M. Knight Shyamalan departs WME

Exclusive: Deadline has learned that two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has exited WME, the agency he had been with since 2011. The director recently had his seventh No. 1 opening at the box office with Universal last weekend Knock on the cabin. The film debuted to $14.1 million domestic, $21M worldwide from a frugal $20M production cost.

Shyamalan’s former WME agents Tanya Cohen and Rich Cooke approached Range Media Partners to become managers, and the $3.3 billion-earning filmmaker followed in April 2021. It happens in business — clients go where their work relationships go. Cook is a range co-founder.

Rej is represented by Shyamalan’s production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, directed by production president Ashwin Rajan.

Shyamalan heads the series for Apple TV+ servant As writer, director and executive producer. servant is in the middle of its fourth and final season; The series concludes on March 17. The thriller’s second season tripled its first-season viewership, making it one of the streamer’s most-watched series. servant Follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy tears apart their marriage and a mysterious force opens the door to enter their home.

Shyamalan has done five films with Universal. The Visit, Split, Glass, the old And Knock on the cabin – which has grossed $734M worldwide to date.

Shyamalan continues to be repped by Range Media Partners, Johnson Shapiro Slawett and Cole & Rowe PR.

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