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Leigh Steinberg’s First Management Agreement With Hollywood Talent

Head over to Leigh Steinberg’s website and you will find a pretty basic layout for the sports agent who used to represent some of the biggest names in professional football.  It has been quite some time since Leigh Steinberg has found his name in the news for the representation of talent.  Lately, he has become more famous for his advocacy on matters like concussions in sport and using environmentally friendly technologies.  He also recently started writing about a variety of other topics at the National Football Post.  And of course, Steinberg continues to throw his popular annual Super Bowl party.

Yet only a few days ago, Steinberg sent out a press release regarding his signing a management deal with the Sestito Bros.  The deal between Steinberg and the Italian writer-director team was signed at Warner Bros. Studio.  Steinberg was quoted as saying,

“I truly believe that the Sestito Bros. have the all the creativity, talent, and especially technical skills to be A-list writers and directors. I’m confident that they will become household names for many years,”

Steinberg is no novice when it comes to the representation of talent; however, this is a new test for the agent who traditionally handled the business matters for professional football players.  The press release states that the Sestito Bros. have begun taking meetings with top studios execs regarding two of their recent projects.  At least Steinberg is not starting from scratch in his representation of the brothers.  And Steinberg is also quite familiar with the crew.  He is the founding sponsor of the Newport Beach Film Festival, where he found the Sesito Bros. to be “the most talented and exciting young directors ever.”


By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.