Simon Cowell's Syco and FremantleMedia is to launch "Afghanistan's Got Talent," which will be the 55th local adaptation of the format. The show will bow later this year on Afghanistan's 1TV Media. It…
ABC is heading to the internet in search of breakthrough talent with the launch of Make Me A Star. Initiative marks the first time a major TV net has offered a digital talent competition that…
Revision3, the online-video unit of Discovery Communications, has acquired Phil DeFranco's portfolio of YouTube video channels and ventures, DeFranco Creative. Financial terms of the deal were not…
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…
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.
DreamWorks Animation's decision to buy YouTube teen and tween network AwesomenessTV sheds some light on what it means when a talent agency “incubates” a startup. That term is becoming more common at…
Inhouse attorneys in the spotlight include Wayne M. Smith, Patrick T. Perkins, David Sussman, Jim Meenaghan, Richard B. Levy, Rosalind Lawton, Paul Iannicelli, John Fukunaga, Brian Burkin, Matthew…
DreamWorks Studios has signed a first look deal with producer Carla Hacken through her Paper Pictures banner. Hacken had previously served as president of production at New Regency. She also spent 15…
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