Nicole David Exits WME; Top Talent Agent Who Voiced ‘Scooby-Doo’s Velma Eyes Next Chapter

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 4:33pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nicole David, a stalwart talent agent for Triad and WMA, is leaving WME. She is not retiring, but hasn’t yet figured out if she will resurface as an agent or a manager, or a producer … Read More »

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R.I.P. Former WMA Agent Phil Kellogg

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 3:23pm PST
Mike Fleming

Phil Kellogg passed away Sunday, just a month shy of his 100th birthday. Kellogg worked at WMA from 1950 to 1978, joining when Berg, Allenberg was acquired by WMA. Kellogg became head of the Picture Department in 1958 after Bert Allenberg passed away, and my, what a client list Kellogg … Read More »

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R.I.P. Owen Laster

By | Friday March 11, 2011 @ 6:01am PST
Mike Fleming

Owen Laster, the former head of the William Morris Agency’s worldwide literary division who spent his entire career at that agency until he retired in 2006, has died of cancer. He was 72. Laster was a classy dealmaker and represented the likes of James Michener, Ralph Ellison, Edward Albee and Gore … Read More »

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R.I.P. Ed Limato

limato_chair_300x4003RD UPDATE: Ed Limato’s clients  weigh in on his passing:

Richard Gere: “Ed was my dear friend and agent for 40 years. He was the best of the best. There will never be anyone like him. The mold has been … Read More »

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Jackie Chan Leaves CAA For Morris, And Paul Thomas Anderson Lands There, Too


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I’m told Jackie Chan fired CAA on the day his new movie The Forbidden Kingdom opened #1 last Friday. Today he landed with the William Morris Agency’s Phillip Button. As for the There Will Be Blood director, Paul Thomas Anderson leftRead More »

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Why Is Morris Involved In Financial Fling (With Ashton Kutcher?) Agency Mum…

By | Thursday April 3, 2008 @ 4:39pm PDT

The so-called “SPAC”, raising $500 million in financing on the American Stock Exchange for acquisitions in the entertainment/media/publishing arenas, is a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation formed under Delaware’s liberal corporate laws on October 24, 2007 and filed with the SEC. (SPACs are investment vehicles with a whole host of SEC requirements … Read More »

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William Morris Suffers Some Client Losses

By | Friday March 28, 2008 @ 1:21pm PDT

wma.jpgDavid E. Kelley left WMA this week for Endeavor. Topher Grace exited Morris also for Endeavor recently. Comedy feature writer Ed Solomon recently departed Morris to go to CAA (as did WMA’s director Jim Mangold three months ago…).

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