Ari Emanuel

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Ariel Emanuel "is a founding partner" of Endeavor Talent Agency "and a driving force in the direction and operation of the company. In the seven years since its inception, Endeavor has become one of the top agencies in the entertainment industry. Emanuel has been an integral part of that success, providing vision for the direction and operation of the agency. "In a relatively short time, Endeavor has turned into one of the most formidable and high-profile agencies" according to the New York Times.

"Emanuel represents such clients as Aaron Sorkin (creator of "The West Wing"); Larry David (co-creator of "Seinfeld" and creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"); director John Woo ("Mission: Impossible 2," "Face/Off"); World Wrestling Entertainment; Conan O'Brien; and actors Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, Garry Shandling and Chris Tucker.

"Emanuel is also active through committee membership in P.S. Arts, an industry supported non-profit agency working to bring arts education to public school students all over Southern California. He also served as the co-chair of the 2002 Earth to L.A. biennial fund-raising event for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

"Prior to founding Endeavor, Emanuel was a partner at InterTalent and a senior agent at International Creative Management. He began his entertainment industry career as an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency.

"Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Emanuel graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He lives with his wife Sarah and their three children in Los Angeles." [1]

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  1. Ari Emanuel, Americans for Fuel Efficient Cars, accessed November 23, 2010.