WME has signed film and TV director-producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, Swingtown, The Back-Up Plan) away from UTA. WME also signed Cécile de France of Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and the film Mesrine; Bethenny Frankel, the Bravo reality series star from The Real Housewives Of New York and Bethenny Getting Married, for TV (a talk-cooking show, and APA will still rep her for endorsements, publishing, appearances, and licensing. Also DC and Marvel creator Mark Waid, screenwriter Nathan Parker (Moon, Blitz, Red Leaves, The Cup Of Tears), Norwegian filmmaker Andre Ovredal (The Troll Hunter), web star Shane Dawson who writes, directs, stars in and edits Shane Dawson TV which is the 3rd most watched show YouTube with 3,500,000 subscribers.
CAA signed Evolution Media, producer of the new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of Orange County is now a CAA client along with British comedy director Tim Kirby who was a Best Comedy BAFTA nominee and Best New TV Series nominee at the British Comedy Awards; and actor Oliver Cooper (Project X).
Paradigm has signed Snoop Dogg away from WME. Also now repping stage, screen, and TV star Stockard Channing. And Jessalyn Gilsig, one of the stars of Glee and Nip/Tuck, actress Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcist), screenwriter Nicole Eastman who wrote the original draft of The Ugly Truth.
UTA has signed two young British actresses: Bonnie Wright, aged 19, who has appeared in all the Harry Potter films as Ginny Weasley, and Ella Purnell, aged 14 co-stars Never Let Me Go, Ways To Live Forever, The Intruder.
ICM is letting motion picture lit agent Nate Ross out of his contract early.