WME: Agency #2 (25 Contacts, Names & Numbers)

WME Agency is 2nd largest in the world… and trying harder



Proper name is William Morris Endeavor. It was merely just William Morris but merged in 2009 with a second agency Endeavor and it was called WME2 and now just WME.

The agency was started in 1898 by a German immigrant, William Morris (aka: Zelman Moses), who represented Vaudeville Acts and during the silent film era Mr Morris and his agency represented Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, the Marx Brothers and Al Jolsen.

In 1930 Mr Morris sr turned over the agency to his son and passed away in 5 years during which time his son relocated the agency to California, first at Hollywood & Vine and then Beverly where it is still today.

In 1949 the agency purchased the Berg-Allenberg and added Frank Capra, Clark Gable & Judy Garland to its roster with clients that already included Sammy Davis Jr, Milton Berle & Rita Hayworth.

With the arrival of television, William Morris was the first agency to capitalize on it for it’s clients and now represented Bill Cosby, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, all tv stars, as well as movie stars like Jack Lemmon, Katherine Hepburn, Walter Matthau, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra,

William Morris, never standing still with complacency, now ventured in the ’50s & 60s into the music business and became a powerhouse by representing The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher and the Byrds and in 1973 the agency was the first to establish a Nashville office.

Today, post 2000, the agency had it’s first true crisis as fellow agents George Lane and Mark Cardonick left to open CAA (today’s largest agency in the world) was founded along with Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer, William Haber, etc., but bounced back in 2009 with a merger with boutique agency Endeavor and formed today’s WME in the former Endeavor office on Wilshire Blvd.

Like CAA, WME has had a massive infusion of equity capital from Private Equity Firm “Silver Lake Partners” and has used the cash, like CAA, to get into the sports promotion and marketing business by buying IMG.



HOT TIP: Secret way to get into Hollywood (I’m sure you’ve heard about it, now try it) and become an Agent (this is where you start), and then a Development Executive, or a Producer… that is assuming you’re not making millions as being an agent

AGENT TRAINING PROGRAM: Great Tidbit of info. The “mailroom” is actually a phrase used at William Morris for it’s in-house agency training program…which is a superb way to learn the business and become a deal-maker, assuming you have amazing personal skills & a super-human work-ethic & are blessed with being an amazing salesman.  PS. Why not phone William Morris Endeavor (see number below) and apply to the training program, move to Beverly Hills and start dealmaking (Note: It ain’t gonna be that easy)


You start off in the basement with 20-30 other Phi Beta Kappa grads. You literally go office-to-office and deliver the mail… and you are in hopes that within 4-months you get an actual desk, and become Assistant #2, with an agent.


Where CAA has over 5,000 Agents & Employees, WME, being #2, has about 4,000 Agents & Employees and is the only agency with “smart elevators”.

Duh? Huh? I am not going to explain what “smart elevators” (ADD sidebar) are but when you take your project and go to the Beverly Hills office, walk past the lobby’s receptionist, where you query about WME floor number and you press that floor on the elevator button what occurs will “make you stupid”.

Oh, I got it they purposely put in elevators, called smart, that actually make you dumb, and now you are ready to be taken advantage of at a meeting…. very interesting.

Confused… Next time in Beverly Hills, park your car, and walk to 9601 Wilshire Blvd (you’ll quickly find the door is not on Wilshire… very interesting), Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and walk inside an press a button on the elevator… I promise “you will feel dumb”.



Silver Lake Partners


Ari Emmanuel (Co-CEO) & Patrick Whitesell (Co-CEO)


Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Tina Fey, Rihanna, Maria Sharapova, Gisele Bundchen. Plus men like Ed Burns, Steve Carell, Tim Allen, Vin Diesel, Snoop Dog, Billy Idol, Ben Stiller, Michael Strahan, Denzel Washington, Forrest Whitaker…. and women like Angela Bassett, Carol Burnett, Kathie Lee Gifford, Diane Lane, Queen Latifah, Mandy Moore, Emma Stone, Wanda Sykes, Betty white and….


Besides Film, TV, Music, Speakers & Commercials; WME has expanded with purchases of “Droga5” (ad agency), “MADE Fashion Week”, “Global eSports Management”, “ICON Sports Management”, “Artist Voice” and “Professional Bull Riders Assn”. WME has even invested in Uber and by far it’s largest investment/purchase has been by buying acquiring IMG.




