Ellie Reed Cast In Netflix Comedy Series ‘Girlboss’, Signs With CAA
Stage and TV actress and writer Ellie Reed has booked a co-starring role opposite Britt Robertson in Girlboss, Netflix's 13-episode comedy series inspired by Sophia Amoruso's popular autobiography. Additionally, she has signed with CAA for representation.
Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and to be directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hails from Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah production company. It centers on Sophia (Robertson), a… Read
Publicist Kasey Kitchen Joins East 2 West Collective
Publicist Kasey Kitchen has joined East 2 West Collective. Kitchen moves to East 2 West from Pinnacle PR, bringing client Jaimie Alexander (Blindspot), and will be based in the Los Angeles office.
“I’m thrilled to join East 2 West Collective,” said Kitchen. “With offices in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles, plus a thriving social media/digital division, their wide reach and strategic thinking will provide tremendous support for my clients as they navigate this rapidly… Read
Reality Producer Scott St. John Signs With ICM Partners
Veteran game and competition reality producer Scott St. John has signed with ICM Partners.
St. John has produced over 1,000 hours of alternative programming, including Deal Or No Deal and America’s Got Talent. He serves as executive producer and showrunner of ABC's new primetime revival of Match Game with host Alec Baldwin, which premiered on Sunday to solid ratings. He also is executive producer and showrunner of syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game with Emmy-winning… Read
WME Signs ‘Alien: Covenant’s Carmen Ejogo
WME has signed Alien: Covenant actress Carmen Ejogo, who will next been seen as one of the new female leads in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them for Warner Bros. So the agency brings in a talent with two big tentpoles under her belt already. David Yates' Fantastic Beasts will bow November 18, while Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is scheduled for release August 4, 2017 via Fox.
Prior to these films, Ejogo portrayed Coretta Scott King in director Ava DuVernay's Selma… Read
Prodigy PR Promotes Richard Stafford To VP
Prodigy Public Relations has upped Richard Stafford to VP Film Publicity, the latest promotion at the LA-based entertainment PR and marketing firm. In the new role, he will work with president and CEO Erik Bright and COO Alex Klenert on strategies for the firm's theatrical, festival and home entertainment campaigns. He joined Prodigy in 2012 as an account executive after stints at MTV, Warner Bros and Endemol.
Recently, Stafford has supported the national and regional… Read
Jennifer Garner Signs With CAA
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Garner has joined CAA from WME. The actress, last seen in the faith-based hit Miracles From Heaven, will also continue to be repped by Management 360, and attorneys Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
Garner, a versatile actress who can do comedy, romance as well as physical action, has a slew of projects in the pipeline. Currently in post are Robin Swicord’s Wakefield opposite Bryan Cranston; The Tribes Of Palos Verdes… Read
ICM Partners Signs ‘Here Alone’ Director Rod Blackhurst
EXCLUSIVE: Rod Blackhurst, whose debut feature Here Alone won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca in April, has signed with ICM Partners. Blackhurst also produced the postapocalyptic thriller with writer David Ebeltoft and Noah Lang.
Here Alone is set after a virus has destroyed civilization, leaving humanity divided into two groups: the uninfected and those whom the virus has turned into insatiably violent savages. Three survivors living deep in the… Read
‘Good Witch’ Star Bailee Madison Signs With Gersh
Bailee Madison (Good Witch, Once Upon a Time) has signed with Gersh.
Known for roles in films such as Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Just Go with It, Madison recently finished producing her second feature and is heading into production on season three of her Hallmark Channel series Good Witch. Her other TV credits include ABC's Once Upon a Time, Freeform's The Fosters, and ABC's Trophy Wife.
As a producer, she has produced the indie features Cowgirl's Story and Annabelle… Read
High Noon Entertainment Signs With WME
Cake Boss producer High Noon Entertainment has signed with WME for representation.
With offices in Denver and Los Angeles, High Noon, part of ITV America, is known for character-driven series in multiple unscripted genres. In the last year, the company has partnered with 15 networks and produced 20 series, pilots and specials.
High Noon’s current breakout hit Fixer Upper featuring Chip & Joanna Gaines is a top-rated program for HGTV averaging more than 3 million Live+SD… Read
CAA Ups Five Trainees To Agent
CAA has promoted five members of its training program to agent. The agency said today that Zach Kaplan has been elevated to Motion Pictures Talent agent, and Sue Carls and Pete Stein are now agents in the Motion Pictures Literary department. All three will be based in the agency’s LA headquarters. Sabrina Butera and Sam Forbert are now agents in the Music department in Nashville.
Ashton Lunceford & Mia Hansen Launch Portrait PR
Publicists Ashton Lunceford and Mia Hansen have announced the launch of Portrait PR.
The company, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, is already up and running. Hansen began her personal PR career at Guttman Associates and had her own company Aquarius PR for ten years before deciding to work with other companies including MLC PR. Lunceford began her career working with Hansen at Aquarius PR and then spent several years working at other agencies before deciding to… Read
Literary Agent Lindsay Framson Leaves UTA, Joins Kaplan/Perrone As Manager
UTA television literary agent Lindsay Framson is leaving the agency and joining boutique lit management company Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment as a manager representing writers and directors.
Framson had been at UTA for eight years. She started in the agency’s mailroom in 2008 and worked in the TV lit department as an agent for the past four years. Clients who will stay with her in her new role as manager and become clients of Kaplan/Perrone include Justin Brenneman (Quantic… Read