James Roday Signs with ICM Partners
ICM Partners has signed Psych star James Roday. He is best known for his eight-season turn playing the lead, fake psychic Shawn Spencer, on the USA crime dramedy created by Steve Franks, also an ICM client. The show and Roday developed a big following on social media and also were a top draw at Comic-Con. In addition to starring, Roday wrote and directed several episodes of Psych. Following the end of the series earlier this year, he wrote and directed Shoot The Moon for… Read
Fairy Tale Ending? Blockbuster Screenwriter Woolverton Lands At WME
EXCLUSIVE: The fallout of Resolution continues. WME has signed Linda Woolverton, the scribe who has written so many hit revisionist fairy tale that you might call her a Grimm Sister. Her resume of fairy tale blockbusters includes Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland and the sequel now in production, and the 2D animated Disney classics Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King. She is right now scripting the TV pilot Clan Of The Cave Bear, and is the author of two YA books.
Lucy Liu Signs With ICM Partners
Elementary star Lucy Liu has signed with ICM Partners. She was previously at UTA. Liu plays Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson, on the CBS crime procedural. Her other series credits include Ally McBeal, Cashmere Mafia, Dirty Sexy Money and Southland. Her resume also includes the Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill and Kung Fu Panda feature franchises and the Broadway production of God Of Carnage. She continues to be represented by Framework Entertainment and Untitled… Read
‘Act Of Killing’ Helmer Joshua Oppenheimer Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Joshua Oppenheimer, who burst on the scene as a major documentary directing voice for The Act Of Killing. The provocative and shocking docu featured interviews with members of death squads responsible for the mass killings of close to a million people during a military coup in Indonesia during the 1960s. Nominated for an Oscar and winner of the BAFTA and over 70 international awards, Oppenheimer got these architects of genocide to reenact their… Read
‘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