The William Morris Agency has signed writer-director Michael Radford (“Il Postino”) .
Radford has just wrapped production on a feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Lynn Collins and Joseph Fiennes.
Also signing with WMA is Butch Hartman, creator and exec producer of Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly Odd Parents.”
His show “Danny Phantom” was recently picked up by Nick and debuted last weekend after the “Kids Choice Awards” telecast. He is also penning “Crash Nebula” for Paramount.
Hartman is managed by the Gotham Group.