M Night Shyamalan Fires Agents
THE SIXTH SENSE director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN has fired his agents at United Talent Agency after nearly a decade and signed up with Creative Artists Agency. The move comes after his latest film, LADY IN THE WATER, performed poorly at the box office, grossing only $42 million (GBP23 million). Lady In The Water marked the end to Shyamalan's long relationship with Disney, which began in 1997 when the studio took a chance on the then-unknown filmmaker and acquired The Sixth Sense. He followed with the films UNBREAKABLE, SIGNS and THE VILLAGE. The writer-director is the second big name to leave UTA for CAA - JIM CARREY left earlier this year (06) after 15 years with the agency.