WME has promoted 18 people to partner, across film, television, music, non-scripted television, endorsements, and books.

In New York, Claudia Ballard from the books department, Josh Bider in non-scripted television, and Strand Conover in endorsements were named partners. Shari Lewin, an agent who focuses on endorsement deals for the agency’s country music artists, was also part of the group.

In Beverly Hills, motion picture literary agents Kimberly Bialek, Simon Faber, and Roger Green were upped to partners, in addition to books-to-film and television agent Anna DeRoy. Hanley Baxter, Duncan Millership, and Meredith Wechter were also among the talent agents promoted.

Brian DePersia and Scott Henderson, both talent agents focusing on television, were elevated as well.

Beverly Hills-based music agents Brian Cohen, Brian Edelman, and Dave Tamaroff were also part of the new class of partners, in addition to Amanda Kogan and Justin Ongert from non-scripted television.