WME Hires Millie Webber As Digital Agent In The UK

WME has hired Millie Webber as a digital agent, with a focus on creators and podcasting.

Webber has built a career specializing in representing digital talent and commercializing the podcasting industry. She has managed and closed deals for talent including Gemma Styles, Tom Felton, and James Buckley In Sickness and In Health, as well as launching the F1 podcast Pitstop.

Webber will join WME from independent content production company Spirit Studios where she served as Head of Digital, She previously worked at talent agency Gleam Futures for six weeks where she was Talent Director and Podcast Lead. A member of the Global Academy Industry Board, Webber has consulted for talent agencies, providing strategic growth advice and training for entry- and senior-level agents.

Her start date will be April 8 and will be based in the agency’s London office.

WME’s digital department has had a presence in London for over a decade and most recently added former TikTok creator Lola Oyewole as an agent last year. Recent new client signings from the London team — which represents Goalhanger Podcasts and Persephonica — include Alice Levine and Charlie Webber in podcasting, as well as content creators Saffron Barker and Eddie Abbew and author Candice Brathwaite.

WME’s digital department, led by co-heads Jad Dayeh and Ben Davis, includes clients in the podcasting space such as Jay Shetty, Dax Shepard, Bobbi Althoff, and Morbid.

WME Signs Panoply Media

The Hollywood Reporter appears to be the first to break the news that WME has signed podcasting company Panoply Media. WME is going to adapt Panoply projects into films, television shows, and live events.

Panoply Media was created by the people behind Slate’s award-winning audio network, one of the first podcast networks and still one of the most popular. Panoply believes that listeners want a place where they can easily find high quality programs from people and organizations they trust. Panoply creates programs that focus on news and politics, culture and lifestyle, sports, women’s issues, technology, business, and more.

WME was formed in 1898, as the William Morris Agency. It is the longest-running talent agency. In 2008, William Morris Agency merged with Endeavor to become one of the largest entertainment and media companies with an unparalleled list of artists and content creators. In 2014, WME acquired IMG, the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, forming Endeavor.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Panoply announced a fall slate of podcasts including its first scripted comedy Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You, and the Sam Dingman-hosted Family Ghosts. WME has built up a large roster of podcasting clients in addition to Panoply. WME also represents Crooked Media (Pod Save America), Midroll Media, Two Up (Limetown), and Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner.

On September 29, 2017, Panoply Media posted the news on their Facebook page. “Exciting news! William Morris Endeavor will partner with us to adapt our podcasts into films, television shows, and live events”. Panoply included a link to The Hollywood Reporter article.