Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs

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Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony‘s Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…

‘American Gods’ Ricky Whittle Signs With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: In a move that is way more bottom line and big league than leap of faith, American Gods star Ricky Whittle has signed up with WME for representation in all areas, I’ve learned.
Just over a week after the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed 2001 novel kicked off work on its second season, Whittle has cleaned the decks with his now past reps at Talentworks and managers Untitled Entertainment. Throwing in his lot with the Ari Emanuel and Patrick…

Jay Danzi Joins WME As Partner, Brings Golf Star Jordan Spieth

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Former Lagardère Sports U.S. COO and longtime sports executive Jay Danzi has joined WME as a partner. Moving to WME with Danzi will be his team including Jordan Lewites and Laura Moses as well as various consulting clients and golf star Jordan Spieth, who will be represented by both WME and IMG.
In addition to managing Spieth and continuing his work in golf and consulting, Danzi will also look to cultivate new business opportunities across the entire Endeavor…

Jordan Spieth’s Manager Jay Danzi Joins WME as Partner

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Jay Danzi, former U.S. COO of Lagardère Sports and manager for pro golfer Jordan Spieth, has joined WME as a partner, the agency announced Monday.

Danzi will be bringing his management and consulting team to the agency, including Jordan Lewites and Laura Moses and various consulting clients. He also brings Spieth into the fold, with the three-time major champion now being represented by WME and IMG.

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“Jordan is a world-class talent, and we’re excited to welcome him to the family,” said Patrick Whitesell, Executive Chairman, of Endeavor. “When you look at what he and Jay have already accomplished and consider WME and IMG’s ability to amplify Jordan’s reach across entertainment and sports, the possibilities are endless.”

“Additionally, in adding Jay and his team of creative, strategic executives to the fold, we’re increasing our expertise across brand strategy, sales, talent management and corporate consulting. I look forward to all we’re going to accomplish together.”

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Previously, Danzi was Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Wasserman Media Group, as well as Vice President and Global Head of Recruiting for IMG’s golf business and Brand Manager at Bright Sun Consulting, where he oversaw sports and brand marketing.

Upon joining Lagardère Sports in 2013, Danzi became involved in the company’s brand consulting, sales, and golf consulting groups, becoming COO in February 2017. He announced his departure from the company last month.

Danzi has also served as Spieth’s caddie on the PGA circuit, carrying the golfer’s clubs at the 2016 Singapore Open after his regular caddie, Michael Greller, injured his ankle. Spieth exploded onto the golf scene in 2015, when he won the Masters and U.S. Open. Last year, he won the Open Championship and in doing so joined Jack Nicklaus as one of only two golfers to win three majors before turning 24. He finished third at the 2018 Masters last week.

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