Television talent agent Sean Grumman has joined WME after abruptly leaving CAA last week, TheWrap has learned.
The rep for actors like “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus and Golden Globe-winning “The Affair” actress Ruth Wilson had been with the agency for roughly 15 years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Last week, TheWrap exclusively reported that Grumman was escorted out of the agency’s Century City, California, offices by security, according to an insider.
According to another individual with knowledge of the situation, Grumman’s contract was due to expire at CAA when he accepted an offer from WME.
In addition to Wilson, Grumman’s high-profile client list includes actor Donald Sutherland, “This Is Us” star and renewed heartthrob Milo Ventimiglia and “Kingdom” star Frank Grillo. He was also on agency teams representing “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus and actress Nina Dobrev.
It is not clear yet whether his entire client list will follow Grumman to CAA although many are expected to.
Last month, longtime WME agent Cliff Roberts exited the agency and was rumored to end up at CAA, however, a rep for the agency didn’t return a request for comment.
Roberts has a client list that includes Oscar-winning co-writer and director Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), Rawson Thurber (“Central Intelligence”) and Morten Tyldum (“Passengers”), and writers such as Seth Grahame Smith, Carlton Cuse, Mark L. Smith, Anthony Peckham and Dana Fox.
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