EXCLUSIVE: When seasoned agents leave one major percentery for another, the tale is told by how many clients change addresses with them. Back in March, Stuart Manashil made the leap to WME after spending the past 6 1/2 years at CAA and before that spent six years at UTA. In what marks the third case — Dan Aloni and Warren Zavala were the first two — where agents pried their clients away from CAA, Manashil has strengthened WME’s writer-director roster quite a bit.
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Here’s who he brought with him: Alex Graves, who helmed the most recent Game Of Thrones episode; Pixar’s Day Of The Dead writer Matt Aldrich; Evil Dead‘s Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues; Carlos helmer Olivier Assayas; Simon Barrett (You’re Next); Henry Bean (Internal Affairs); Simon Brand (Default); Juan Campanella (The Secret In Their Eyes); John Dowdle & Drew Dowdle (Quarantine); Kieran Fitzgerald (The Homesman); Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer); Matteo Garrone (Reality); Azazel Jacobs (Momma’s Man); Frederic Jardiin (Sleepless Night); Chris Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Scouts Vs. Zombies); Alex & David Pastor (Carriers); Jerome Salle (The Tourist); Ariel Vromen (Iceman); and Skip Woods, the scribe whose credits include X-Men Origins: Wolverine and A Good Day To Die Hard.