12:00pm PT by Chris Gardner
Chris Hemsworth's Tenure With Range Media Partners Ends
It was reported in December that upstart management-brand development company Range Media Partners had added Chris Hemsworth to its roster, reuniting the actor with his former CAA agent, Range co-founder Jack Whigham. But Hemsworth's tenure with Range has proved to be short-lived.
According to a source, Hemsworth had planned to have Range handle his branding opportunities but has now exited Range — "fairly or not" — because of what is characterized as overreach by the new company on matters CAA should have been handling. Another source, however, counters that Hemsworth's decision came after he made the move to consolidate his business under one roof.
Multiple sources confirm that Hemsworth and Whigham remain on great terms. Hemsworth, who runs his Centr workout app, is filming the next installment in his Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, for director Taika Waititi.
Amid the tectonic shifts in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a number of high-profile defections across the agency landscape, Range has emerged as a powerhouse player. It was founded when a collective including Dave Bugliari, Mackenzie Condon Roussos, Rich Cook, Michael Cooper, Susie Fox, Sandra Kang, Rachel Kropa, Chelsea McKinnies, Peter Micelli, Lucinda Moorhead, Mick Sullivan, Jack Whigham and Byron Wetzel teamed up last fall.
A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.