Rick and Julie Yorn's LBI Entertainment have brought "The Birthday Party" back to life, optioning feature rights to Stanley Alpert's non-fiction tome through their LBI Entertainment banner.Julie Yorn ("We Bought a Zoo") told Variety that the banner has started seeking a filmmaker to attach to "Party," Alpert's account of his 1998 kidnapping while he was a federal prosecutor in New York City.The project was originally set up in 2007 at United Artists after Putnam had published the book, which describes...
Rick Yorn was on his own for several years after leaving the management company the Firm to set up his own shop with ex-sister-in-law Julie Yorn. Music manager Ian Montone would eventually join as a partner and Yorn would eventually name the company LBI Entertainment.
While his list was on the smaller side, Yorn repped some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been with Yorn from the start of his career. Since forming LBI, Yorn’s list of clients has grown substantially, as has its list of managers and producers, which includes veteran agents Ilene Feldman, Michael Donnelly and most recently producer John Lesher. Besides DiCaprio, his client list includes Jonah Hill, Justin Timberlake, Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Martin Scorsese, Cameron Diaz, Benicio del Toro and Jude Law.
Yorn has also become a producer on many of his clients past and current projects. He helped develop the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” with Scorsese and was also an exec producer on DiCaprio’s passion project “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In 2015, Yorn and LBI entered the world of sports by launching its own division that reps several sports stars including soccer players Frank Lampard and Patrick Bamford.