Anyone who's seen Justin Timberlake on SNL knows he's hilarious even if those movies he's done tanked big-time like Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, and The Love Guru.
WME has signed him just for acting.
Meanwhile, the new agency just lost Oscar-winning director-writer Alexander Payne to CAA.
Payne was a client of ex-William Morris motion picture lit veteran agent David Lonner, who didn't join WME and is still considering his next move.
Gersh goes against the grain
Agency changes location, grows in tough times
It has done so thanks to such rising stars as Kristen Stewart and Anna Faris, indie stalwarts Sam Rockwell and Catherine Keener, TV mainstays such as Christopher Meloni, Marcia Cross and Debra Messing and hot writers Diablo Cody and director Marc Webb.
"The new space, which at 35,000 square feet more than doubles Gersh's old office space, is classical in style -- and just happens to be right next door to the new building being constructed by WME.
"When things get slow, you rebuild, and you continue to build your business and think of alternative ways to make money."