WME Signs Wally Pfister As Film Director

EXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: Hollywood’s major agencies have found great success repping below-the-line talent, and especially cinematographers transitioning into directors like Wally Pfister. WME‘s recently arrived agent Dan Aloni made this high-profile sign since the Academy Award and ASC Award winner has been Chris Nolan‘s constant collaborator — and Aloni reps Nolan. ICM says it will still rep Pfister as a cinematographer. But Pfister is making his directorial debut on an untitled Alcon Entertainment project which Nolan will executive produce along with his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas. (Pfister right now is searching for a cinematographer for that pic.)

Pfister has been the cinematographer on every Nolan film: Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Interestingly, Pfister during post-production on Insomnia reportedly tipped Nolan to Christian Bale in Laurel Canyon and suggested the duo meet, which led to Bale being cast as Batman. Pfister recently revealed that he and Nolan shot some 60 minutes of the latest Batman sequel in 65mm IMAX, a real departure for him. Pfister is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray’s The Italian Job and Bennett Miller’s Moneyball.

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