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Greg Ellis Signs With Gersh; Pantheon Signs J.C. Chasez, Chris Payne Gilbert

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Hawaii Five-O regular Greg Ellis has signed with the Gersh Agency, while Pantheon has signed former 'N Sync singer J.C. Chasez and Chris Payne Gilbert, in the day's agency announcements. The English-born Ellis has a recurring role on the CBS action show set on the islands but also is starring in the upcoming animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and the Western feature Forsaken. Other notable roles have come in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Star Trek, Beowulf, Mr.… Read

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Obama Names CAA’s Bryan Lourd To Kennedy Center Board

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A longtime supporter of the president today got one of the plum cultural patronage gifts the commander-in-chief can hand out. Barack Obama appointed CAA's Bryan Lourd to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers," the president said in announcing Lourd's nomination among a plethora of other appointments. "I am grateful they have chosen to take on… Read

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‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Signs With UTA

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Kevin O'Leary, one of the original sharks on the popular ABC reality series Shark Tank, has signed with UTA. He was with WME. The Canada-born businessman and investor also appeared on the Canadian version of the British unscripted format Dragon's Den for eight seasons. He is a fixture on business TV news both in the U.S., where he appears regularly on CNBC, and Canada. Additionally, O'Leary is chairman of O'Leary Funds, a mutual fund company with $1 billion under… Read

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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

International

Netflix Launches In France With A New Partner — And A New Rival

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After much build-up, Netflix has finally launched in France — but so has a new competitor. In a statement posted to its local site this morning, Netflix promised to "revolutionize the entertainment universe by proposing a subscription offer adapted to the needs of all and (providing) exclusive access to original programs." Among those will be Orange Is The New Black but not flagship original House Of Cards, whose rights are still with rival Canal Plus. CanalPlus has its… 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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