UPDATE 2:25 PM: Claire Danes has signed with WME.
EXCLUSIVE – 10:45 AM: ICM has just lost Claire Danes and may be about to lose Rosario Dawson. I’m told Danes, who’d been Carol Bodie’s client, was spotted at WME the other day and is taking agency meetings. Dawson is still at the agency but also is “taking meetings” — and believed heading for CAA.
Also, writer/director Billy Ray has fired his longtime Broder/ICM agent Bruce Kaufman to sign with CAA. Kaufman helped him become an in-demand screenwriter and then a writer/director. It’s “a display of shocking ingratitude,” one source outside ICM told me. “Evidently, Ray has to blame someone besides himself for why no one will finance his uncommercial dramas. What makes it even more ironic is that Ray’s father was an agent, so you’d think he would have taught his son something about loyalty.” Harsh.
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