UPDATE, 3 PM: UTA has confirmed Deadline’s scoop that it has hired former ICM Partners talent agent Nigel Meiojas. Deadline broke the story Friday that he was exiting ICM after six years and was expected to land at UTA. The latter said today that his clients including Robert Duvall, Alexander Ludwig, Jonny Weston, Annabelle Wallis, Allen Leech, Genesis Rodriguez, Lucas Black, Kevin Zegers, Virginia Gardner, Josh Stewart, Jencarlos Canela and Alyssa Sutherland are expected to follow. See the full release after our original break.
PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, JUNE 11 PM: Nigel Meiojas, whose clientele includes Robert Duvall, Lucas Black (Furious 7) and Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6), to name a few, quit ICM Partners this week and is expected to become an agent at United Talent Agency, Deadline confirms. It’s not clear yet how many of his clients he is leaving with. ICM was said to be trying to save his many feature clients now, many of whom were handled by teams. While at ICM, he also repped Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games), Annabelle Wallis, Johnny Weston (Divergent, Allegiant), and Eminem. Just another day in the talent agency world.
Here’s the release announcing his hire:
BEVERLY HILLS (June 16, 2015) —– UTA has hired ICM agent Nigel Meiojas who will join UTA as an agent in the talent department, it was announced today. Meiojas spent the past six years as an agent at ICM after joining ICM as an agent trainee.
Meiojas’ clients include Robert Duvall, Alexander Ludwig, Jonny Weston, Annabelle Wallis, Allen Leech, Genesis Rodriguez, Lucas Black, Kevin Zegers, Virginia Gardner, Josh Stewart, Jencarlos Canela and Alyssa Sutherland. Meiojas’ clients are expected to follow him to UTA.
“Nigel is a great agent and a great addition to our team, and we look forward to his many contributions to the agency,” said UTA managing director David Kramer in making the announcement.