The William Morris Agency has revamped its management,promoting two executives to top jobs after three veterans left over differencesabout the company's direction.
The agency, which represents top celebrities such asOscar winners Russell Crowe and Halle Berry, named Dave Wirtschafter presidentand Irv Weintraub chief operating officer.
Norman Brokaw remains chairman, and Jim Wiatt retains hispost as chief executive.
Reuters reported that board members Sam Haskell, SteveKram and Richard Rosenberg left over "philosophical differences" andsold their ownership shares back to the agency.
Wirtschafter joined the agency in 1999, and waspreviously head of the agency's motion picture group. Weintraub has been atWilliam Morris since 1990 and was chief financial officer.
Haskell had worked at the agency for 26 years and washead of its television operations. Kram had been the company's chief operatingofficer, and Rosenberg was an executive vice president who specialized in thecompany's music operations.