the rep sheet

Kelley back with Endeavor

Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley has signed with Endeavor, which represented him for nearly eight years until his departure for WMA in April 2003. In addition to Endeavor, Kelley will continue to be managed by longtime reps Marty Adelstein and attorney Michael Gendler. Kelley helped put Endeavor on the map when it was formed in 1995. He signed less than a year after it was founded when Adelstein left CAA to become an Endeavor partner. Kelley left Endeavor after Adelstein exited in early 2002 to launch Original with producer Neal Moritz. Kelley is working on his legal dramedy "Boston Legal," now in its fourth season on ABC. The 10-time Emmy winner recently wrapped the drama pilot "Life on Mars," which is in contention at ABC for next season. (Nellie Andreeva)

Thompson chooses WMA

Fred Thompson is returning to Hollywood, signing with WMA for representation. The actor and former senator came off a five-year stint on "Law & Order" to run as a Republican presidential candidate. WMA chairman emeritus Norman Brokaw signed Thompson. Thompson, who represented Tennessee in the Senate from 1994-2002, gained national attention as minority counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee. His first appearance onscreen was in 1985 in the film "Marie," portraying himself in the fact-based story of a public corruption case he handled in the Volunteer State. His first acting role was in the 1987 film "No Way Out." Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including "In the Line of Fire" and "Die Hard 2," and he most recently portrayed President Ulysses S. Grant in HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." (Borys Kit)
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