Wasserman Acquires Brillstein Entertainment Partners

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Wasserman has finalized its acquisition of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, bringing along their entertainment management and content vertical. Co-CEOs Cynthia Pett and Jon Liebman will continue reading Brillstein alongside Marc Gurvitz, Sandy Wernick and all of Brillstein’s partners (George Freeman, Missy Malkin, David McIlvain, Alex Murray, Andrea Pett and Tim Sarkes).

The company’s powerhouse roster includes Nate Bargatze, Seth Meyers, Adam Sandler and many more, including Brad Pitt, Florence Pugh, Elizabeth Olsen and other acclaimed actors.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Cynthia, Jon, Sandy, Marc and the entire Brillstein family and roster to our fold,” Casey Wasserman said in a statement. “They join our company as we continue to expand the breadth and depth of our capabilities to serve clients globally in unique and innovative ways. 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 proud.”

Over its 45 years, Brillstein has represented many successful actors, writers, directors, comedians, authors and producers. It has also produced television shows, movies, documentaries and podcasts.

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

The company’s 30 plus managers will also continue with Brillstein as it joins Wasserman.