William Morris, Endeavor OK Merger

Apr 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Two of the largest talent agencies in Hollywood, the William Morris Agency and Endeavor, are merging under one name, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the two organizations announced today.
William Morris CEO Jim Wiatt will serve as chairman of the new group. Endeavor founder Ariel Emanuel, along with Endeavor’s Patrick Whitesell and William Morris’ Dave Wirtschafter, will become co-CEOs.
John Fogelman, Peter Grosslight, Rick Rosen, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and Adam Venit round out the agency’s nine-member board, the company said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that this deal is also subject to approval from the U.S. Justice Department and various Hollywood labor guilds.

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