WME | IMG held a company-wide meeting today of all agents across all divisions, including the folks from IMG which the venerable talent agency merged with in 2013 in a mega $2.5 billion deal. No major announcements came from the meeting, rather one agent in attendance said the agency “thought it was time to connect everyone from different parts of the company.”
The meeting was called the WME | IMG Global Town Hall and it took place at Cooper Union in New York with Los Angeles’ agents piped in via video. Martin Scorsese, who is putting together mob film The Irishman, was in attendance for a Q&A as was model Chrissy Teigen.
Scorsese talked about how he started out back in the day with such filmmakers as Steven Spielberg and Brian DePalma and how his love and passion for filmmaking has kept him in the director’s chair still today. Teigen was interviewed by her longtime rep and together they talked about how the WME and IMG relationship was working and how well it meshed for her personally.
The companywide event was hosted by WME theater agent Scott Chaloff and IMG Models agent Josh Otten. Following the Q&As with their filmmaker and model clients, there was a talk from Angela Duckworth, the author of Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance.