James L. Brooks Signs With WME
The agency’s TV department also has signed writer/producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”).
James L. Brooks has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The prolific film and TV writer/director won three Academy Awards for producing, directing and writing Terms of Endearment. He was later nominated another five times for his work on Broadcast News, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets. Brooks’ Gracie Films banner also is responsible for movies including Big, The War of the Roses and Bottle Rocket, as well as the animated juggernaut The Simpsons.
Other television classics the Emmy winner (with 20 separate wins, too many to itemize) has created include The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi and The Tracey Ullman Show.
Brooks continues to be repped by attorney Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham.
Also new to WME’s TV client roster:
Ian B. Goldberg, a writer/producer on Once Upon a Time for the first two seasons of the ABC fantasy drama. Goldberg is currently developing a drama about a colony set on Mars for The CW and also has a blind deal at NBCUniversal, where he will be developing with Man of Steel and The Dark Knight writer David Goyer. Goldberg, who previously was at CAA, is managed by Matt Ochacher at New Wave Entertainment.
Homeland co-executive producer Patrick Harbinson, who previously was at ICM Partners. Harbinson, whose previous credits include Person of Interest, 24 (including an episode of this year’s Live Another Day event series), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER, continues to be repped by Sue Rodgers of Independent Talent Group in the U.K.