By: Sid Perriwinkle
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has just signed over to WME. He was previously repped at CAA. Simmons is currently executive producing an untitled Steve McQueen HBO project that centers on an African-American man’s journey through high society in New York City. Universal Pictures and Misher Films are also turning his novel “Life and Def” into a feature film with scribe Kario Salem adapting.