WME partner Phillip Sun, whose clients include Idris Elba, Michael Jordan, and Lena Waithe, has left the agency to launch full representation joint venture M88 with Macro founder Charles D. King.
Macro is majority owner of the new company, established to raise the profile of traditionally under-represented talent, and folds its recently launched MACRO Management into the new entity.
Sun is named president and managing partner, and he and King are joined by MACRO Management partners Gaby Mena and Jelani Johnson.
Jordan will be Sun’s first client to join M88. Sun and Jordan built Jordan’s production company Outlier Society, which currently has first-look deals at Warner Bros. for film and Amazon Studios for television.
Along with recently announced president of Orion Pictures Alana Mayo, they created the first-ever corporate inclusion policy in partnership with Warner Media. WME will continue to represent Jordan.
Sun was one of the first Asian American agents to be promoted to partner at WME and co-founded internal support initiative Empower, and serves as a board member of USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative.
Macro’s feature credits include Mudbound, Fences, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Sorry To Bother You and Just Mercy, as well as Netflix’s Tigertail and the upcoming feature Judas And The Black Messiah for Warner Bros, with whom it has a first-look deal.