‘The Conjuring’s Hayes Brothers Writing Duo Sign With CAA
EXCLUSIVE: Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, best known for writing New Line Cinema's global box office horror hits The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, have moved to CAA from WME. Both films are in the Top 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time, with the first installment $318M worldwide in 2013 and the second $320.17M globally this summer for Warner Bros. The writing duo also worked (uncredited) on a rewrite of the studio’s San Andreas which grossed a whopping $473.9M… Read
Thomas Haden Church Signs With CAA
Thomas Haden Church is returning to CAA where he was a long-time client before moving to UTA in May.
Church, an Oscar nominee, is getting high marks for his starring role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on the new HBO comedy series Divorce. His feature credits include Sideways, Easy A, Spider-Man 3, Whitewash and Daddy's Home.
Church continues to be managed by Jen Turner at Finley Management and also be repped by Michael Gendler at Gendler… Read
Dan Porter, WME’s Head Of Digital, To Exit Agency
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Porter, who led the charge in building William Morris Endeavor’s digital business over the past three years as head of its department, is leaving the agency. He will exit on Nov. 30 to concentrate on his own company and to help grow his sports app, Overtime (in which WME was an early investor).
In Porter’s absence, WME partner Chris Jacquemin will lead digital content/talent for WME while Beth Ferreira will continue to lead WME Ventures. Porter was a key… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Alan Taylor Returns To UTA
EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Alan Taylor, returning the director to the agency after a run with CAA. His first stint at UTA included helming tenpoles Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys. Before that he helmed multiple episodes of Game Of Thrones as well as Mad Men, The Sopranos and Sex And The City.
Taylor is still in the mix on GoT and recently finished directing Roadside Picnic, a pilot for WGN America starring Matthew Goode. He is exec producing the Sony… Read
CAA Agents Kim Hodgert, Kami Putnam-Heist Move To Anonymous
It is the end of fiscal year, a time when agencies take stock, and some employees move on. There has been rumors that several agents might be leaving CAA, and two did so today. Kim Hodgert and Kami-Putnam Heist are moving to Anonymous Content. The agents worked on teams with high profile stars, and the move to management is always complicated by whether those clients already have managers. All that is being worked out. I’ve heard there is a good chance that Hodgert, who… Read
Craig Brody Leaves CAA, Joins Shuman Co. To Build Feature Biz
Motion picture literary agent Craig Brody has left CAA after 10 years, and is joining literary management firm The Shuman Company to help build out the company's feature film business. Brody represented a slew of film and TV writers, directors, and producers including Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made In America), Ben Younger (Bleed for This), Dean Israelite (Power Rangers), and Adam Davidson (Fear The Walking Dead, Kingdom) among others.
Larry Shuman launched The Shuman Co. 25… Read
Comedy Central Exec Miro Terrell Joins UTA As TV Agent
Comedy Central exec Miro Terrell has moved to UTA as a television agent. In her new role, Terrell will work across the TV Talent and TV Literary departments to rep comedic actors and writers and lend her expertise to package specials for UTA clients. She will based in New York.
Terrell joins UTA following seven years in Comedy Central’s Talent & Specials group where she was responsible for scouting comedic talent, programming them into the network’s development pipeline… Read
Talent Agent Sean Grumman Joins WME
WME has hired well known TV talent agent Sean Grumman. The long-time CAA agent became available last week when he abruptly exited the agency. He met with multiple talent agencies, landing at WME.
It is unclear yet which actors will follow Grumman to WME. His list of clients at CAA, where he had been for more than a decade, have included Hayley Atwell, star of ABC’s Conviction and Marvel’s Agent Carter; Golden Globe-winner Ruth Wilson, star of Showtime’s The Affair; Milo… Read
ICM Shows Off New Digs Which Includes Almost 400 Works Of Art
“We really look at this office as a great symbol of renewal and evolution for ICM Partners,” said agency founding partner Chris Silbermann as he introduced the agency’s new digs on Constellation Boulevard to clients and the press Thursday night in an opening celebration cocktail party. While ICM had been at the 10250 Constellation address for a while, they switched offices and moved to a new space on the top five floors. The move was a Herculean effort which had to be… Read
‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Signs With WME
In a very competitive situation, Millie Bobby Brown, the breakout young star of Netflix’s hit new drama Stranger Things, has signed with WME for representation in all areas.
The 12-year-old British actress and singer rose to fame this past summer with her role as Eleven in the Netflix pop culture phenom sci-fi/horror series Stranger Things, which has been renewed for a second season that is set to start production this month.
Brown, whose first screen acting credit was… Read
ICM Partners Signs ‘The Night Of’s Jeannie Berlin
EXCLUSIVE: Jeannie Berlin, who won critical acclaim as the prosecuting attorney in HBO’s miniseries The Night Of opposite John Turturro, has just signed with ICM Partners. Berlin, who is getting some Emmy buzz for her performance in that role, also co-starred this year as Jessie Eisenberg's mother in Woody Allen’s Café Society.
Berlin, daughter of the great Elaine May, also worked with Paul Thomas Anderson on Inherent Vice. She was in May’s original The Heartbreak Kid and… Read
Laverne Cox Signs With ICM Partners
Laverne Cox has signed with ICM Partners. The Orange Is The New Black standout had been in play for agency representation since April, when her longtime agent Paul Hilepo closed the Hartig Hilepo Agency to launch a management company. He was joined by several clients, including Cox, who retained him as manager.
Cox has been breaking ground, becoming the first openly transgender performer to earn an acting Emmy nomination for her breakout role on Netflix's Orange Is The New… Read