Wordsmiths who write subtle songs about unheroic lives of quiet desperation don’t usually become rock and roll heroes. Yet there was Jason Isbell, getting a conquering warrior’s welcome from a sold-out Orpheum Theatre audience in downtown L.A. Sunday night. The downtrodden men in Isbell’s character studies stand in constant danger of losing faith, yet it’s a faith-restoring thing to see just how loudly a full house can react to a set of heartland rock that trades far more in unvarnished...
The young firm (at least, compared to some of the other major players) of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern has gathered a blue-ribbon list of clients since its 2002 inception, and Jason Sloane’s roster is among the finest. He reps an unusually high number of superhero film stars including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Chris Evans (“Captain America”), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine of the “X-Men” franchise) and Michael Fassbender (the “X-Men”’s Magneto).
Sloane repped Will Smith in his deal to star in “Bright,” a police story involving magical creatures, and the biggest Netflix movie deal to that date. Mark Wahlberg is a client for his roles on and off the camera. Sloane also is involved in the Wahlberg family’s better-burger chain, Wahlburgers, which is the subject of an Emmy-nominated reality TV show.
He represents Tom Hardy (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Garner,and late-night CBS television talk show host James Corden. He recently signed Julianne Hough, who took a star turn in the Fox network’s “Grease Live!”
Sloane is a graduate of UCLA Law School. He is married to actress Embeth Davidtz.