Hollywood Agent Lisa Hallerman Makes Life Change: Leaving WME To Help Addicts

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s more proof that there’s life after Hollywood. At the age of 43 (yesterday), she’s going back to her real name of Elisa Hallerman and into a new profession as a licensed drug and alcohol counsellor after 15 years as a successful talent agent handling TV and movie stars. She started as an assistant and rose to become a UTA partner and co-head of the talent department that handled marquee comedy talents like Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Owen Wilson, and Ben Stiller. In 2008, she left UTA and joined Endeavor as a partner. After the takeover of William Morris Agency, she continued as a tenpercenter at the combined WME. For the past year she’s been planning her transition out of the agency biz and now she’s decided this week is her last at WME. “She’s following her heart,” one of her pals tells me. That’s because she’ll be using her professional experience in the service business and her life experience with close to a decade of sobriety to start a case management business for the drug/alcohol dependent as well as run a sober living home for young male addicts. (more…)

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