TITLE

Agents get their game on

AUTHOR(S)
Ventre, Michael
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;7/12/2006, Vol. 292 Issue 6, Special Section pA1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the trend among talent agencies to acquire the expertise of sports specialists and agents. The Gersh Agency has acquired NFL experts Steve Feldman & Associates and football player Marcus Spears among many other agencies and professional athletes. At William Morris, former tennis player Jill Smoller handles high profile sports figures like Venus and Serena Williams and Kevin Garnett. This trend is said to be impacted by athletes' venture into other businesses including recording and publishing and the merging of sports and entertainment.
ACCESSION #
21571308

 

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