William Morris Endeavor agent Tanya Cohen, known as a bright young star and champion of female directors, is leaving the agency to pursue a management career, insiders told Variety.
Cohen recently made partner, and has a roster that includes helmers like Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), Jennifer Yuh Nelson, (“Kung Fu Panda 2”), and comedy veteran Paula Pell.
She is said to be in early negotiations with one of several new management firms to have sprung up in recent months as both a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the waning standoff between the Writers Guild of America and the talent agencies.
Variety has also learned that motion picture and literary packaging agents Solco Schuit and Simon Faber are departing as a team — considering options including a management path or producer roles.
More to come …