WME partners Brandt Joel, Jim Ornstein, Josh Pyatt, Jon Rosen, and Brad Slater, a core group of agents across the talent and nonscripted television departments, together with IMG agents Carlos Fleming and
Ira Stahlberger, form a powerhouse that has had huge success in focusing on taking athletes from the field to the screen. Repping such sports royalty as Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Lewis Hamilton, Victor Cruz, Michelle Wie, and Rob Gronkowski, they’ve negotiated deals for Michael Strahan at “Good Morning America,” and helped develop and negotiate pacts for LeBron James’ production company, Ronda Rousey’s film career, Cam Newton’s Nickelodeon TV show “All In,” Terry Bradshaw’s NBC series “Better Late Than Never,” and David Ortiz’s new channel on Verizon’s Go90 platform. They also rep many former NFL players who’ve transitioned to broadcasting — including Tony Gonzalez, Matt Leinart, Kurt Warner, and Tony Siragusa — as well as the next wave of sportscasters. “We look beyond an athlete’s on-field performance to find the rare superstar who is charismatic, relatable, and entrepreneurially minded, and help them build their businesses across all platforms,” note Ornstein and Pyatt.