Agents expect most of her clients to follow
Former AMG manager Judi Farkas has joined Broder Kurland Webb Uffner as a feature literary agent.At AMG, she managed a cotillion of a high-end feature writers and directors that included the Tony-nominated James Lapine (“Into the Woods”); Bill Monahan, author and screenwriter of the upcoming Ridley Scott-helmed pic “Tripoli”; and Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, director of indie “Kissing Jessica Stein.” It is unclear how many clients will be joining her at BKWU, but senior agents there expect most to follow Farkas to her new roost. A clearer picture should emergein the next few weeks. At AMG, Farkas also co-represented book authors such as Pulitzer Prize nominee Colson Whitehead, author of “John Henry Days,” and Leif Enger, author of “Peace Like a River,” the latter of which is set up at Warner Bros. with David Brown producing. “I’ve had a long and deep relationship with all my new colleagues,” said Farkas, “and we have shared many clients.” She praised the agency’s personalized approach, calling it “a perfect fit.” Farkas started her career on the production side of the business, as an exec with MGM/UA and Universal Pictures. Bruce Kaufman, head of the BKWU motion picture lit department, said staffers have “all loved working and sharing clients with Judi,” and praised “her impeccable taste and work ethic combined with her philosophy of representation.”
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