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WMA signs director Tim Hunter

“River’s Edge” director Tim Hunter has signed for representation with the William Morris Agency, moving over from United Talent Agency, WMA announced on Wednesday.

At the agency, Hunter will be represented by Morgan Mason, Pat Dollard, Danny Sussman and WMA veepee Scott Zimmerman, who heads the account.

In a statement, Zimmerman said, “Tim comes to us full of interesting ideas and enthusiasm for new projects.”

In fact, WMA is already working on Hunter’s next project, “Nightwood Bar.” WMA worldwide head of motion pictures Arnold Rifkin said, “We are in the process of supplying the creative elements and securing the financing” for the pic.

Hunter opted to sign with Morris because of a previous relationship with Rifkin, who put together the financing for the Danny Glover/Matt Dillon starrer “The Saint of Fort Washington,” which Hunter directed.

Produced by David Picker and Nessa Hyams, “The Saint of Fort Washington” was packaged by William Morris worldwide head of motion pictures Arnold Rifkin, who married domestic distributor Warner Bros. and international partners J&M Entertainment.

Of Hunter, UTA agent Jeremy Zimmer said, “We worked together for a long time, I think he’s a very talented filmmaker, and I wish him the best of luck.”

Beyond “River’s Edge,” the Harvard-educated Hunter has previously directed such films as “Over the Edge,””Tex,””Sylvester” and “Paint It Black.”

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