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CAA Promotes Four In Sports, TV & Marketing Departments

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CAA has elevated four staffers across its marketing, sports and television departments. Carly Allen and Kristin Whalley have been promoted to executives in the agency's marketing department, respectively working from the Los Angeles and New York offices. Ali Gallagher will serve as an executive in CAA's Sports Consulting department in New York, while Santini Reali has been promoted to agent in CAA's Los Angeles television department. All four were departmental… Read

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Paradigm Signs Showrunner Ric Swartzlander

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Veteran comedy showrunner Ric Swartzlander has signed with Paradigm. He was at ICM Partners. Swartzlander most recently served as executive producer/showrunner on TBS comedy Cougar Town and TV Land's The Soul Man. His other showrunner credits include ABC's Rodney, which he also created, and CBS' Gary Unmarried. Swartzlander also created and executive produced NBC's Daddio and worked on ABC's 8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter, Samantha Who?, Ellen, and Grace… Read

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Sarah Lancaster Inks With Innovative Artists; APA Signs Azure Parsons

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Sarah Lancaster has signed with Innovative. She just wrapped a multi-episode arc on Lifetime's Witches Of East End and appears in the David Dobkin-directed Warner Bros feature The Judge, playing the ex-wife of Robert Downey Jr's character. She also appeared in the recent telepics Love Finds You In Sugarcreek and Looking For Mr. Right, the series What About Brian and Everwood and was a regular for five seasons on Chuck. Lancaster is additionally repped by Rob Gomez… Read

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Alan Mills Named Partner At Marshak/Zachary

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The Marshak/Zachary Co has a new partner and a new name. Darryl Marshak and Susan Zachary said today that they have elevated Alan Mills to partner in commemoration of the company's 13th anniversary and changed the firm's name to the Marshak/Zachary/Mills Co. Mills, who has been with the company since its launch, represents Carlos Ponce (Cristela), Luke Youngblood (Galavant) and Guy Wilson (Days Of Our Lives)… Read

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Former Fox Casting VP Brehan Fitzgerald Joins Resolution As Talent Agent

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Berg's Resolution has hired new agent Brehan Fitzgerald from the ranks of 20th Century Fox's casting division. The former VP of Fox feature casting is starting to make calls around town as she transitions into her new gig repping talent at the agency, effective today. Why make the leap from casting exec to talent agent? “Working with artists is very rewarding, but when you work in casting you only get to do it for short period of time,” she told me… Read

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Patrick Stewart Signs With ICM Partners

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EXCLUSIVE: Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award nominee Sir Patrick Stewart has made it so with ICM Partners. The agency has signed the Star Trek and X-Men thesp as he prepares to return to TV in Starz's 2015 series Blunt Talk, which he'll star in and produce with American Dad's Seth Macfarlane and Jonathan Ames. The acclaimed stage and screen star, whose theater kudos include Olivier Award and Drama Desk award wins, is best known for playing the Enterprise captain Jean-Luc… Read

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CAA Signs T.J. Miller

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Actor, writer, comedian, and musician T.J. Miller has signed with CAA. Star of Mike Judge's HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, Miller had previously been with WME and continues to be managed by Dave Becky at 3 Arts and attorney Karl Austen. Miller is coming off summer tentpoles Transformers 4 and How To Train Your Dragon 2 and will next be seen in Disney's Big Hero Six and Scot Armstrong-directed Search Party. Miller's TV credits include the 2012 Comedy Central stand-up… Read

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Greg Grunberg & Sarah Dumont Ink With Paradigm; WME Signs Levi Miller

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Greg Grunberg has signed with Paradigm. The actor-writer-producer  recurs on Showtime's Masters Of Sex, and his TV credits also include The Client List, Heroes, Lost, Alias and Felicity. Grunberg's film credits include Big Ass Spider!,  Super 8, The Ladykillers and Austin Powers in Goldmember. He also wrote, produced and starred in the romantic comedy Group Sex. He continues to be repped by SC Management. Levi Miller has inked with WME. The 12-year-old recently landed the… Read

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UPDATE: ICM Partners Tries Again To Get Interns’ Lawsuit Dismissed

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UPDATE, 11:46 AM: ICM Partners today sought to have the class action interns lawsuit against them dismissed, as I reported earlier this week they would. This time around, their main argument is time, or rather that too much time, has passed for plaintiff Jason Rindenau's Fair Labor Standards Act claim to be valid. "Rindenau was an ICM academic intern in ICM's Los Angeles office from May 23, 2011 through August 5, 2011," according to documents filed by ICM's lawyers in… Read

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ICM Partners Trying To Head Off Interns’ Class Action Lawsuit

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EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners is moving fast to quash a potential class action suit brought by interns, Deadline has learned, that could shine the spotlight on one of Hollywood's dirty, not-so-secret practices. ICM head of HR Karen Abrams began making a series of calls to former interns this week seeking information supporting ICM's intern program. The move comes after Kimberly Behzadi and Jason Rindenau, the plaintiffs and former interns filed a motion in federal court on… Read

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Paradigm Signs Joe Johnston

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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Johnston has signed with Paradigm, reuniting the filmmaker with his longtime reps Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. The writer-director moves from WME, where he signed in March as Kanter and Spencer were leaving Resolution. He worked with Kanter for years at CAA and then left to join the dealmaker at Resolution, where it didn't work out. The prolific writer-director is quite a catch for Paradigm; Johnston's hits include Captain America: The First Avenger, Octo… Read

WME Signs Joel Kinnaman

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WME has signed The Killing's Joel Kinnaman, the agency said in a wide announcement. The Stockholm-bred thesp crossed over stateside as the street-tough Detective Holder on AMC's cop show and starred in MGM and Sony's RoboCop reboot earlier this year. The Killing was revived for a fourth season on Netflix this month. Kinnaman, previously with CAA, stars opposite Liam Neeson in WB's 2015 crime actioner Run All Night and has Summit/Lionsgate's Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Gary… Read

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