WMA adds Green vet’s know-how

Department topper Noveck inks multiyear deal

Ken Freimann, most recently head of development for thesp Tom Green’s film and TV production shingle, has joined William Morris Agency as a TV lit agent.

Elsewhere at WMA, vet tenpercenter Lanny Noveck has inked a new multiyear deal with the agency and has been tapped to serve as sole head of the TV lit department. Noveck had been co-head with Gary Loder; latter agent ankled WMA for Gersh earlier this month (Daily Variety, Jan. 14).

For Freimann, move from Bob Green Films to WMA reps a homecoming: His first Hollywood gig was as an assistant at William Morris, working in the motion picture department. He left the agency in September 2001 to work with Green, helping the comic thesp launch and build his shingle.

Freimann will report to Noveck, who confirmed the hiring Thursday.

“I think Ken is going to make a really strong impression on the agenting world,” Noveck said. “He’s extremely bright and really passionate about the TV business. I think he’s going to fit in very well here.”

Noveck, who works closely with WMA TV toppers Aaron Kaplan and Greg Lipstone as well as WMA exec VP Sam Haskell, said he’s glad to be locked in at the agency where he’s been for more than two decades.

“Short of Bruce Springsteen coming to me looking for a new guitarist, this is where I want to be and what I want to do,” he told Daily Variety.

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