WMA in control of Jackson's act


Janet Jackson has signed with WMA for representation in all areas.

While Jackson is known as a recording artist, she is coming to the agency after a starring role in Tyler Perry's hit "Why Did I Get Married?" She also is prepping a worldwide tour to promote a new album due in February.

"Janet is one of the most iconic female entertainers of our time," WMA president Dave Wirtschafter said. Jackson will be repped by a team of agents led by Wirtschafter and Charles King that will run across multiple divisions of the agency including film, touring, licensing and merchandising, television, theater, publishing and new technology.

Jackson said she was attracted to the agency because of its long history. Jackson continues to be repped by managers Johnny Wright and Kenneth Crear as well as attorney Don Passman.