Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose at D10 (Video)

Yes, Ari does have a temper.


Co-CEO, William Morris Endeavor Agency

At the intersection of entertainment and digital technologies as the co-CEO of WME, Ari Emanuel built the leading entertainment and media firm in Hollywood and well beyond that zip code - first as founding partner of the Endeavor Agency until its mid-2009 merger with the legendary William Morris Agency.

Consider a short list of actors, writers and directors that Emanuel represents: Michael Moore, Martin Scorsese, Nancy Meyers, Matthew Vaughn, Peter Berg, Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, M. Night Shyamalan, Errol Morris, Larry David, Charlie Rose, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Douglas and Sacha Baron Cohen.

He's also just struck a very intriguing "strategic partnership" with large private equity firm Silver Lake, which is buying a 31 percent stake to help turbocharge WME's digital efforts and help it cope with the changing nature of entertainment distribution as consumer Internet use has exploded.

As changing it certainly is, with Emanuel charged with figuring it all our for his impressive stable of clients, in what has been a long career in Hollywood. Prior to founding Endeavor, he was a partner at InterTalent and a senior agent at International Creative Management. He began his entertainment industry career as an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Emanuel graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

Posts With Ari Emanuel

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.

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Former Microsoft CFO Peter Klein Takes His Talents to William Morris

Talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment said on Monday that it had hired former Microsoft CFO Peter Klein to be its new financial chief. William Morris is in the process of acquiring IMG Worldwide, and Klein will serve as CFO of both entities when the deal closes, reporting to co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel.

In Self-Imposed Alternative to SOPA, Google Will Ding Repeat Copyright Offenders in Search Results

Google said today that it will use the number of copyright-removal notices filed against a certain domain as a signal in its search results.

Google’s Wojcicki and Pichai on Ads and Chrome: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

Two of Google’s powerful overlords talk about what makes the search giant such a, well, giant.

Hollywood’s Ari Emanuel Has Strong Opinions About Content: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

The Hollywood super-agent unplugged (as if he is ever plugged).

Ari’s New Message to Googlers: Let’s Hug It Out, Geeks!

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Google’s Susan Wojcicki Responds to Ari Emanuel on Copyright Filtering

Sometimes the juxtapositions at D allow for companies on opposite sides of an argument to talk to each other in public.

Day Two at D10 in Tweets and Pictures

D attendees add their voices and images to the voices and images coming from the stage.

Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose at D10 (Video)

Yes, Ari does have a temper.

Ari Emanuel Wants You to Shut Up and Pay Up

A nice nightcap for the D10 crowd: A visit from Hollywood mover and shaker Ari Emanuel, the talent agent with so much zest he got a (fictional) part in an HBO show.