Nancy Josephson is a partner at WME, with clients in the agency’s television, motion picture literary and talent departments. Her clients include Tyra Banks, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Griffin, Jenna Elfman, Ricki Lake, Rosie O’Donnell, Anjelica Huston, Portia de Rossi, Joan Cusack, Cheryl Hines, Niecy Nash, Giuliana Rancic, David Crane and Marta Kauffman (creators and executive producer of Friends), Jeffrey Klarik (co-creator and executive producer of Episodes), David Frankel (director of Marley and Me and The Devil Wears Prada) and Stephen Nathan (executive producer of Bones), among others.
Josephson spent 20 years as an agent at International Creative Management, where she served in various capacities including co-president of the agency. She was the first woman to be named president at a major Hollywood talent agency. She also served as the head of the agency’s television department during her tenure there. Prior to joining ICM, Josephson served as an entertainment industry attorney for four years. Josephson joined Endeavor as a partner in 2006.
Josephson has contributed significantly to the industry and community through her service to various non-profit organizations. She was first female president of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and currently serves on the Council of Guardians at the Aviva Center, the Board of Governors of the Paley Center for Media and the Board of Trustees of the I Have a Dream Foundation. She is an honorary board member of The Groundlings improvisational group and serves on the President’s Leadership Council of Brown University. She is on the board of the WME Foundation and is the first non-writer to join the board of the WGA Foundation. She is also a mentor/Big Sister to a young woman from Boyle Heights through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her juris doctorate from Harvard University. Josephson is married to television producer Larry Sanitsky and lives with him and her three children in Beverly Hills.