Clay Kaytis, who is making his directorial debut on Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie, has signed with WME. Kaytis was previously a head of animation at Disney with credits including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled.
Angry Birds stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Hannibal Buress and Bill Hader and opens May 20. The film is based on the global bestselling game app from Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. Angry Birds has spawned a number of film tie-ins (i.e. Star Wars, Rio), sister games as well as a successful line of merchandising driving Rovio to annual sales of $170M in 2014.
Kaytis is managed by Primary Wave Entertainment and also repped by Weston, Garrou & Mooney.