EXCLUSIVE: Steve Rabineau has just jumped from UTA to join WME as a partner in the agency’s Motion Picture Literary department. Rabineau, who represents directors and writers, has a strong list that is expected to follow him. That includes Oscar-winning Gravity helmer Alfonso Cuaron, Roger Donaldson, Todd Graff, Gavin Hood, Ron Hutchinson, Phillip Noyce, John Romano, Don Roos, Brad Silberling, John Waters and Simon West. Rabineau had been a partner at UTA, where he spent the last seven years. At WME, he will reunite with many of his former colleagues. Rabineau was a cornerstone agent and one of the first partners at Endeavor, but then he left there and spent six years at the William Morris Agency. That was before the merger of Endeavor and WMA, and he moved over to UTA before that union was consummated. Prior to that, he spent a decade at ICM, where he rose to become co-head of the Motion Picture department. Rabineau started his career in the WMA mailroom.
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