Warner Bros TV’s head of business affairs Dan Limerick, who just left the studio, is headed to William Morris Endeavor. He will take over the talent agency’s TV business affairs department, replacing Catherine Sugar, who will segue to a new role as Head of Business Affairs, WME Global TV.
Limerick will run business affairs for WME’s television department – handling scripted, nonscripted, broadcasting and digital deals.
Meanwhile, Sugar will work with the WME international TV group on packaging series with international auspices, an area WME recently ventured into with such series as The Night Manager (AMC) and The Young Pope (HBO). She is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the agency’s London office.
For the past three years, Limerick served as head of WBTV business affairs. Before that, he co-ran the department with Adam Glick who will now succeed him at the studio.
At WBTV, Limerick was the business affairs point person and lead negotiator for the studio’s highest-profile producers, including J.J. Abrams, Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti, and oversaw dealmaking for all of the studio’s series. Limerick joined WBTV in 2002 as Director of Business Affairs and was promoted to VP in September 2004 and SVP in 2007. Before that, Limerick served as Director Business Affairs at independent TV production company Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.
Sugar is a 17 year veteran of WME and Endeavor. She has handled deals for such clients as Martin Scorsese, Amblin Television, Larry David, Dick Clark Prods. and David E. Kelley.
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