EXCLUSIVE: WME has promoted Annabel Gualazzi, Max Maulitz, and Daniel Molina to Partner in the agency’s talent department, Deadline can exclusively reveal. The rising trio will continue to be based out of the agency’s Beverly Hills office.
Gualazzi has been with WME since 2007 and represents actors and directors alike. She brokered Selena Gomez’s deal for Hulu’s Emmy-winning murder mystery series Only Murders in the Building, catapulted Wednesday breakout Emma Myers into roles in the forthcoming Minecraft and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, and recently closed Rami Malek’s deal for James Vanderbilt’s historical drama Nuremberg. Other notable clients include Justice Smith, who has been all over Sundance this year with The American Society of Magical Negroes (Focus Features) and I Saw the TV Glow (A24); Eliza Scanlen, who will next be seen in BBC One’s Dope Girls and New Line thriller Caddo Lake; and Sophie Wilde, whom Gualazzi signed following her breakout with A24’s sequel-scoring Australian horror pic Talk to Me. The agent also reps The Black Phone star Mason Thames and closed his deal for Uni’s live-action How to Train Your Dragon film, in which he stars opposite Molina’s client, Nico Parker.
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Originally from Spain, Molina began his career at WME as an intern in 2013. He now represents actors and filmmakers, as well as musical artists expanding their careers into film and television, with a powerhouse roster of clients that includes Gal Gadot, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Dano, and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Molina also works with Callum Turner, who stars in George Clooney’s The Boys in the Boat and upcoming Apple series Masters of the Air, and Ursula Corbero from Netflix’s heist pic Lift. He helped broker a number of deals for clients with projects premiering at Sundance this year, including Andre Holland with Exhibiting Forgiveness, Dylan O’Brien with Ponyboi, Rose Glass with Love Lies Bleeding, and Camila Cabello with Rob Peace.
Maulitz, who started in the WME mailroom in 2013, has had a busy start to awards season as he represents such Golden Globe and Emmy winners and nominees as The Bear star Jeremy Allen White and creator Chris Storer, Succession star Jeremy Strong, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, who wrote Barbie‘s acclaimed original song “What Was I Made For?” and Daisy Jones and The Six actress Camila Morrone, who he shares with Molina. Maulitz helped put together A24’s critically acclaimed wrestling drama The Iron Claw, with client Zac Efron starring opposite White, and also reps The Batman star Robert Pattinson, Academy Award winner Riz Ahmed, and Stranger Things standout Sadie Sink, who plays the title role in Searchlight’s forthcoming rock opera, O’Dessa.
WME’s talent department, led by co-heads Andrew Dunlap and Doug Lucterhand, also notably represents 2024 Emmy winners Kieran Culkin, Steven Yeun, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Niecy Nash-Betts, as well as 2024 Golden Globe winners and Oscar frontrunners Emma Stone and Robert Downey Jr.