Patrick Whitesell
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United States



Executive Chairman

Whitesell has led WME efforts to reconfigure client deals as studios transition to day-and-date theatrical and streaming releases, serving as negotiator for clients including Denzel Washington (“The Little Things”) and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman 1984”) when Warner Bros. shifted its features to HBO Max in 2020 and Emma Stone for Disney’s release of “Cruella” in theaters and on Disney+. He worked with Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel to finally take the company public and make several buys, such as Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) to bolster IMG Academy and tech company FlightScope to integrate with IMG Arena. They also hired sports agents Jim Murray and Michael Stival and former Angels GM Billy Eppler to lead WME Sports’ baseball arm.


  • CAA
  • WME
  • Endeavor


  • Luther College (IA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Elon Musk to Resign From Endeavor Board of Directors

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Elon Musk will resign from Endeavor's board of directors effective June 30, according to the company's annual SEC filing."We thank Elon Musk for his commitment to Endeavor through our first year as a public company, in which he contributed meaningfully to our long-term strategy and vision for the future of sports and entertainment," a spokesperson for Endeavor said in a statement to Variety. "We know he has a lot of demands and little time, and we appreciate the support he...


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