Veteran literary agent Bart Walker is joining the Gersh Agency as senior partner, TheWrap has confirmed. He wraps his tenure at ICM after starting with the agency over 30 years ago.
Walker brings with him top clientele across film, television, and theater, including Oscar winner and nominees David Byrne, Lisa Cholodenko, Sofia Coppola, Tamara Jenkins, Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Oliver Stone and Thomas Vinterberg; Cannes, Venice and Sundance prize winners such as Mati Diop, Michel Franco, Mia Hansen-Love, Jim Jarmusch, the Kloster Brothers and Lorenzo Vigas; and multi-hyphenate artists such as Benoit Delhomme, Iram Haq, Sally Potter, Richard Press and Olmo Schnabel.
“The challenge of the moment in representation is focus and advocacy that is specific to the individual clients,” Walker said in a statement provided by Gersh. “My clients and I are thrilled to be joining the team at Gersh. David, Bob and Leslie have created a unique environment, and the agents there have impressed me across the board with their clarity about what it means to represent artists with passion and skill. I believe this is the direction of the future.”
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