EXCLUSIVE: WME has expanded its partner roster by upping seven of its best and brightest to partnership status. The new partners are Warren Zavala, the talent agent who joined from CAA last year and whose clients include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tobey Maguire; TV lit agent Tom Wellington (clients include Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and Jonah Nolan), talent agent Brad Slater (clients include Dwayne Johnson, and Kevin Costner), Motion Picture Lit agent Phil D’Amecourt (Neill Blomkamp, Wally Pfister, Laeta Kalogridis), Book agent Dorian Karchmar (Guy Fieri and Amoor Towles), and Personal Appearance agents Brent Smith (a music agent whose clients include Snoop Dogg and Frank Ocean) and Stacy Mark (who reps standup comics including Daniel Tosh). Deadline invites the new seven samurai to take a bow.
EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Cosgrove has signed with WME. The iCarly star followed her agent Warren Zavala to the agency from CAA, where he left earlier this month after three years, bringing many of his clients with him. Cosgrove has just finished on the Nickelodeon series, which will air its finale in November. The actress is reprising her role in Despicable Me later this year, with Despicable Me 2 set for release July 3, 2013. Cosgrove joins fellow Zavala clients Anna Faris, Jackie Earle Haley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Johnny Galecki, Amber Heard, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Shiloh Fernandez, Kelli Garner, and David Giuntoli in joining the agent at WME. Cosgrove continues to be managed by Anonymous Content and Tara Kole at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc.
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Faris and Jackie Earle Haley have signed with WME, following their agent Warren Zavala, who left CAA last Sunday. That brings the majority of Zavala’s client list over with him. Faris, who just starred with Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator, and Haley, who just starred in Dark Shadows, join Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Johnny Galecki, Amber Heard, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Shiloh Fernandez, Kelli Garner and David Giuntoli, who also made the move.
EXCLUSIVE: Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Shiloh Fernandez, Kelli Garner and David Giuntoli have followed Warren Zavala from CAA to become clients of WME. Zavala left CAA Sunday to join WME, and yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, Amber Heard and Mary Elizabeth Winstead followed him. There are a few more in play, but Zavala has managed to retain almost his entire client list.
EXCLUSIVE: That didn’t take long. Just a day after Warren Zavala left CAA to go to WME, he has brought with him Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, Amber Heard and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Zavala, who spent the last three years at CAA and the previous seven at Gersh, has numerous other clients that are still in play. They include Lizzy Caplan, Anna Faris, Shiloh Fernandez, Kelli Garner, Jackie Earle Haley, Rian Johnson, Felicity Jones and Adam Scott. This is the second recent agent who moved from CAA to WME and brought over clients. Almost all of Dan Aloni’s clients joined him when he moved including Chris Nolan, David Dobkin, Mike Myers, Jay Roach, David Goyer, Tom Shadyac, Michel Gondry, Raja Gosnell, Mandeville Films, Jonathan Mostow, Dean Parisot, Neal Moritz, Andy Fleming and David and Ian Purchase.
EXCLUSIVE: WME has just hired Warren Zavala from CAA. Zavala had been at the agency for three years, and spent the previous seven years at Gersh. Zavala has an enviable list of young acting talent, which is now in play. His clients at CAA include Lizzy Caplan, Paul Dano, Anna Faris, Shiloh Fernandez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnny Galecki, Kelli Garner, Jackie Earle Haley, Amber Heard, Rian Johnson, Felicity Jones, Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Developing…