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ICM Partners Ups Rich Green To Head Of Media Rights; Plumps Department

ICM Partners has upped Rich Green to Head of Media Rights, expanded the department and promoted four agents across Media Rights and Publications Departments. The announcement was made by Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg, Board Members and Co-Heads of ICM Partners' Publishing Department, and Kevin Crotty, Board Member and Partner. "Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in all formats, said Harris, Newberg, and Crotty in a joint statement. “With Rich at the helm of… Read

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UTA Gets In On Action, Inks Nitro Circus

EXCLUSIVE: Nitro Circus, the sports entertainment brand which has interests in a global action-sports tour after spawning a TV series and movie, has signed with UTA. Nitro Circus’s global tour has spanned Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and has sold more than 3 million tickets over 14 years, showing off its team’s wild stunts. Its latest action-sports competition event, Nitro World Games, is set to take place in Utah in June and air live on NBC as part of a… Read

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‘The Mindy Project’ EP David Rogers Signs With APA

Emmy-winning executive producer-director, David Rogers has signed with APA. Rogers currently serves as executive producer on Hulu's The Mindy Project. Other recent credits include co-executive producer on The Office, as well as directing credits on Parks and Recreation, MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and the upcoming dramedy There's… Johnny from Paul Reiser and David Gordon Green. Rogers is also repped by manager Michael Pelmont, and Del Shaw Tanaka Finkelstein… Read

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How Agencies Became So Vital To The Indie Film Ecosystem — Deadline Disruptors

When the major talent agencies—CAA, WMA & Endeavor (now WME) and UTA—started indie film departments, the idea was to help big clients get their passion—some called them vanity—projects made. That seems like a million years ago. These departments have become such prolific generators that they have become the life blood of independent films, especially the mid-budget segment of films for grown-ups that studios orphaned as they covet global tent poles and micro-budget genre… Read

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Micah Green: Former CAA Agent Takes Entrepreneurial Leap With Dan Friedkin — Deadline Disruptors

After co-heading the CAA Film Finance and Sales Group with Roeg Sutherland for over a decade, Micah Green shocked the indie film community by leaving to form a venture with entrepreneur Dan Friedkin, backer of producer/financier Imperative Entertainment. Long considered one of the brightest agents piecing together independent films, Green joined Friedkin in a business that so far doesn't have a name or a stated structure. Even though the new venture is still somewhat… Read

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Paradigm Adds Two Senior VPs For Branded Division

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has added two new executives to its roster — Dave Curtin and Zoë King — who will join the brand partnerships team with a focus on executing branded opportunities for the agency's global music roster. Curtin has been hired as senior VP of licensing and branded content while King is now senior VP of brand partnerships and development. Both will be based in the agency’s Beverly Hills’ headquarters. Both executives bring years of experience in the… Read

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Pitbull Takes His Act To WME

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Pitbull, the global star whose entertainment ventures stretch from music and concerts to TV production and hosting to a Las Vegas act, has inked with WME. The Miami native, born Armando Christian Perez, also will take his motivational speaking platform worldwide via his new agency. The Grammy-winning Pitbull released his 10th album, Climate Change, in March. He has 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales in his career, and is co-headlining his next tour… Read

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ICM Partners Hires London-Based TV Agent Ian Moffitt, Promotes 2 In L.A. & NY

ICM Partners has hired UK-based television agent Ian Moffitt and promoted Arielle Lever and Michael Charny to agent in New York and Los Angeles, respectively. Moffitt is a senior agent working in international scripted and unscripted television based in ICM Partners’ London office. He will report jointly to Kevin Crotty, Board Member and Partner in Television Literary, and Michael Kagan, Partner and Head of International Television & Media. "Ian is an immensely respected… Read

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‘Scream Queens’ Star Keke Palmer Inks With UTA

Keke Palmer has signed with UTA, which will rep the actress-singer-author for film, TV, music, licensing and endorsements, and digital media. The actress, whose recent TV credits include Scream Queens and Grease Live, in February landed a series-regular role on Epix’s upcoming Season 2 of drama series Berlin Station. Palmer, whose breakout role was starring in the 2006 film Akeelah And The Bee, is next up on the big screen in the indie Pimp. She voiced a role in Ice Age: C… Read

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Laura Moss Tapped To Direct ‘Hide Your Eyes’ From Scribe David Dastmalchian

EXCLUSIVE: Laura Moss is set to helm supernatural horror film Hide Your Eyes, written by Ant-Man actor David Dastmalchian and scheduled to begin production this summer in Kansas City. The pic follows a young woman from a small Midwest town who unleashes a relentless, unseen entity when she experiments with drugs. Blade Runner: 2049 producer Steven P. Wegner is producing the project with Mali Elfman (Before I Wake). Wegner and Dastmalchian pegged Moss to direct the pic… Read

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‘Indignation’ Star Sarah Gadon Joins CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Gadon, who most recently co-starred with Logan Lerman in the James Schamus’ Sundance film Indignationhas signed with CAA. Previously with WME, Gadon also appeared opposite James Franco in Hulu's nine-part miniseries 11.22.63. Her upcoming project slate includes the title role in Netflix’s Margaret Atwood-novel based miniseries Alias Grace, Sook-Yin Lee’s drama Octavio Is Dead, and Xavier Dolan's The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan. Other film credits… Read

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WME Signs ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’ Star Denée Benton

Denée Benton, hailed as Broadway’s new “It” girl, has signed with WME on the heels of landing a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Benton, who only graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2014, this morning was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. She stars opposite fellow nominee Josh Groban in the breakout production which… Read