Alan Kannof, a 25-year veteran of the William Morris Agency, has ankled his post as the tenpercentery’s exec VP and chief operating officer, East Coast office.
Replacing Kannof in his administrative duties are Wayne Kabak and Cara Stein. Each will hold the title of co-COO.
Kannof will leave the agenting business to form multimedia marketing firm FullCourt Entertainment.
Kabak and Stein will continue to represent their individual clients. They will report to chief operating officer Steve Kram and chief financial officer Irv Weintraub.
“Wayne and Cara are incredibly talented agents and leaders,” said WMA chief exec and prexy Jim Wiatt. “They’re used to leading by example, so these promotions not only serve to recognize their contributions but it also puts in place a leadership team that will help the agency move successfully forward with our plans for future.”
Kabak has served as senior VP of the agency, where he has worked in a management capacity and as an agent for authors, television news broadcasters and producers and radio personalities.
He joined WMA in 1997 from ICM, where he worked in a variety of positions for 17 years, including senior exec, agent and the agency’s general counsel.
Kabak is a graduate of Tufts U., the Columbia U. Graduate School of Journalism and the Columbia U. School of Law, where he spent three years as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After earning his J.D., he spent three years working as an associate in the entertainment department at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Stein has been a senior VP and head of television, East Coast. She became a talent agent in the New York office in 1987 and moved into the television department two years later. She graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in political science and also worked for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis as a news and promotion producer.