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…
Kevin Reynolds is on board to direct “Resurrection” for LD Entertainment. LD will produce and finance the pic with Mickey Liddell and Patrick Aiello producing through the banner. The story tells of…
Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO of WME Entertainment, opened up on the state of his business in a rare, wide-ranging interview that included an explanation of the agency’s rationale in its recent 49%…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Silver Lake Partners and talent agency WME are no longer in the running to buy Hulu, as the deadline to accept bids for the company ends today. The companies opted not to sweeten their initial offer…
Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, along with Ocean Blue Entertainment, have pre-emptively purchased the spec “12/24” written by Matt Lieberman. The spec is based on an original idea by “Safe House”…
Producer-director Brett Ratner has signed with WME after leaving CAA.
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…
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.
In the race for Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti will visit UTA on Thursday for a fund raiser described as a roundtable focusing on key entertainment industry issues, while an independent committee…