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September 7, 2000 | Claudia Eller
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.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Two TV agents sued the William Morris Agency on Wednesday, alleging that their former employer shortchanged them to the tune of millions of dollars when a power struggle left them out of favor. In a Los Angeles County Superior Court suit, Steven H. Glick and Gregory Lipstone said the talent agency misrepresented its profit to them when they resigned in 2005. As a result, the two alleged, they were defrauded because their stock was repurchased on the cheap.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1999 | Claudia Eller
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of the entertainment industry's most powerful agents, rising fast in a business dominated by men. She earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator who was both tough and uncensored in her style. She had a knack for putting together packages of talent, including authors, directors and stars, that produced box office blockbusters.
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