hanson film institute tucson film office
Inside Track Series
#4: Agents & Managers


markBRAD SLATER, an agent at WME in Beverly Hills started his career after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1996. His first job upon graduating was in foreign distribution selling American made films to countries throughout the world. In 1998 he made the transition to the representation business and went to work at Michael Ovitz’ Artist Management Group (AMG) as an assistant to talent manager Rick Yorn.

After learning the business and working his way up, Mr. Slater was promoted and became a talent manager in August, 2001. After managing various careers he made the transition to agent in 2003 at the William Morris Agency. After working as an agent for 7 years, the William Morris Agency merged with the renown Endeavor Agency forming WME in 2009.

Mr. Slater is now in his 11th year as an agent and is responsible for the careers of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Costner, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Terry Crews, Ben Affleck, Bridget Moynahan, Jerry Ferrara, Michael Strahan, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, and Jon Bones Jones. Brad lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife, Kara and their twin 1 ½ year old boys, Brady and Jackson.

<< BACK