WASS UP? AGENCY SNAGS BRILLSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT

Wasserman has finalized a deal to acquire management and production company Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Wass Chairman/CEO Casey Wasserman and Brillstein co-CEOs Cynthia Pett and Jon Liebman made the joint announcement early on 9/18.

Brillstein’s top execs, including Pett, Liebman, Marc Gurvitz, Sandy Wernick and all its partners (George Freeman, Missy Malkin, David McIlvain, Alex Murray, Andrea Pett and Tim Sarkes) will join Wasserman’s executive leadership team while continuing to lead Brillstein. Brillstein’s 30+ managers in L.A. and New York will remain with the company.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Cynthia, Jon, Sandy, Marc and the entire Brillstein family and roster to our fold,” Wasserman offered. “While we welcome this storied management and production company to Wasserman, I am also appreciative of our heritage and shared values. Personally, I hope this would make Bernie [Brillstein] proud.”

“All of us at Brillstein are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Wasserman and tap into their extensive resources on behalf of our management clients,” reads the quote issued jointly by Pett and Liebman. "We share the same vision, which is to serve all of our clients—in talent, lit, comedy, digital and gaming—in an increasingly complex ecosystem. We can’t wait to get started.”

Brillstein’s client roster includes Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Chandler, Courteney Cox, Russell Crowe, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Tiffany Haddish, Eve Hewson, Charlie Hunnam, Nick Lachey, Bill Maher, Rami Malek, Seth Meyers, Catherine O'Hara, Elizabeth Olsen, Brad Pitt, Florence Pugh, Adam Sandler, Martin Short, Cecily Strong and Jason Sudeikis.

Sullivan & Cromwell repped Wasserman in the deal, while Moelis & Co. and Willkie Farr & Gallagher repped Brillstein.

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