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Kate Walsh Signs With WME

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Kate Walsh has signed with WME. She was previously at CAA. Walsh is probably best known for playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and toplining spinoff Private Practice which ran for six seasons. She is coming off a starring role on the short-lived NBC comedy series Bad Judge and a recurring role on the first season of Fargo on FX. On the film side, she can currently be seen in Lorne Michaels’ Staten Island Summer. Her other feature credits include Kicking… Read

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Paradigm Agent David Lillard Exiting For Manager Gig At Industry Entertainment

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Paradigm talent agent David Lillard is exiting the company to join Industry Entertainment Partners as a manager. The news just dropped internally at the agency. Before joining Paradigm in 2013, Lillard had been a partner at the boutique IFA Talent Agency since its inception in 1995. Among his clients joining him at Industry: Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Jason Flemyng (The Missing), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Katherine LaNasa (Satisfaction), Steven Mackintosh (Luther)… Read

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Rob Morrow Signs With Untitled; Vanguard Inks Adrienne C. Moore

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Rob Morrow has inked with Untitled Entertainment. The Northern Exposure alum recently appeared in the miniseries Texas Rising and on Inside Amy Schumer. Next up are a couple of projects for FX: a guest spot on Denis Leary’s freshman comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and playing Barry “How About That, Mr. Fung?” Scheck in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, the first installment in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming true-crime anthology series American Crime Story. Morrow continues to be repped by… Read

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Emily Ratajkowski Signs With UTA

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EXCLUSIVE: Emily Ratajkowski, who played Andie Fitzgerald in Gone Girl, has signed with UTA.  She was previously with Innovative Artists. Ratajkowski appeared in this summer's Entourage and miniseries The Spoils Before Dying and next will be seen in the role of Sophie in Warner Bros' We Are Your Friends opposite Zac Efron, Jon Bernthal, Wes Bentley and Jonny Weston. She continues to be repped by manager Evan Hainey and attorneys Carlos Goodman and Gregory… Read

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CAA Expected To File Amended Complaint In UTA Agent Poaching Case

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If the legal battle between UTA and CAA over agent poaching this spring were a heavyweight boxing match, today saw the opponents getting ready to do the equivalent of leaving their dressing rooms. In a short status conference hearing at the Santa Monica courthouse, attorneys for the two agencies revealed that the trio of depositions of CAA heavyweights have already occurred, and the case is moving forward with more discovery. Perhaps more importantly, the judge decided… Read

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WME | IMG Picks Up Below The Line Agency The Wall Group

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WME | IMG has acquired The Wall Group, an artist management and consulting agency whose clients include top fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, production designers and motion DPs. The agency also advises commercial and luxury brands such as P&G, Unilever, KAO, Target, Chanel and LVMH. The Wall Group will continue to operate as a separate entity from its offices in New York and Los Angeles, with its leadership team, including Founder Brooke Wall and Directors… Read

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ICM Partners Hires Trio Of Agents & Promotes A Fourth

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ICM Partners has hired Hilary Baum McQuaide, Rebecca Ewing and Taryn Ariel as agents in three different departments and promoted a fourth, Katie Kolben, to agent status. McQuaide, formerly a partner at Skouras Agency, has been hired in the Motion Picture Production Department. She joined Skouras in 1995, launching the commercial department, and was promoted to partner there in 2003. She is bringing with her clients including cinematographers Gyula Pados (Maze Runner: The S… Read

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Producer G. Mac Brown Signs With APA

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EXCLUSIVE: G. Mac Brown, the producer who has worked with a slew of A-list film actors and directors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack and Michael Mann, has signed with APA. Brown’s producing credits include Scorsese’s Oscar winner The Departed, the Al Pacino-starring Scent Of A Woman, Pollack's The Interpreter, Mann's Public Enemies, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, among many others. His most recent credits… Read

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Frank Whaley Signs With Gersh As Writer-Director

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Frank Whaley has signed with Gersh as a writer and director. His latest feature film Like Sunday, Like Rain, which starred Leighton Meester, Billie Joe Armstrong and Debra Messing, was released in March. Also an actor (Pulp Fiction, Swimming With Sharks, Ray Donovan), Whaley has written and directed four feature films. His first, Joe The King, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He also wrote and directed The Jimmy Show (2002) and New… Read

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‘Angry Birds’ Director Clay Kaytis Inks With WME

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Clay Kaytis, who is making his directorial debut on Sony’s The Angry Birds Moviehas signed with WME. Kaytis was previously a head of animation at Disney with credits including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled. Angry Birds stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Hannibal Buress and Bill Hader and opens May 20. The film is based on the global bestselling game app from Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. Angry Birds has spawned a… Read

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3Arts Sending MMA Fighters Into Showbiz Ring

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Call it a cage match: 3Arts Entertainment has inked an exclusive deal with full-service agency MMA Incorporated to bring top mixed martial arts athletes to the mass-entertainment space. The talent management and production company continues a push into the sports world with the pact, which will work with such MMA Incorporated clients as Urijah Faber, Chael Sonnen, Anthony Pettis, Chad Mendes, Lance Palmer and Paige VanZant. "We are absolutely thrilled to expand our… Read

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Alec Botnick Named VP Comedy Development At CBS Television Studios

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Alec Botnick has been named VP Comedy Development at CBS Television Studios after spending the past six years as a television literary agent. He will report to EVP Comedy Development Kate Adler. Botnick started in the Endeavor mailroom in 2003, while earning his law degree from Loyola Law School. In ’09, he was promoted to agent in the TV Literary Department at WME after Endeavor and WMA completed their merger.  During his tenure at WME, Botnick packaged scripted TV… Read