An Evening with Jim Wiatt
September 20, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
An Evening with Jim Wiatt
Former Chairman and CEO of the William Morris Agency
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
About Jim Wiatt
One of the most well-respected senior executives in the global media and entertainment industry, Jim Wiatt served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the William Morris Agency (WMA) from 1999 until May 2009. Wiatt oversaw all areas of the entertainment company, including motion picture, television, music, publishing, theater, digital, commercial endorsements, sports marketing, business development, investments and corporate consulting. The company, with offices in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, Miami Beach, London and Shanghai, surged to record scale and profitability under Wiatt’s leadership. During his tenure, Wiatt initiated innovative deals, including the “Mailroom Fund,” a partnership with leading venture capital firms Accel Partners and Venrock Associates and communications giant AT&T to fund digital entertainment start-ups. He also helped create YouTube Gold, a new web company, to create professional content. Additionally, he was advisor for such deals as the sale of entertainment company Reveille to Shine. Wiatt was the architect of the merger between WMA and Endeavor Agency forming William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) in 2009. WME instantly became a major force in the media landscape.
Before joining WMA, Wiatt was Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of International Creative Management (ICM). Among his accomplishments at ICM, he helped take the company from public to private sector and led the business to growth in stature, market share and profitability during his 22-year tenure at the company.
Wiatt started CIW Consulting in the fall of 2009. He has consulted for YouTube and several private companies. He is the strategic advisor to AOL as well as a former member of the Board of Directors.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Wiatt is also a member of the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cancer Research Institute. He is Chairman of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, and serves as Chairman of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Executive Board for the Medical Sciences.
Wiatt resides in Los Angeles and New York with his wife Elizabeth and their two daughters.
Check & Reservations
This event is free of charge and open to all. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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