Ashley Hamilton To Helm ‘Gothic Harvest’; UTA Inks Jason Kohn; Comedy Dynamics Nabs Two Titles – Film Briefs
Ashley Hamilton (Iron Man 3, Rules Don't Apply) is attached to direct and star in the horror film Gothic Harvest. It follows the aristocratic, wealthy France-born Boudine family, who move to New Orleans in the mid-1800s to make their way in America, only to have their beautiful youngest daughter cross paths with the fiancé of the legendary Queen of Louisiana Voodoo, Marie Laveau. Their interlude results in a baby, which causes the entire family to become the focus of… Read
WME Lands Pair Of Ex-CAAers To Bolster Nashville Office
WME has hired two former CAA department heads in the past two days to join the Nashville office, the latest moves as the agency ramps up leadership at its Music City outpost.
On Monday, former CAA Nashville co-head Scott Clayton joined WME as a partner and co-head of WME's Nashville office, where he will also lead the agency's Rock division. He joins WME's Nashville co-heads Rob Beckham, Joey Lee, Greg Oswald and Jay Williams in overseeing daily operations.
Last month, Lee… Read
James Bond Actress Olga Kurylenko Inks With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Olga Kurylenko, who co-starred in Sony/MGM’s 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace opposite Daniel Craig, has moved from WME to UTA for agency representation.
Kurylenko’s upcoming film slate that includes the Terry Gilliam-directed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, with Adam Driver and Stellan Skarsgård, and Universal Pictures' Johnny English 3, opposite Rowan Atkinson
Other credits include in IFC Films' The Death of Stalin, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder… Read
UK Talent Agency Troika & Management Firm James Grant Group To Merge
EXCLUSIVE: With a talent roster that includes Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey, Daniel Kaluuya, Graham Norton and Nick Frost, British agency Troika is merging with management firm James Grant Group. The two companies will keep their respective names. JGG has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles and over 30 years experience in the integrated management space, working across the entertainment, music, sports, literary and social talent sectors.
JGG’s portfolio counts… Read
Agent Cameron Mitchell Is Out At CAA; He Says Sexual Harassment Allegations “False”
EXCLUSIVE: CAA and agent Cameron Mitchell, outed as an alleged serial sexual harasser by actress Demi Mann in a lawsuit, have parted ways, effective immediately. Mitchall has denied the allegations and said that they are “not only false but egregious.”
Mann’s suit, filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Mitchell made promises to be her mentor and agent after meeting her at a local Coffee Bean. She claims that was a mere ploy to have sex with… Read
‘Don’t Talk To Irene’ Filmmaker Pat Mills Signs With Verve
EXCLUSIVE: Pat Mills, who directed the comedy Don’t Talk to Irene, which debuted in Toronto this year and won the Austin Film Festival’s Comedy Vanguard Award last month, has signed with Verve. The coming-of-age comedy is about a young, overweight girl who wants to become a cheerleader. It stars newcomer Michelle McLeod.
Mills is developing a limited TV series based on his own experiences in Canada, when he had long blond hair and everyone thought he was a teenage girl… Read
McKeon/Myones Signs Alek Skarlatos, Real-Life Hero & Author Of ’15:17 To Paris’
EXCLUSIVE: McKeon/Myones Entertainment has brought aboard author and American hero Alek Skarlatos for representation. Skarlatos, along with his childhood friends Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, thwarted a terrorist attack aboard a train bound for Paris from Amsterdam in August of 2015. The three later wrote a book The 15:17 to Paris, retelling the experience, which Clint Eastwood adapted into a film. Skarlatos is set to make his acting debut playing himself in the pic… Read
Platform & Serge Public Relations Firms Announce Bicoastal Partnership
Platform Public Relations (Los Angeles) and Serge Public Relations (New York) are joining forces. The two companies have formed a bicoastal partnership in which Platform will handle all Los Angeles business for Serge, while the latter will handle all New York business for Platform.
The two companies will also share bicoastal clients, the first being Ellie Desautels of NBC's new series Rise.
“It is a beneficial and symbiotic relationship between the two firms and the… Read
Chris Rossi & Mona Loring Team To Launch Status PR
EXCLUSIVE: Core PR co-founder Chris Rossi and MLC PR founder Mona Loring have teamed to launch Status PR, a new public relations agency that will focus on personal publicity, events, music, literary, lifestyle PR and image management. It will have offices in New York and Los Angeles; both Rossi and Loring will be LA-based.
Core PR co-founder Nancy Iannios remains at Core and will run the agency.
The publicists’ new company merges more than 300 clients at launch including… Read
‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane Signs With CAA
CAA has signed Family Guy and The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane, one of the most prolific and highest-paid writer-producers working in television, Deadline has confirmed.
MacFarlane is heading to CAA after almost two decades at WME (and predecessor Endeavor). During that span, MacFarlane has built an animated comedy empire with mega-hit Family Guy, and American Dad!, which are still on the air, as well as Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, which ran for four… Read
CAA Signs ‘Calvary’ Filmmaker John Michael McDonagh
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and his House of Un-American Activities, which he runs with producing partner Elizabeth Eves, has signed with CAA. He is perhaps best known for his 2014 film Calvary, which garnered McDonagh the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and four more British Independent Film Awards nominations with a win for Brendan Gleeson as Best Actor. It was released in North America by Fox Searchlight.
His most recent film, War… Read
Pamela Adlon Drops Manager Dave Becky Amid Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Scandal
EXCLUSIVE: Better Things co-creator, star and executive producer Pamela Adlon has parted ways with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Dave Becky as her manager in a fallout from the Louis C.K. sexual misconduct scandal. Becky was C.K.’s longtime manager until Friday afternoon, when 3 Arts fired the comedian following last week’s New York Times exposé, which featured five women accusing him of sexual misconduct, and C.K.’s admission Friday morning that the claims of him mastrubating… Read