WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR PARTNER TALKS ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF FILM AND TELEVISION

 

Tim Curtis works at one of the biggest and oldest talent agencies in the world: William Morris Endeavor. As a partner and agent for celebrity endorsements and voiceovers, he represents some of today’s biggest stars including Dwayne Johnson, Christian Bale, Alison Brie, Ellie Kemper, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Mandy Moore, Tina Fey, Halle Berry. The list goes on and on. And while many would assume an industry player of his caliber would be oozing of that Ari Gold infamous Hollywood persona, Tim is anything but. In the last few years of our friendship, I’ve almost had to force any sort of business talk or fun details about his 75-100 set visits per year out of him (a true rarity in our obsessive industry). Instead, he talks about the 10 Broadway shows he just saw on one of his frequent week-long trips to New York. Or, all about the times he fully produced a mini 2-day Amazing Race competition for a group of his friends complete with cameramen recording the entire experience and perfectly branded clues. He also throws one of the best Oscar-watching parties in town—a 20+ year tradition that I’m determined to finally place Top 10 in next year. So although Tim’s accomplishments of being a top Hollywood agent are obvious, he caries a silent wisdom that speaks for itself. I’ll continue trying to squeeze more industry knowledge out of him, but for now, enjoy our lunchtime conversation from the beautiful insides of Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills.