EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, the Oscar-winning scribes who wrote The Descendants and who helmed their script for The Way, Way Back, the Sundance film that starred Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and Toni Collette. This continues a run of screenwriter signings for the agency, which recently brought Akiva Goldsman and Nebraska‘s Bob Nelson into the fold. The agency also signed Robert Zemeckis recently.
Faxon & Rash had been at CAA. Faxon is also an actor, and he continues with Principato Young for management, while Rash is managed by Intellectual Artists. The law firm Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder rep both.