MarkAnkner1BREAKING: WME has minted 20 new partners into the agency fold, and those include the tireless Sundance dealmakers working under WME Global Finance & Distribution chief Graham Taylor. Mark Ankner, Liesl Copland and Alexis Garcia all have made partner.

lieslOn the talent side, Esther Chang, Brandon Liebman, Doug Lucterhand, Boomer Malkin, and Brent Morley got partner stripes. On the motion picture lit side, Sarah Self is a new partner.

alexisIn Scripted TV, Zach Druker, Lisa Harrison and Theresa Kang have made partner; from the Music Department, Michele Bernstein, David Levy, Rob Markus, and Joel Zimmerman made partner; from Commercials, Jeff Googel and Will Ward are now partners; Andy McNicol from Books is partner and so is Keith Friedenberg from Administration. This comes after the agency saw two longtime partners exit, with Brian Swardstrom moving to UTA and Christopher Donnelly becoming a manager at LBI.