Rendell hires agent ro make multimedia splash

    Pennsylvania’s outgoing governor is working on plans for publishing a book, speaking engagements and TV appearances.  While Gov. Ed Rendell said last week he’s not trying to make a great deal of money after leaving office in January, he has hired an agent from the influential William Morris agency to handle his future job offers and negotiate publishing rights for a planned book.”I’m going to try to be paid for making speeches around the country not so much here and there,” said Rendell. “I’ve been contacted by a lot of the different networks about doing some paid contributor work for them and I don’t want to do that without an agent.”Rendell stressed he still has some public service work to do.”My main goal is to be in a position to influence public opinion on infrastructure on energy on job creation and the best way to do that is to be on TV to have people read my book and to make speeches,” he said. Rendell’s said his agent is Ari Emanuel, the “super agent” who heads William Morris Entertainment. He’s also the brother of Rahm Emanuel who was President Obama’s chief of staff and is now running for mayor of Chicago.

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