‘The Simpsons’ Producer James L. Brooks Signs With WME

WGA's 101 Best Written Series

The agency has also signed writer-producers Ian Goldberg and Patrick Harbinson, as well as Kathy Griffin

WME has signed Oscar-winning director, writer and producer James L. Brooks, who created iconic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” TheWrap has learned.

Brooks joins WME as the agency’s TV department recently signed writer-producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”), as well as Kathy Griffin.

Also read: James L. Brooks’ Company Buys Kelly Fremon’s ‘Besties’

Brooks, who has won 20 Emmys, is the founder of Gracie Films. He has won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for “Terms of Endearment,” and has received another seven nominations for his work on “Broadcast News,” “Jerry Maguire” and “As Good as it Gets.”

Brooks will continue to be represented by Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham.

Also read: One-Word Tweak Earns James L. Brooks’ ‘How Do You Know’ a PG-13

In other TV signings, WME recently signed writer and producer Ian Goldberg, who most recently staffed on “Once Upon a Time” and is currently developing “Mars” at the CW. Additionally, Goldberg has a blind deal at NBCUniversal where he will be developing with David Goyer. Goldberg is managed by Matt Ochacher at New Wave Entertainment.

WME also signed writer and producer Patrick Harbinson, currently a Co-Executive Producer on “Homeland.”  Harbinson’s previous writing and producing credits include ‘Person of Interest,”  “24,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “ER.” Harbinson will continue to be repped in the UK by Sue Rodgers at Independent Talent Group. He was previously with ICM Partners.