Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dick Wolf leaves UTA

Deadline.com, 10.13.10
by Nellie Andreeva

Talk about a shocker. There's big news in the TV agency world -- Law & Order creator Dick Wolf has just left UTA where he had been a client of owner/founder Peter Benedek's since 1999 and more recently of Tracey Jacob's [right] (who also reps L&O: Criminal Intent's Vincent D'Onofrio). Also, I hear that he has not signed yet with a new agency and it is not clear if he intends to do so right away. "We are honored to have called Dick a client for more than a decade, and we are proud of our long relationship which has resulted in some of the best television series ever to air," the UTA partners said in a joint statement. "We wish Dick the very best."

Two decades after the launch of his original Law & Order series, Wolf remains one of the top earners in television with a very lucrative deal at NBC Universal for his Wolf Films. But at the same time, Wolf is known as an extremely hard-nosed businessman and hard-to-handle personality. Right now, he has three Law & Order series on the air: Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC and Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA; British offshoot Law & Order: UK, on which he also serves as an executive producer; as well as a pilot order at USA. But he lost the original Law & Order on NBC last spring (and a deal for TNT to take it over didn't work out) and the negotiation for Criminal Intent was long and arduous before its recent renewal. "I wish UTA the best going forward and I just want to take this opportunity to specifically thank Peter Benedek and Tracey Jacobs for their longtime help, thoughtfulness and advice," Wolf said.


2 comments:

Diane said...

'Long and arduous' eh? Considering the way the original cast was elbowed out of the way for Goldenbollocks, all I can say is a hearty 'GOOD!'

val said...

A conflict of interest - AND VINCENT WON! Goodie!

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