‘Sirens’ Star Jessica McNamee Signs With Inspire
Inspire Entertainment has signed Jessica McNamee, star of the USA Network comedy Sirens. She is currently shooting the second season and grabbed attention playing the sister of Rachel McAdams' character in The Vow opposite Channing Tatum. She made her film debut in Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones, a film that won the Midnight Madness prize at 2009 Toronto.
McNamee's breakthrough came playing Sammy Rafter for the first three seasons on Network Seven's family drama Packed To The… Read
Resolution Agent Jennifer Good Goes To Paradigm
After a three-month stay at Resolution, Jennifer Good has joined Paradigm as an agent in the TV Lit department. Among the clients Good will bring to Paradigm are Sue Tenney, showrunner of Hallmark Channel's Cedar Cove and The Good Witch, Diane Ademu-John, co-executive producer of “The Originals“, director Grant Harvey (Helix, Orphan Black), Declan DeBarra (The Originals) and Mark Fellows (100 Things to do Before High School). Good joined Resolution in the summer from The… Read
Michelle Williams Exits CAA For WME
On the heels of CAA's $225 million majority-stake deal with TPG, three-time Oscar nominee and client Michelle Williams has jumped to WME, signing with the rival agency in all areas. The Oz the Great and Powerful and Take This Waltz star earned her Oscar nods for acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and most recently My Week With Marilyn, in which she played the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She's currently on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret for Rob… Read
Wanda Sykes Signs With UTA
UTA has signed multi-hyphenated Wanda Sykes in all areas. Sykes, who was at WME, is among the top-grossing female touring comedians; she is an Emmy-winning writer-producer (The Chris Rock Show) and had her own late-night talk show. As an actress, she headlined her own primetime sitcom. Sykes executive produces NBC's reboot of Last Comic Standing, which has been renewed for next summer. She also is reprising her voice-over role in Fox's animated feature Ice Age 5. Her… Read
CAA Negotiating Sale Of Majority Stake To TPG
CAA is closing on a new arrangement with private equity firm TPG Capital that will raise TPG's ownership stake from 35% to more than 50%. The talks, first reported by the New York Post, would mark the first time that the agency would be majority-owned by an outside firm. It passed from an original owner group that included Mike Ovitz and Ron Meyer to the next generation of CAA leaders that included Richard Lovett, Bryan Lourd, Kevin Huvane, David O'Connor and others.
Verve Hires Resolution Lit Agents Abram Nalibotsky & Pamela Goldstein
Two more lit agents from winding down Resolution have found a new home. Abram Nalibotsky and Pamela Goldstein have joined boutique lit agency Verve effective immediately.
Nalibotsky, who was co-head of the motion picture literary department at Gersh before joining Jeff Berg's Resolution a year ago, is bringing with him a client list that includes Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), Thor Freudenthal (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid), John Pogue, Jon Amiel (The Borgias), Simon Barry… Read
APA Cuts Ties With Stephen Collins
APA has severed ties with Stephen Collins, the latest move by Hollywood to back away from the veteran actor after word got out Tuesday that he is the subject of police investigations over sexual contact with multiple children. A source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline this evening that APA has severed ties and is no longer repping him.
On Wednesday, the former 7th Heaven star had his scenes cut from an upcoming episode of the Scandal, after he said a couple… Read
Sam Page Signs With UTA
Sam Page (House Of Cards) has signed with UTA. He continues to be managed by Inphenate. In addition to his stint on Netflix's House Of Cards as press-liaison Connor Ellis, Page had recurring roles on Mad Men, Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. Other TV credits include The Mindy Project, Necessary Roughness and Scandal. Page will next be seen in upcoming feature The Preppie Connection.… Read
Verve Hires TV Executive Melissa Darman As Agent
Verve has hired the former Manager of TV at Lionsgate as an agent. Melissa Darman focused on comedy development and production while at Lionsgate, working on such series as the 10/90 Anger Management, Saint George and Partners. Before that, Darman was ABC's comedy development coordinator, with 25-plus pilot credits from 2011-13 including The Goldbergs, Neighbors and Mixology. She started out in the ICM mailroom and went on to be an assistant at the agency and eventually… Read
Agent Rob Herting Joins CAA
The motion picture lit agent has exited Verve and is headed a few miles west to CAA. Back in spring 2011, Rob Herting was the first insider promoted to agent at the then-15-month-old agency when he was upped from assistant. A spokesperson at Verve didn't know if Herting is taking any clients with… Read
Resolution Talent Agency Folding As Chinese Backing Drops Out
UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS: In a shocking move, upstart talent agency Resolution has just announced to its staff that it is dissolving. Agency insiders have said for the last hour, owner Jeff Berg's staff has been meeting with the troops — Resolution has a headcount of 50 agents and support staff — telling them that the agency has to wind down because its funding partner, Bison Capital, has not fulfilled promised funding obligations. Insiders said that because of this… Read
Fullscreen Talent Manager Trio Jumps To Big Frame, Shapiro To Be Co-President
Just two weeks after Fullscreen sold to AT&T and the Chernin Group, Larry Shapiro, the head of its burgeoning talent-management unit, and two others have left to join rival Big Frame.
Shapiro, a former CAA agent who built up Fullscreen's talent operation to eight managers handling more than 100 YouTube… Read