Later that night, a horde of agents and executives trekked to Brooklyn to deluge Instagram with look-at-me shots from a concert by breakout singer (and WME client) Lizzo. And though the venue was far less intimate (and thus far less Insta-worthy), Hollywood seemed similarly pleased with The CW’s move to hire The Jonas Brothers to open its upfront three days later. Without the usual crush of agency parties, the rest of the week was relatively low-key, save the yes-it-still-happened WME dinner at Peter Luger May 14.
Per multiple dinner-goers, agency veteran Rick Rosen made a short, well-received speech, acknowledging that while the agency was without its writer clients (Dick Wolf was nonetheless spotted at dinner), it still valued its network and studio partners. A smaller collection of reps were joined by the usual batch of execs, a smattering of talent (including John Mayer and producer Melvin Mar) and a whole lot of steak.