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August 11, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
William Morris Agency has formed a strategic alliance with Los Angeles-based Brand Sense Partners to establish a "branding practice." The companies plan to combine Brand Sense's expertise with the agency's licensing and merchandising business.
January 22, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has retained the William Morris Agency to represent her in all areas, focusing on books, lecture appearances, philanthropic initiatives and new business projects in media, sports and communications. Rice, a former Stanford University provost, served as national security advisor during President George W. Bush's first term.
August 22, 2006 | Claire Hoffman
A boutique talent agency that specializes in TV journalists and hosts said it would team up with the much larger William Morris Agency to give its clients access to a broader range of projects. Los Angeles-based Ken Lindner & Associates, which represents clients such as NBC's Matt Lauer and ABC's Elizabeth Vargas, said it was partnering exclusively with William Morris, which represents ABC's Regis Philbin and "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, among others.
April 15, 2005 | Lorenza Munoz
Aaron Kaplan, a longtime agent at William Morris Agency, has been promoted to worldwide head of scripted television and packaging. Kaplan's promotion follows the departure of Morris television executive Greg Lipstone and a shake-up in December when TV chief Sam Haskell left the agency after 26 years. Kaplan will report to three Morris executives -- Chief Executive Jim Wiatt, President David Wirtschafter and worldwide TV co-chief Mark Itkin. * -- Lorenza Munoz
April 7, 1988
Sue Mengers has been named a senior vice president of the William Morris Agency and worldwide head of its motion picture and literary division. The position had been vacant since the death of Stan Kamen in 1986, a Morris spokesman said. Mengers, 50, was regarded as one of Hollywood's top talent agents before she left International Creative Management in 1986. Her clients included Barbra Streisand, Cybill Shepherd, Robin Williams and Roman Polanski.
November 14, 1989
William Morris Jr., 90, son of the founder of the William Morris Agency and a former director and president of that entertainment talent group. He was born in 1899, the year his father started the agency, and began working there in 1918. He came to Los Angeles in 1930 and helped bring the Morris group into films. When his father died in 1932, Morris returned to New York and became president of the agency, holding the job for 19 years. In Malibu on Nov. 3.
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