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William Morris' Jim Wiatt contemplates next move

May 22, 2009 |  4:13 pm


After pulling off the big William Morris Agency-Endeavor merger, Jim Wiatt is reportedly looking for a new  gig.

The William Morris chairman, who would retain the same title at the combined agency, WME Entertainment, won't leave immediately, according to one source familiar with the situation. He is, however, looking to start his next chapter.

Prior to the merger announcement, Wiatt had vigorously denied claims that he would play an emeritus role in the merged company, handing over day-to-day control to Ari Emanuel. Now with William Morris' future assured, it seems he's got his eyes fixed on the door.

Update: Get more details in the story from Saturday's Los Angeles Times.

-- Dawn C. Chmielewski

Photo: William Morris Chairman Jim Wiatt. Credit: Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images