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September 17, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Two partners at Endeavor have defected to join rival William Morris Agency, roiling the waters between two of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies. Endeavor motion picture agents Steve Rabineau and David Lonner bring with them a number of high-profile filmmaker clients, including Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams, Alexander Payne and Audrey Wells.
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BUSINESS
September 17, 2003 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Two partners at Endeavor have defected to join rival William Morris Agency, roiling the waters between two of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies. Endeavor motion picture agents Steve Rabineau and David Lonner bring with them a number of high-profile filmmaker clients, including Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams, Alexander Payne and Audrey Wells.
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BUSINESS
April 28, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
Even before the talent agencies William Morris and Endeavor formally approved a merger Monday afternoon, several of the agents of those firms were already involved in high-stakes negotiations -- to get out. Tom Strickler, one of Endeavor's four founders, sent out an e-mail at 6 a.m. announcing that he had submitted his resignation. Two top William Morris agents who previously worked at Endeavor are working on an exit strategy, other agency executives say.
BOOKS
July 27, 2003 | David Freeman, David Freeman is a screenwriter and author of "A Hollywood Education," "One of Us" and "It's All True," which will be published in March.
THE mailroom at the William Morris Agency is famous as a boot camp for nascent hustlers. Stories of shenanigans there and at other agencies have long been known to people in the movie business, passed around and kept close. Now that agents themselves are celebrities, it's probably inevitable that David Rensin's "The Mailroom" should appear. Compiled in the manner of oral histories, it's a collection of agency war stories.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1997 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Producer Alan Ladd Jr. recently abandoned plans to film an updated version of the dark-toned 1955 Robert Mitchum movie "The Night of the Hunter." "It's hard to find the right actor [today] who has the menace of a Mitchum," Ladd said this week, referring to the late star who portrayed a psychotic religious fanatic in Charles Laughton's classic thriller. "We tried to put it in the modern day and couldn't," Ladd said of the script his company tried to develop for nearly eight months.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2003 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
When Sue Naegle first went to the United Talent Agency in the early 1990s, she interviewed for an assistant's job with Gavin Polone, then a UTA partner. "If you make one mistake, I'll fire you," Polone told her. "Does that scare you? Are you going to act like a little girl? Are you going to cry when I yell at you? Are you going to complain to your mom?"
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