In 2018, Dolly Parton earned her spot in the Guinness World Records, won an Emmy for Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon and dedicated her Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress. Now she has signed a North American deal with William Morris Endeavor (WME). Longtime manager Danny Nozell speaks about WME and the opportunity it offers,
“We believe that WME is uniquely positioned to help elevate Dolly and her brand at this wonderful stage in her career. WME has a vast global network in the entertainment market, especially in the areas that we have strategically identified as priority such as licensing and unique commercial and touring opportunities.”
WME was formed in 1898 and holds the record for the longest-running talent agency. In 2009, WMA merged with Endeavor to become one of the leading entertainment and media companies with an unparalleled list of artists and content creators. In 2014, WME acquired IMG, the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, forming Endeavor. Greg Oswald, Co-Head of WME's Nashville office said,
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Dolly Parton. She is the definition of an icon. When we approached her team about the opportunity to represent Dolly, it became clear that this was an ideal marriage given her business aspirations and our capabilities across the WME network. We look forward to helping her build upon her success across multiple platforms.”
WME's past and present clients include; Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Oprah and many more.
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Pictured Above: Danny Nozell, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Greg Oswald