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  1. Ari Emanuel Talks WME-IMG's China Strategy: "You Need Proper Partners"

    5:30 am 6/15/2016

    The talent agency and sports-fashion powerhouse is boosting its presence in China with a new subsidiary, launched in partnership with private equity firm Sequoia Capital China and Tencent. Read more

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  2. Owen and Luke Wilson, Ari Emanuel, Brian Grazer Fete MOCA and Ed Ruscha

    12:00 am 5/16/2016

    Hollywood and L.A.'s art world danced and celebrated at the third annual gala, where Robin Thicke stepped in to perform in place of a sidelined Flo Rida.Read more

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  3. Hollywood and China: A Fad or Future of the Film Industry?

    7:29 pm 4/22/2016

    An all-star executive panel including Ari Emanuel, Jim Gianopulos, Bob Simonds and the head of Wanda Pictures discussed the future of the world's two largest film industires in Beverly Hills on April 16.Read more

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  4. CAA Insider Fires Back at WME: "They've Been Trying to Mimic [Us] for Years"

    7:18 pm 3/30/2016

    In this week's THR cover story, WME|IMG co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell claimed that CAA is "freaking out" over their agency's success.Read more

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  5. Would WME Re-Sign Former Client Donald Trump?

    3:52 pm 3/30/2016

    "I'm not delving into that conversation," says Ari Emanuel, whose WME acquired the Miss Universe pageant from the GOP presidential candidate.Read more

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  6. A Month in the Life of Hollywood Superagents: Models, Premieres and Bro-Hugs With Ben Affleck

    8:00 am 3/30/2016

    Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell reveal their February schedule of events, including Brian Grazer's wedding celebration and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover launch soiree.Read more

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  7. Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell Unleashed: WME-IMG's Strategy, IPO Plans, China and the Doubters

    7:55 am 3/30/2016

    Fresh from a $5.5 billion valuation and a brash buying spree, the agency's co-CEOs open up on rival CAA (they're "freaking out"), Netflix ("a monopoly"?) Ben Affleck's future as Batman, Trump vs. Hillary, and critics of their $2.4 billion bet on sports and fashion: "They're all f—ing scared of their own goddamn shadow."Read more

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  8. Ari Emanuel Surprises Former Assistants With Cartier Watches

    2:56 pm 1/5/2016

    WME employees who toiled for the hard-charging agent shared favorite "horror stories" at a holiday lunch and were thanked by their co-CEO with an extravagant gift.Read more

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  9. Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell Tease New Deals, Talk Gender Pay Issues with The Rock

    10:15 pm 11/9/2015

    Speaking at a Fast Company event, Dwayne Johnson and his WME agents (almost) revealed an in-the-works partnership, promoted their many recent acquisitions (including Professional Bull Riding) and addressed actress salaries: "There haven't been roles where they've been put in the center of movies."Read more

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  10. WME Launching Venture Capital Fund (Exclusive)

    6:00 am 8/26/2015

    The agency is seeking to raise what one source says is around $150 million as part of a startup strategy, joining CAA and UTA in emphasizing diversification.Read more

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