Andrew Bachelor could very well be the next big thing in comedy. He's developing a pilot with BET, had a corporate-sponsored gig with Samsung and has even taken to selling his own merchandise. No…
With the deadline this week for the first round of bidding for IMG Worldwide, the focus in the industry is whether any number of entertainment players would emerge as a serious suitor for the sports…
ICM Partners has formed a strategic partnership, which includes an undisclosed equity investment, in Official Mobile Applications, a software and mobile app creator covering the fashion, hospitality…
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…
As showbiz gets increasingly global, U.S. talent reps are establishing more outposts around the world.
Perhaps the best way to describe the hefty sums top talent agencies shell out for their headquarters comes from one of Hollywood's best-known tenpercenters, WME's Ari Emanuel: "Oy, gevalt. That's a…
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…
While the U.S. economy's slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis is among factors that have increased investors' appetites, the inherent volatility of the entertainment business is still an IPO…
Most of the major agencies have an investment group focused on backing everything from producers of online videos to health food and fashion brands.
The most important fact about talent agents today is that no one is scared of them anymore.
On Sept. 21, 2010, attorney Howard Rubinroit, representing developer George Comfort & Sons, questioned Ari Emanuel in the dispute over WME's decision not to move into new Beverly Hills digs that had…
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