One of New York’s top independent talent managers is joining the growing WME-IMG fold.
James Dixon, whose Dixon Talent represents Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, among others, is selling his business to the sports and entertainment behemoth that has been on a buying spree of late. Dixon’s A-list clients are expected to remain with the firm.
Dixon, whose small management company has amassed an enviable roster of clients, including comic Adam Carolla, ESPN’s Bill Simmons and The Voice host Carson Daly, will remain a separate entity under the WME-IMG banner, rather than being integrated into the bigger fold. The acquisition will boost WME-IMG’s roster of top comics and TV broadcasters. The company already represents Chris Matthews and Charlie Rose, among others in that space.
“James has built his business on two core philosophies that are intrinsic to WME-IMG: a belief in great talent and applying an entrepreneurial approach to representation,” WME-IMG co-CEO Patrick Whitesell tells The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. Adds co-CEO Ari Emanuel: “We look forward to extending his business even further through the resources WME-IMG has to offer across each of its divisions.”
Barry Manilow talks to ‘The Desert Sun‘ about taking part in the ‘Colbert Report’ final, and details how the massive star-studded sing-along was meticulously planned and performed.
“There were around 100 famous (REALLY) famous people there,” he told me by e-mail this weekend. “I was told that Stephen had chosen only his favorite guests. I couldn’t have been more honored to be included in that stellar group.”
Vulture recently enlisted a variety of celebrities, musicians, filmmakers, authors and media personalities who have been guests on or are fans of ‘The Colbert Report’ to recount their memories of and experiences with one of the greatest television characters of all time.
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Jon Stewart has been making the rounds promoting his directorial debut, Rosewater. During his interviews, he has been asked about Stephen’s move to The Late Show. Jon and Stephen have such a strong professional and personal bond and it constantly shows through. Jon has given his warm opinions of Stephen several times and you will find them in the following interviews.