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Dave Wirtschafter

  • Board Member, WME Entertainment
  • Member, Rework America

Dave Wirtschafter is a board member at WME. As the president of the former William Morris Agency, he was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the Endeavor agency.

Wirtschafter joined WMA in September 1999 after twelve years at International Creative Management. There he was Executive Vice President and agent, first in television and then in the motion picture department. He began his career at Creative Artists Agency in their business affairs division.

Wirtschafter represents clients in every area of the entertainment industry, including writers and directors such as the Wachowskis (“Matrix”), Ridley Scott (“Prometheus,” “Gladiator,” “Robin Hood”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men”), Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2,” “Chicago”), Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hunting”), Carlos Saldanha (“Ice Age,” “Rio”), Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (“How to Train Your Dragon,” “Lilo & Stitch”) and award-winning documentarian Ken Burns (“The War”); musicians such as Grammy Award-winners Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jack White, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Drake, Tyler the Creator, Janelle Monae, Usher and Taylor Swift; athletes such as Tim Tebow and Dwight Howard; author Malcolm Gladwell; fashion house Rodarte, and corporations like Starbucks.

Wirtschafter is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School. He is married to Dominique Lett Wirtschafter, a screenwriter/director.