EXCLUSIVE: Veteran literary representative Alan Rautbort has joined the management and production firm Circle of Confusion where he will work with producers, production companies, directors and writers. The clients Rautbort is bringing with him include Aaron Zelman (ABC’s The Returned), Lauren Gussis (Showtime’s Dexter), Thania St. John (USA’s Covert Affairs), Phoef Sutton (TBS’ Just Do It Yourself), Ben Edlund (CW’s Supernatural), Eric Haney (CBS’ The Unit), Debra Fisher (ABC Family’s Twisted), Richard A. Clarke (Against All Enemies), Bill Birch (One Finger Salute), Brad Pope (The Goode Family) and Joshua Payne (Damages). “We’re extremely excited about Alan because he has such great experience and is so well-regarded,” Circle partner David Engel said. “His client list is a great addition to Circle’s roster.”

Rautbort began his career as an agent, starting as a trainee at CAA in 1993. He spent four years at ICM, where he was involved in the packaging of Mad Men, and three years at WMA before segueing to management in 2009 when he joined 3 Arts Entertainment. For the past two years he had his own company, Infinite Entertainment. Circle’s literary clients include the Wachowski siblings, Jon Spaihts, Max Landis, Brian Duffield, Daniel Minahan, Dan Sackheim, Jon Krokidas and director-actor Sarah Polley. On the producing side, the company has AMC megahit The Walking Dead.