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Small’s big at WAGI as trio’s upped

New prexy for L.A. digs

Stephen Small has been named president of the Los Angeles office of Writers and Artists Group Intl., joining shareholders Norman Aladjem, Marti Blumenthal and William Craver as a partner in the company.

Additionally, Sarah Clossey has been promoted to head of the talent department, Carel Cutler to head of TV lit and Rich Freeman to head of the feature literary department.

“Steve has always been a partner in our minds,” WAGI chairman-CEO Aladjem said. “The decision to make it official was an easy one.”

Small began his career as an agent at ICM and UTA before joining WAGI three years ago.

Clossey and Cutler have been at the agency for seven years. Freeman has spent his entire career as an agent there, starting in the training program.

Craver continues to serve as president of WAGI’s New York office.

In September, Writers and Artists Agency and music agency Artist Group Intl. merged to form WAGI.

Clients include thesps Sean Astin, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Denis Leary, William H. Macy, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Damon Wayans; producer Stephen J. Canell; and directors Reggie Hudlin and Ken Kwapis.

Other clients include writers David Auburn, David Hubbard, Will Rokos and Jay Wolpert; “Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder; and musical artists Billy Joel, Shakira, Linkin Park, Metallica and Rod Stewart.

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