Patrick Whitesell
American talent agent
Patrick Whitesell
Patrick Whitesell is a prominent American talent agent and co-CEO of WME, a leading entertainment and media agency. He joined the Endeavor Talent Agency as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and had a strong hand in the strategic growth of the company. In this capacity, he was instrumental in shaping Endeavor’s June 2009 merger with the William Morris Agency.
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Waterway gets new look with local help - Hawke's Bay Today
Google News - over 5 years
"It is a great response from the volunteers who turned up," said the regional council's environmental engineer Patrick Whitesell. "They can be proud of their hard work which has contributed a huge amount to the transformation of this area,
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Harakeke Waterway Planting Day Success - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
They can be proud of their hard work which has contributed a huge amount to the transformation of this area, and we couldn't have done it so efficiently without them,” said Patrick Whitesell, Regional Council's environmental engineer
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MILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL - Vineland Daily Journal
Google News - over 5 years
... Casey Taylor, Meagan Thornton, Anne Timmreck, Leshanay Toney, Brianna Valentin, Elisabeth Van Embden, Justin Weatherby, Megan Whildin, Patrick Whitesell, Jacklyn Whitmarsh, Jasmine Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jeremy Wilson and Jacob Zeller
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Insiders: Upcoming events - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
By Variety Staff TODAY: The Saban Free Clinic's 16th annual Golf Classic and awards dinner fetes WME's Patrick Whitesell. Tarzana's El Caballero Country Club. Thesabanfreeclinic.org SATURDAY: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" kicks off LACMA's Saturday
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Denzel Washington is holing up at Universal's 'Safe House' - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
WME's Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell had been handling more of Washington's career maneuverings in recent weeks as the actor's longtime agent, Ed Limato, dealt with health problems that led to his passing from lung disease last weekend
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Best of best in academia - The Bridgeton News - NJ.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Millville's top five were Sarah Lippincott, Jiselle Oteyza, Seth Van Embden, Kelsey Vizzard and Patrick Whitesell. Van Embden and Whitesell said at the conclusion of Monday's ceremony that it was a nice event. "It's nice to actually get a plaque," said
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William Morris Endeavor Hires GSA's Newman and Launches Composer Division ... - Film Music
Google News - almost 6 years
Newman will report to music department head Marc Geiger and WME's Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell. Amos Newman is the son of veteran composer Randy Newman, and will head a new division of WME focusing on music for film, television, games,
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QUESTIONS FOR PATRICK WHITESELL; The Career Builder
NYTimes - about 6 years
The number of wide-release films made this year fell over 30 percent from 2007. As one of Hollywood's best-known agents and the co-chief executive of William Morris Endeavor, do you see wide-release movies going the way of the dinosaur? I think there were too many in the marketplace. I think that's a correction to where it should be. About 1.3
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New Team Alters Disney Studios' Path
NYTimes - over 6 years
LOS ANGELES -- When you spend 38 years producing movies, as Jerry Bruckheimer has, you see studio regimes come and go -- out with the old, in with the new. The circumstances differ, but one aspect, he said, is always the same: ''Hollywood kills you when you bring in an outsider.'' Walt Disney Studios risked it anyway, firing its longtime chairman,
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Documentary? Better Call It Performance Art
NYTimes - over 6 years
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. CASEY AFFLECK wants to come clean. His new movie, ''I'm Still Here,'' was performance. Almost every bit of it. Including Joaquin Phoenix's disturbing appearance on David Letterman's late-night show in 2009, Mr. Affleck said in a candid interview at a cafe here on Thursday morning. ''It's a terrific performance, it's the
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A Merger Of Agencies Shakes Up Hollywood
NYTimes - almost 8 years
After months of discussion and rumors, two of the entertainment industry's largest talent agencies, William Morris and Endeavor, agreed on Monday to merge as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Hollywood is scrambling to shore up traditional movie, television and music businesses that are struggling with a digital revolution, while reaching for
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No More Easy Money
NYTimes - almost 8 years
In the bungalow offices here that house Steven Spielberg's newly formed DreamWorks Studios, the swagger is suddenly being dialed back a notch or two. When the company reorganized itself as an independent operation a few months ago, Stacey Snider, a co-owner of DreamWorks and its chief executive, envisioned herself presiding over a grand new empire.
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As Hollywood Agencies Lose Clout, Two Are Said to Consider a Merger
NYTimes - almost 8 years
For months, two of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies, Endeavor and William Morris, have quietly been talking merger. Endeavor has momentum, the William Morris Agency has depth, and a combined entity would challenge a leadership position long held by the dominant Creative Artists Agency. But the chatter here has been fixed instead on the retooled
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Agents Replaying A Hollywood Drama
NYTimes - over 8 years
ONCE upon a time in Hollywood, a band of rebels left a lumbering old talent agency to start a hot little company of their own -- and in a dozen years or so managed to reach the top of the heap. Twice upon a time, actually. Just as Michael S. Ovitz and his peers walked away from the William Morris Agency to found Creative Artists Agency more than 30
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BOîTE; Friends in High Places
NYTimes - over 8 years
THESE days, most Hollywood projects come with at least a dozen producers. Foxtail, the area's latest attraction for paparazzi, has only six, but they're heavy hitters. Two local night life impresarios, Sam Nazarian and Brent Bolthouse, collaborated with the director Brett Ratner (''Rush Hour''); the co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, Ben Silverman;
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Hollywood Scrambles As Strike Looms
NYTimes - over 9 years
In Hollywood's upper reaches this week, few are bothering to count past two. As in Adam Sandler has already booked his two ''pre-strike'' pictures, so let's try Vince Vaughn. Though it's unclear whether the forthcoming contract expirations of the entertainment industry's writers, actors and directors will lead to a work stoppage over the next year,
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Tilting Hollywood's Balance of Power to Talent Agency Clients
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Almost six years ago, big thinkers at Hollywood's Endeavor talent agency, best known as the players behind the industry satire ''Entourage'' on HBO, drilled into a bothersome question: Why should a star or director work for low pay on a labor of love only to see a film studio or foreign sales company strike it rich if the movie thrives in worldwide
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Tribal Customs Of Oscar
NYTimes - about 11 years
EVERYBODY knows about the Vanity Fair Oscar party, the much-hyped, post-awards gathering of winners, which is basically an extension of the red-carpet procession into the Kodak Theater early in the evening. Much less well known is that Hollywood's Oscar parties occupy an entire week, days and nights of cocktails, luncheons and benefits, when the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patrick Whitesell
    THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 36
    He joined the Endeavor Talent Agency as a partner in February 2001, where he was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
    More Details Hide Details Whitesell is the son of Patricia and John Patrick "Jack" Whitesell. His brothers are Sean, Christopher, and director John Whitesell. He is originally from Iowa Falls, Iowa. A graduate of Luther College in Iowa, he resides in Beverly Hills, CA with his wife and two children. Whitesell is an appointed member of the Governor's California Film Commission and an associate member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Whitesell worked at InterTalent from 1990 to 1992.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 30
    Whitesell served as head of the talent department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), from 1995 to 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Whitesell and WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel have been characterized as “rewriting the Hollywood script,” and they have been named to Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list.
  • 1992
    Age 27
    He was an agent at United Talent Agency (UTA), from 1992 to 1995.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born on February 21, 1965.
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