The William Morris Agency is bolstering its ranks from within, upping six staffers to agent status.
Elise Hartley, Steven Selikoff and Darren Shewchuk become agents in WMA’s TV lit department, tenpercentery confirmed Friday. Ashley Daneshgar and Brian DePersia will work in the tenpercentery’s talent division, while Jerome Duboz has been made an agent in the company’s indie film division.
Hartley most recently was department coordinator for WMA’s TV lit division, having joined the agency in 2002.
Selikoff, at WMA since 2001, has worked on the desk of motion picture department co-head John Fogelman and served as coordinator for that department.
A former mailroom staffer, Shewchuk joined the agency in 2001 and most recently worked on the desk of agent David Lubliner.
Daneshgar, who joined WMA’s Gotham office in 1999 and moved west in 2002, has served as an assistant to motion picture department co-head David Lonner.
Hired by WMA’s New York office in 2000, DePersia left for Beverly Hills a year later and most recently was an assistant to Jim Wiatt.
Five-year WMA staffer Duboz has worked on a slew of films in his post as coordinator for the agency’s indie film department, putting together a client list that includes helmer Alex Aja (“High Tension”) and thesp Daniel Bruhl (“Good Bye Lenin!”).