Reuters reports on how Condoleezza Rice just signed on as a client of the William Morris Agency:
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made a key step in her post-Bush administration career: The William Morris Agency announced Wednesday that it has signed her as a client.
“It was certainly a competitive situation,” said Jim Wiatt, chairman and CEO of the William Morris Agency. “She was very thorough about the process and who she would feel most comfortable with and who would be speaking on her behalf.”
It’s unlikely that Rice will turn up as a talking head on television, however. The deal includes William Morris representation for books, lecture appearances and philanthropic initiatives, as well as business initiatives in media, sports and communications.
WMA co-chief operating officer Wayne Kabak said that the agency was struck not only by Rice’s well-rounded resume. In addition to her political career, Rice is an accomplished concert pianist as well as a big-time National Football League fan.
“It’s more than just books, it’s much more than just lectures,” Kaback said. “We’re here to help her create and enhance an agenda that is very important to her in her post-government career.”
The William Morris Agency is a talent agency that has been around for more than 100 years. It represents high-end clients such as Russell Crow, Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, Willie Nelson, Coca-Cola, Starbucks…let’s just say it’s one of the agencies you want representing you as a famous person.
Condi’s post-Bush career might just stand out more than her career during the past 8 years. I really want to see her commentating NFL games.