Dave Phillips has moved from Innovative Artists to Writers & Artists Agency to bolster that agency’s list of writers and directors. Phillips had been at Innovative for two years and before that agented at William Morris.
Phillips brings with him his client list of directors that includes Doug McHenry, who will make “Kingdom Come” for Fox Searchlight, possibly with Ving Rhames and Whoopi Goldberg; Peter Gilbert, who directed the docu “Vietnam: A Long Time Coming” and will helm the feature “Time for Dancing;” “Hoop Dreams” helmer Steve James, who’s writing a Roberto Clemente biopic for Disney; Zalman King, who’s following his “Red Shoe Diaries” with a sequel series “Chromium Blue” for Showtime; Kenny Griswold (“Net Worth”); David Winkler (“Finding Graceland”); Sam Sokolow and Rob Lobl (“Definite Maybe”); and Mark Mori, whose docu of Bettie Page led to the feature which Martin Scorsese is developing to direct with Liv Tyler.
Phillips also reps the “Ghenghis Blues” docu team of Roko and Adrian Belic; and the creative team of “Peep Show,” the short which sold as a TV series.
On the scribe side, Phillips brings screenwriting clients Duncan Kennedy (“Deep Blue Sea”); Mike Elliot, who created MTV’s Hip Hopera series; Tyger Williams (“Menace 2 Society”); and Josh Stolberg, who’s writing “Bad Nougat” for Bubble Factory.
Phillips also reps Brooke Burke, host of the E! show “Wild on E!” who’s pursuing a career in acting.
Phillips was repped in his deal by attorney David Matlof.