Ariel Emanuel serves as co-CEO of WME Entertainment. He was a founding partner of the
Endeavor Agency and was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the William Morris
Emanuel represents such clients as writer / directors Michael Moore (“Sicko”), Martin Scorsese
(“The Departed”), Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass”), Peter Berg (“Hancock”), Steve Zaillian
(“American Gangster”), Aaron Sorkin (creator of “The West Wing”) and Larry David (
“Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”); live event providers such as World Wrestling
Entertainment and Ultimate Fighting Championship; and actors Michael Douglas (“Wall Street
2”), Charlize Theron (“Hancock”),“Mark Wahlberg (“The Departed”) and Sacha Baron Cohen
Emanuel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute and is active in
P.S. Arts, an industry supported non-profit agency working to bring arts education to public
school students all over Southern California. An environmental and political activist, he also
served as the co-chair of the Earth to L.A. biennial fund-raising event for the Natural Resources
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.
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