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Despite Delta Variant Concerns, Endeavor Raises Guidance For Year
In its second quarterly earnings report since going public in April, Endeavor reported revenue of $1.1 billion, just missing Wall Street expectations for revenue. Endeavor CEO Jason Lublin said that three shows from Endeavor Content were pushed into Q3, and were responsible for some $90 million in revenue. And while the company turned a modest […]
Endeavor Swings to Slim Profit Thanks to UFC in First Earnings Report Since IPO
In its first quarterly earnings report since going public in April, Endeavor posted net income of $2.4 million, a significant improvement from the same quarter a year ago, when the company posted a net loss of more than $51 million. The pandemic continues to batter many of its businesses, although a strong performance from the […]
Endeavor Promotes Agency Execs Courtney Braun, Michelle Walter
Endeavor has promoted Courtney Braun to general counsel of its client representation group, while Michelle Walter is upped to chief financial officer of WME.
Endeavor Takes Stake in BDA Sports Management to Expand Basketball Business
WME parent company Endeavor has made a strategic investment in BDA Sports Management that will see basketball agent Bill Duffy become a strategic advisor to WME Sports.
Shakira Signs With WME
Latin pop star Shakira has signed with WME in all areas.
Wirecard Scandal Reporters Dan McCrum, Paul Murphy Sign With WME
Two award-winning Financial Times reporters, Dan McCrum and Paul Murphy, who investigated and uncovered the Wirecard scandal, are expanding their media profile by signing with WME in all areas.
WME, Endeavor Content Increase Assistant Pay
WME is joining fellow major agencies in responding to the #PayUpHollywood movement by increasing assistant pay, as well as introducing a few new benefits for the group.
As UTA Breaks Ranks, What’s Next for Writers Guild and Agencies?
Perseverance, member solidarity and a major assist from the coronavirus-fueled recession brought the Writers Guild of America a victory on July 15 in its battle with the major talent agencies, signing UTA to a modified version of its franchise agreement. But the deal itself is somewhat less than it appears, having been watered down with each iteration as at least nine significant agencies signed on over the last year. And ultimately, UTA extracted enough concessions to make the agreement a win for both sides.
Gamer Tim “the Tatman” Betar Signs With WME (Exclusive)
Tim Betar, a popular video game player also known as "Tim the Tatman," has signed with WME for representation in all areas.
WME Signs Hypebeast for Film, TV Projects (Exclusive)
WME has signed Hypebeast, which grew from a sneaker blog to become a digital media company and e-commerce platform.
WME Head of Music Marc Geiger Exits
WME partner and worldwide head of music Marc Geiger is leaving the agency after 17 years.
WME Partner Theresa Kang-Lowe Exits to Launch Management Company With Apple Overall Deal (Exclusive)
Kang-Lowe, who will bring Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron with her as a client, has set up an exclusive deal with Apple TV+.