Spectacle-driven film franchises will decline and there will be renewed interest and investment in story-driven features, United Talent Agency CEO and co-founder Jeremy Zimmer predicted Thursday. “I…
The Emmy Gran Prix got off with a roar on Friday evening as bizzers zig-zagged around West L.A., Beverly Hills and environs to attend a multitude of fetes celebrating this year's nominees. United…
Talent manager J.J. Harris died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 62. A spokeswoman for Harris' company, One Talent Management, said Harris had died of natural causes and that funeral…
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%
Expanding its indie financing arm before next month's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, United Talent Agency has hired veteran international sales-distribution exec Yale Chasin. Chasin is joining UTA's…
Lew Wasserman, the talent agent-turned-studio chief, was known to keep his art collection -- which included such Impressionists as Degas and Matisse -- largely under wraps in his Beverly Hills home…
Everyone has to start somewhere -- even those who one day wind up calling the shots. Variety polled dozens of producers, studio execs, entertainment lawyers, managers and agents to identify those who…
Most of the major agencies have an investment group focused on backing everything from producers of online videos to health food and fashion brands.
In the past five years, the role of the agent, and the business of running a sizable agency, has been buffeted by monumental changes, spurred by seismic shifts in the broader entertainment landscape.
Assets held by the agencies encompass equity stakes, strategic investments, advisory roles and ventures incubated by the tenpercenteries.
Los Angeles has long sought to create its own version of Silicon Valley called Silicon Beach. But its strategy has relied mostly on coaxing companies to move here. The University of Southern…