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Erin Junkin

Partner and Co-Head, Scripted Television

WME

The only female department head of television at any of the major talent agencies, Erin Junkin has been with the company for 19 years. She started her career as an intern at Endeavor and continued through the WME merger.

Junkin represents a variety of writers, directors and producers including Nicole Kassell (Watchmen), Sarah Treem (The Affair), Chris Kelly (The Other Two), Eliza Clark (Y The Last Man), Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) and Sarah Burgess (American Crime Story). Among some of the series Junkin has been responsible for selling is the Golden Globe-winning Showtime series The Affair written by client Sarah Treem, Rachel Weisz’ series debut Dead Ringers with a straight to series order at Amazon, and Mike Myers’ first TV Series to Netflix, starring and created by Myers. Junkin has also secured overall deals for Soo Hugh (Pachinko) at UCP, Marcus Gardley (The Chi) at Amazon, Janine Nabers (Watchmen) at Amazon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Kindred) at FX, and Laura Eason (Three Women) at Showtime.

Speaking on: Media Leaders 2022: future forward

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures

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