Ellen DeGeneres has jumped percenteries for the second time in less than a year to join Creative Artists Agency for representation in both film and TV, the agency confirmed Thursday.
DeGeneres leaves the William Morris Agency after only 10 months with the percentery, where she was repped by Nicole David and John Kimball. Before that, she was with United Talent Agency for three years.
At CAA, she will be handled by a team of agents including Kevin Huvane, Patrick Whitesell, Josh Lieberman, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan and Steve Lafferty.
DeGeneres had no comment on the move, which came on the same day that WMA agent Adam Berkowitz also left to join CAA.
A rep for the comic said the parting with WMA was “amicable on all sides.”
One industry insider indicated, however, that DeGeneres and WMA had differing philosophies about the direction of her career.
The star’s eponymously titled sitcom on ABC has performed ably. But her lone stab at a feature film, Touchstone Pictures’ “Mr. Wrong” opposite Bill Pullman, faltered financially and drew critical pans. That deal had been set up by UTA.
Morris has since placed the star in “Goodbye, Lover,” a Roland Joffe-helmed pic for Warner Bros. that just wrapped. She co-stars with Patricia Arquette and Dermot Mulroney.