Brian Robbins meets William Morris

'Thousand Words' director leaves UTA

Director/producer Brian Robbins and his Varsity Pictures partner Sharla Sumpter Bridgett have signed with WMA. Robbins had been a client at UTA, and signed with a team led by WMA chief Jim Wiatt. Wiatt reps Eddie Murphy, who will topline Robbins’ DreamWorks pic “A Thousand Words.”

Robbins began his career as an actor, best known for starring in the TV series “Head of the Class,” before transitioning to director and producer. He produced “Wild Hogs,” produced and directed “Norbit” and directed “Meet Dave.” Robbins has been an exec producer on TV series “Smallville” and “One Tree Hill.”

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