. But I’ve just learned that WME Entertainment’s Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell have negotiated a deal to join with heavy-hitters Trivergance Founder/Chairman Marc Byron (formerly CEO … Read More »
4:20 PM UPDATE: I’ve just learned that WME Entertainment actually fired Mel Gibson the day before his longtime Hollywood agent Ed Limato’s death last weekend. I’m told … Read More »