As if William Morris' George Lane didn't have his hands full representing most of the major playwrights and directors in the New York theatre, the senior vice-president will now head the agency's East Coast motion picture literary department. Lane is known for the many name scribes and directors he handles. Among them are Warren Leight, who won a Tony for Side Man; Kenneth Lonergan, author of This Is Our Youth and The Waverly Gallery; Nicky Silver, whose many plays include The Altruists and Raised in Captivity; Jon Robin Baitz, whose Ten Unknowns is due at Lincoln Center this fall; Robert Falls, director of Death of a Salesman; James Lapine, director of Dirty Blonde and frequent Stephen Sondheim collaborator; and Michael Mayer, the helmsman of works from Side Man to A View from the Bridge.
Lane will continue in his capacity as theatrical agent, in addition to his new duties in film.
--By Robert Simonson