Gersh Talent Agent Nick Collins Promoted To Partner
Gersh has upped talent agent Nick Collins to partner.
Collins has been a rising star at the agency, where he started as an assistant in 2005, working for co-head Bob Gersh. He was promoted to agent in 2007. Collins has built a roster of clients that includes Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney; The Blacklist‘s Megan Boone; Emmy winner Eric McCormack; Liam James, who stars in the upcoming ABC series The Family; David Walton (About a Boy) and Meagan Good (Minority Report, Think… Read
CAA Signs ‘It Follows’ Director David Robert Mitchell
EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. Mitchell's first feature, The Myth Of The American Sleepover, premiered at SXSW in 2010 and won the Special Jury Prize.
His follow-up It Follows, which he wrote, directed and produced, was one of the best reviewed horror films in recent years following its premiere at Cannes last year. The film, about a young woman followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter, was… Read
Josh Glick Leaves Gersh To Join Grandview As Talent Manager
EXCLUSIVE: Gersh talent agent Josh Glick has joined Grandview as a talent manager. His clients at Gersh included Olivia Cooke and Diego Boneta. "We're so excited to welcome Josh to the Grandview family,” the company said in a statement. “His taste and work ethic have defined him as one of the best young representatives in the business, and we're so excited for him to be our teammate.”
The hire is another step in Grandview’s expansion. Last year, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Auto… Read
CAA Signs ‘Billy Lynn’ Star Joe Alwyn
EXCLUSIVE: CAA has landed one of the most in-demand young actors around in Joe Alywn. Alwyn had hitherto only been repped by Independent Talent Group in the UK. The 24-year-old, who graduated from acting school Central School of Speech and Drama only this year, seemingly came out of nowhere to nab the lead role in Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He also co-stars in Ritesh Batra’s The Sense Of An Ending opposite Jim Broadbent and Emily Mortimer.
Billy Lynn is… Read
Web Star Cameron Dallas Inks With Brillstein Entertainment Partners
In the latest signing for a digital media personality, Brillstein Entertainment Partners has inked Social Media star Cameron Dallas. Winner of Male Web Star trophy at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, Dallas ranks as the No. 11 most-followed Viner and has amassed more than 4 million YouTube subscribers since he began posting on the video site two years ago; according to Brillstein, he also has 27 million followers across his social media accounts.
Dallas made his film debut in… Read
APA Books TV Writer/Novelist Sarah Tarkoff; ‘Mike & Molly’ Creator Mark Roberts Joins Primary Wave
Sarah Tarkoff, a writer on ABC’s Mistresses who this year sold her debut YA sci-fi novel Eye Of The Beholder to HarperCollins in a competitive three-book deal, has signed with APA. She has also penned episodes of Arrow and The Witches Of East End, and previously worked on Jane The Virgin and Gossip Girl.
Primary Wave Entertainment has signed Mike & Molly creator and onetime Two And A Half Men scribe Mark Roberts. The deal makes Roberts the latest writer to join the… Read
Michael Ealy Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Ealy, who played the sociopathic title character in Sony/Screen Gems’ recent hit The Perfect Guy, has signed with UTA for representation in all areas. The deal comes amid a hot stretch for the actor, who on the big screen has been in Think Like A Man and Think Like A Man Too and About Last Night. He also just signed on to star opposite Juliette Lewis on Season 2 of ABC's anthology crime drama series Secrets & Lies.
Perfect Guy, which was released… Read
‘Masters Of Sex’ Regular Annaleigh Ashford Signs With ICM Partners
EXCLUSIVE: Best known for her recurring role as Betty DiMello on Showtime’s Masters of Sex opposite Michael Sheen and Caitlin Fitzgerald, Annaleigh Ashford has signed with ICM Partners. Increasingly in demand as an actress, singer and comedian, Ashford won a Tony Award last year for her role as a flighty dancer in the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You and currently stars in the title role as a lovestruck dog, opposite Matthew Broderick and Julie White, in Sylv… Read
Conan Smith To Run Comedy & TV Packaging Unit At Don Buchwald Agency
William Morris veteran Conan Smith has joined Don Buchwald & Associates to run its Comedy and TV Packaging Division out of the New York office. He will funnel emerging and well-known comedic talent and enhance opportunities in the agency’s other departments. Smith will develop a team of agents on both coasts who will work to connect the film, TV, digital, branding and commercial efforts for DBA clients.
He spent 17 years as a talent agent at the William Morris Agency as… Read
Bailey Chase To Recur In ‘Twin Peaks’ & ‘Grimm’, Signs With APA
Longmire alum Bailey Chase has lined up two recurring roles — on David Lynch's upcoming Twin Peaks follow-up series for Showtime and on NBC’s supernatural cop drama Grimm. He also has signed with APA for representation.
On Twin Peaks — whose cast officially is being kept under wraps except for returning star Kyle MacLachlan — Chase is joining fellow new cast additions Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried, among others.
On Grimm, Chase… Read
ICM Partners’ Mark Gordon Named Head of International Scripted TV In London
ICM Partners is beefing up its TV presence in the U.K. in a major way, promoting partner Mark Gordon to head of International Scripted Television. He is relocating to the agency’s London office where, starting tomorrow, he will manage ICM's international scripted television business. Gordon will be working with Los Angeles-based partner Michael Kagan, recently upped to head of International Television, who will continue to lead all aspects of the agency's domestic and… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail Signs With CAA
Sam Esmail, creator of this summer’s breakout drama Mr. Robot, has signed with CAA.
Esmail has emerged as one of the hottest writers following the success of his USA Network drama. In his first foray into TV, Esmail wrote the project about a brooding hacker on spec, which went to pilot and series that was renewed for a second season before it had even premiered. In a rare feat, Esmail — a complete novice in TV — was entrusted with running his show by himself. He also made… Read