March 14, 1997
Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Hollywood's biggest and highest-paid stars, has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in all areas. Signing a star like Schwarzenegger is a coup for an agency since he is one of a handful of stars who command $20 million a picture. However, it's not clear when the Morris office will start collecting commissions on the star, because a number of his upcoming movies were negotiated by his former agency, International Creative Management.
September 7, 2000 |
Longtime New York literary agent Robert Gottlieb, who in recent weeks lost his biggest client--author Tom Clancy--after 18 years, is leaving William Morris Agency. Gottlieb, a Morris board member and head of the agency's New York literary department, plans to start his own agency.
August 25, 2007 |
On his last day as a William Morris Agency assistant, Shai Steinberger sent out a whopper of a "goodbye" e-mail, rife with tales of Christmas party debauchery, (failed) seductions in the file room and embarrassing celebrity encounters. He poked fun at agency President Jim Wiatt and his former bosses, agents David Lonner and Jeff Shumway, and in doing so, humorously breached Hollywood etiquette. Naturally, the "I love you, WMA" e-mail pinged around the agency world in a matter of minutes on Aug.
September 15, 1999 |
David Wirtschafter, considered one of Hollywood's most successful literary agents, has left International Creative Management to become executive vice president and worldwide head of motion pictures at William Morris Agency. The 41-year-old agent made the move to join his former boss Jim Wiatt, who last month resigned as president of ICM to become president and co-chief executive of Morris.