Executive Chairman, Endeavor
THE LATEST: In addition to playing a leading role at one of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, Whitesell represents some of the town’s top stars, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Endeavor’s IMG subsidiary recently struck a deal with Relevant Sports Group to sell media rights to RSG’s International Champions Cup soccer tournament.
BACKGROUND: Whitesell and Ari Emanuel created WME Entertainment in 2009 when they merged their Endeavor agency with William Morris. In 2014, they struck a deal with IMG to create WME | IMG as a sports, fashion, media and events company. Whitesell worked at United Talent Agency and Creative Artists Agency before joining Endeavor in 2001.
WORTH NOTING: Whitesell is a member of the California Film Commission and an associate member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
YEARS ON THE LA500: 4
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