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…
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…
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.
As Hollywood's top agencies have been struggling to adjust to seismic economic shifts in showbiz, management companies have proliferated and increasingly gained power across the entertainment…
Bolting WME before another round of post-merger layoffs hit in January 2010, film lit agents Bryan Besser, Adam Levine and Bill Weinstein left with plans to launch their own boutique agency.
With the international landscape taking on a greater role at the box office and beyond, top talent agencies are making a concerted effort to zero in on the next crop of new talent -- no matter where…