WME Signs Cultural Critic Ira Madison III (Exclusive)

Xavier Guerra

In addition to writing for 'The Daily Beast,' Madison hosts the Crooked Media podcast 'Keep It!'

WME has signed cultural critic Ira Madison III in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Madison currently writes about entertainment for The Daily Beast, after having developed a following via bylines for GQ, MTV News, Vice and BuzzFeed (he also has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter). His pop culture/politics podcast Keep It! debuted at No. 3 on Apple's Top Podcasts chart in January and is part of WME-repped Crooked Media.

Madison received his master's degree in dramatic writing from NYU Tisch, and WME will work to expand his opportunities in film, scripted and non-scripted television, and digital media.

He continues to be managed by Kailey Marsh at Kailey Marsh Media.