(ONE) HOLLYWOOD: 9601 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 (TEL: 310-285-9000)

(TWO) MANHATTAN: 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019  (TEL: 212-586-5100)

(THREE) FLORIDA: 119 Washington Ave, Suite 400, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139  (TEL: 305-938-2000)

(FOUR) ENGAND: Centre Point, 103 New Oxford St, London, WC1A  (TEL: 44-20-7534-6800)

(FIVE) TENNESSE: 1600 Division St, #300, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203  (TEL: 615-3000)



Danny Greenberg (Head, Motion Pictures)

Jason Spitz (Head, Motion Pictures)

David Wirtschafter (Head, Motion Pictures)

Adrianna Alberghetti, Kimberly Bialeck, Rob Carlson, Daniel Cohan, Rich Cook, Philip d’Amecourt, Chris Donnelly, Michael Esola, Simon Faber, Ashley Fox, Daniel Gobai, Jeff Garin, Roger Green, Elia Infascelli-Smith, David Karp, Craig Kestel, Charles King, David Lubliner, Robert Newman, Phillip Raskind, Cliff Roberts, Sarah Self, Mike Simpson, Alex Yuracian….

Happy Filmmaking

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Dov S-S Simens / Dean / Hollywood Film Institute

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12 comments on “WME: Agency #2 (25 Contacts, Names & Numbers)”

  1. I spoke w/ Jason from wmd entertainment @ 12:12 pm we called our convo keep legitition 4/ 27 /16 he spoke of calling me back. reminder I’m @ (402) 253- 7076 Omaha , Nebraska

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  5. Seeking a Musical Agent – Can WME Entertainment Agency Help?

  6. Sturla Austad says:

    Need to get in contact with Jason Spitz, concerning contact with Aaron Sorkin. Got a screenplay I want him to evaluate.

  7. WME Entertainment
    Ari Emanuel CEO
    9601 Wilshire Blvd,
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Mr. Ari Emanuel:
    Per my last letter to you, I explained the responsibility of A Just Cause to conduct an extensive investigation into the humiliation and racial and gender bias being shown to Tanique Wright, Vice President of HR for Professional Bull Riders. Through that investigation and our own internal research, we continue to find disturbing things happening within your organization. This has solidified our efforts to bring justice to Ms. Wright and hold you and your executives accountable for allowing this type of behavior to continue.

    A Just Cause is aware of a former employee of Endeavor (formally WME), Adam Venit’s decision to leave WME, Endeavor amid sexual harassment allegations involving actor Terry Crews, who said, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to me.” It appears that Endeavor/WME embraces the humiliation of all human beings.

    Terry Crews is being contacted regarding Ms. Wright as well. This appears to be a culture problem at WME, and your clients who may not be aware of WME’s toxic environment are already being contacted by A Just Cause.
    AS stated in my previous email communication to you and your Executives, this campaign has already begun and will aggressively go forward. The sad fact that Bill Orielly was also part of WME/Endeavour, is painting a very unfavorable view of your Company. The humiliation of Tanique Wright, an African American Executive, is proof of the “Weinstein Culture” and the discrimination of women demonstrated at WME/Endeavour.
    Be aware the following Media Outlets have been CC’d on this communication:
    CBS News, ABC News reporter Byron Pitts, The Washington Post, Fox News, New York Times, ACLU LA Times and many more.


    Lamont Banks
    Executive Director
    A Just Cause

  8. Mohannad says:

    To whom it may concern

    I’m Mohannad an author certified from the British Library. My novel was accepted in Bollywood but I’m going to give it a chance in order to enter Hollywood.
    I’m interested to contact well known producers to proceed the film production stage.
    This is my first email that I send for Hollywood agents.
    With a will to have a response

    Kind Regards

  9. Linda Wise says:

    After the shaming of the unequal pay bomb that went off lately … I’m just saying “I think every woman in the country and beyond should BOYCOTT this agency and any movies, etc… from this establishment” Shame on you for the slap in the face to every female that has ever worked and tried to raise a family on a dime while their spouse lives off of them. Women are human too and are raising families. How are we to get ahead in life for our children if companies like yours is working against us for the sake of profit for their own. op

  10. john grant says:

    Can you imagine how i felt when the Studio lost my signed ‘Tuco’ signed by Eli Wallach. I had requested that my long time hero Mr Eastwood sign the photo and return it to me. I sent registered with SAE to return. In lieu of this you sent an 8×10 PRINTED autograph that I was told, Personally signed by Mr Eastwood. Nice work!!

  11. WME entertainment . I have paid twice now to see Sara Evans .$2,500 the first time and they fired james for helping trying to set things up so my father who was house bound could have a wish come true .then said my money had Exspired without even seeing Sara Evans Becky gaardenhire next was helping said $2.000 dollars they wanted being i did pay and not get what i paid for.They relocated her on special assignment and wont send money back cause its gone and still wont let me meet Sara Evans,My next step is getting a lawyer and a law suit against them dad died in January .you aren’t keeping up with what you brag about .thomas cisar

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