Thompson books return, gets Innovative

Agent a vet of William Morris

Bobbi Thompson has ended a four-year sabbatical from the agenting business, joining the lit department of Innovative Artists.

Thompson ended a 15-year run at William Morris because of a pending stork visit four years ago. After having her baby, she worked a reduced schedule, starting the management and production company City of Women Prods.

She was lured back into the percentery fold by Innovative prexy Scott Harris and will work alongside Bruce Brown in its recently revamped lit department. She will rep writers and directors, and is building a client list.

Growth experience

Thompson once headed WMA’s directors department, repping helmers like James Cameron, Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee and John Woo. While at the agency, she took a sabbatical and returned to build a lucrative business from scratch. So she doesn’t find daunting the prospect of doing it again.

“I’ll make the perfect agent, because I’m not jaded, I’m relaxed and have put a lot of time and experience into high-level relationships,” said Thompson, who added that she was ready to devote herself full time to the business because she missed repping artists.

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