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ICM Partners Signs ‘American Crime’ Actress Ana Mulvoy-Ten

Ana Mulvoy-Ten, who recurs on American Crime, has inked with ICM Partners. She plays trafficked teenage sex worker Shae Reese in the current third season of ABC anthology drama series created by John Ridley. The England-born actress co-starred as Amber Millington in the 2011-13 Nickelodeon drama House of Anubia and appeared in Freeform’s Famous in Love and the digital series Vanity. Her recent feature credits include Ascension, Outlaw and playing the younger version of… Read


CAA Establishes Annual Amplify Event To Inspire Diversity In Business

CAA is launching a new event this year that the agency plans to host annually called Amplify, an invitation-only convention of innovators and free-thinking multi-cultural artists and leaders from entertainment, sports, media, corporate brand marketing, and technology. The idea behind the gathering is “to inform, inspire, and connect multicultural leaders to accelerate the growth, value, and visibility of diversity in business,” the agency said. Amplify will kick-off the… Read


CBS TV Studios’ SVP Karyn Smith-Forge Departs To Join Verve As TV Agent

CBS TV Studios’ SVP Cable Programming Karyn Smith-Forge is departing the studio and joining Verve as an agent in their television group. This marks Smith-Forge’s return to the representation side of the business. She started her Hollywood career as a TV lit agent at Endeavor before joining Fox TV Studios as VP of programming where she worked on White Collar for USA, Saving Grace for TNT and The Glades for A&E. Smith-Forge had been at CBS TV Studios for five years, since… Read


Carel Cutler’s Laurelmont Management Group Merging With Zero Gravity

After seven years on his own, TV lit manager Carel Cutler is merging his company Laurelmont Management group with Zero Gravity Management, the Los Angeles-based lit management company formed in 2003. Effective immediately, Cutler and his colleague, Gerardo Machado, will join the roster of managers at Zero Gravity, bringing all of their clients with them. That includes established writer-producer Nikki Toscano, writer-executive producer of Fox’s drama pilot Behind Enemy Lin… Read


High-Profile Music Agent David Klein Exits CAA For UTA

David Klein, who worked at CAA for 12 years as a music agent with some top talent, has joined UTA to become a member of the music leadership team and will expand the agency's business in the music/touring space. He will work in the Los Angeles office. While at CAA, Klein worked with such musicians and talent as OneRepublic, Tori Kelly, Lana Del Rey, Gavin DeGraw, Dua Lipa, Jimmy Fallon, Hailee Steinfeld, Alex Aiono, Noah Cyrus, Atlas Genius, Midnight Oil, Neon Trees… Read


Chelsea Handler Signs With UTA

Chelsea Handler

EXCLUSIVE: UTA has just signed author/talk-show host/actress Chelsea Handler, in all areas. Handler will be repped by a team pressing her interests in film, TV, licensing and endorsements, digital media, public appearances and business development, the agency confirmed. Long the lone female in the male-dominated late-night talk show arena, Handler launched a new talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix last May, with the second season now streaming on the service. Handler also was… Read


‘Bad Day For The Cut’ Duo Ink With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, the team behind the Northern Ireland-set revenge thriller Bad Day For The Cut, have inked with CAA and management company Plattform. The pic, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year in the Midnight section, stars Nigel O'Neill (Game Of Thrones) as middle-aged Donal, who lives on a rural farm with his beloved mother. When she is murdered after an apparent home invasion, he sets off on a bloody mission to avenge her… Read


CAA Teams With China’s CMC Capital Partners To Form CAA China, Adds Exec Li Ruigang To Board

CAA said today it is partnering with China’s CMC Capital Partners to form CAA China, and that its new Chinese partner will hold a minority “strategic investment” via a percentage that is not being disclosed. CMC chairman Li Ruigang, a highly regarded executive in both China and the U.S., will join CAA's Board of Directors as part of the deal. The agency is looking for the partnership to expand its presence in China beyond its CAA office that was established more than a… Read


‘Girls’ Alum Christopher Abbott Moves To CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Abbott, who recurred as Charlie Dattolo on the HBO series Girls, has signed with CAA. Previously at WME, Abbott marked his film debut co-starring with Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene and starred in indie pic James White. Among Abbott’s upcoming projects are the Jamie M. Dagg-directed Sweet Virginia, starring opposite Imogen Poots, Jon Bernthal, and Rosemarie DeWitt, which will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film fest this month, A24’s I… Read


CAA Signs Hip Hop Artist & ‘Ant-Man’ Actor T.I.

Actor and rapper T.I. has signed with CAA for agency representation. His upcoming projects include a starring turn in The Trap, with Mike Epps, which he will also produce under his Grand Hustle Entertainment production banner, along with Flavor Unit and Naptown. Formerly with UTA, T.I.’s  film credits include Ant-Man, Get Hard, Identity ThiefAmerican Gangster and ATL. On the television side, he has appeared on History's miniseries Roots and HBO's Ballers, as well as his… Read


Abrams Artists Agency Partners With EAG Sports Management

Abrams Artists Agency has just struck a deal with EAG Sports Management, a marketing/branding and crisis/personal management company for high-profile pro athletes. The deal with the 20-year-old, El Segundo, CA -based company puts AAA into the sports business, not unlike other talent agencies around town but on a smaller scale. The agency now will offer EAG clients representation in all areas, including film, TV, commercials, books, alternative programming and… Read


WME Signs ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Actress Cailee Spaeny

EXCLUSIVE: Up-and-coming actress Cailee Spaeny, after securing the female lead opposite John Boyega in Legendary/Universal’s upcoming sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, has inked with WME for representation, moving from Innovative. Steven S. DeKnight directed the second installment to Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham's 2013 sci-fi film. Not much is known about the film’s plot or Spaeny’s role. The pic is slated to bow in theaters February 23, 2018. The role marks a big… Read