Dissent In Ranks Of Hollywood Writers

As television and movie writers find themselves in a standoff with the four major talent agencies, some of them want to push their unions in a new direction.

Judge In WGA Suit Against Agencies Replaced Again

WGA Sues Talent Agencies

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims agents’ use of so-called packaging fees is illegal under California law because they pose “numerous conflicts of interest between writers and the agencies serving as their agents.”

Ex-Anchor Diann Burns Joins Talent Agency

Montag Group Merges With Vision Sports

Ten months after merging its talent operations with IF Management, The Montag Group merged with another agency: Vision Sports run by Maury Gostfrand. The combined companies will work under The Montag Group name. “A lot of people thought that The Montag Group would be a boutique agency,” said Sandy Montag, who founded the company in […]

CAA Forms Harassment Victims Defense Fund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is canceling its annual Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defense fund to assist workplace harassment victims across all industries. A person with knowledge of the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak […]

Goldberg To Head of UTA News & Broadcasting

ICM Buys Headline Media Management

Talent agency ICM Partners has acquired Headline Media Management, a New York-based firm that represents on-air personalities and producers in TV news and sports. In the equity deal announced Wednesday, Headline CEO Lou Oppenheim and its president, Michael Glantz, will join ICM as partners.