Despite the recent loss of client Drew Barrymore, Endeavor’s Patrick Whitesell was in high spirits at his 40th birthday at Las Palmas in Hollywood. “I’m starting a new chapter, with fresh beginnings,” Whitesell said of reaching his fifth decade.
Clients Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Jessica Alba and Jon Favreau mingled with execs Ari Emanuel, Scott Stuber and Jon Gordon, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Lukas Haas chatted with Maria Menunous.
Meanwhile Cynthia Pett Dante, who is in the process of replacing Brad Grey at Plan B, still found time to make partying a priority.
“When you are friends with someone for so long how do you not rally?” she said.
Geoffrey Rush, who nabbed a SAG kudo earlier in the day, was a late arrival along with Jared Leto and Rachel Griffiths.
Also in attendance were Mary Parent, Garcelle Beauvais, Sarah Wynter, Armyan Bernstein, Jason Sloan, Adam Venit, Molly Madden and Geyer Kosinski.