United Talent

Oscar winner Kim Basinger has left her longtime agency CAA to sign with UTA board member and talent head Tracey Jacobs over the weekend.  Basinger will continue to be managed by Oren Segal at Media Talent Group.

UTA has hired Jason Egenberg in the TV Talent department. He was previously a manager at Rebel Entertainment.

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CAA has signed actors:
Juliet Binoche, Academy Award winner
Nasim Pedrad, a new SNL cast member.
Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award winner, co-host of The View, star of Sherri
Rachel Bilson, of the Fox TV hit The O.C. and films The Last Kiss, Jumper, New York, I Love You
Ludacris, Grammy winner (Crash, Hustle & Flow, 2 Fast 2 Furious)
Willie Nelson, recording artist and actor

And the following writers and/or directors:
Chris McQuarrie (The Usual SuspectsX-MenValkyrie)
Audrey Wells (Under The Tuscan Sun, Shall We Dance, The Truth About Cats & Dogs);
Kevin Walker (Seven, Sleepy HollowThe Wolfman)
Danny Cannon (Jerry Bruckheimer’s Dark Blue, The Forgotten, CSI, CSI Miami, CSI NY
Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Felicity)
Bryan Bertino (The Strangers)
Clyde Phillips (Dexter)

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Gersh has signed the following actors:
Selma Blair from CAA
Katee Sackhoff from WME
Rachelle Lefevre (The Twilight Saga: New Moon)
Eion Bailey (Almost Famous, Fight Club)
Parminder Nagra from WME (ER, Bend It Like Beckham)

The following feature writers and/or directors:
Donald Petrie from WME (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
Jon Harmon and Scott Elder from Paradigm (Snow White and the Seven Shaolin)
Chuck Russell from Paradigm (The Scorpion King, The Mask)

Comedy/Personal Appearances
Norm MacDonald from CAA (Saturday Night Live, Dirty Work)
Tom Green for PA (The Tom Green Show, Road Trip)
Christopher Titus from UTA (Titus)
Tommy Davidson from WME (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Proud Family)
Carrie Fisher from APA (Family Guy, Sorority Row)

New Hire
Carolyn Sivitz, feature lit agent from WMA


Paradigm signed the following actors:
Nia Vardalos from CAA (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan, Law & Order)
Eugene Levy from WME (American Pie, Bringing Down the House, Cheaper by the Dozen 2)
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The X-Files, The Unit)
Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie, Wanted)
Natasha McElhone (Surviving Picasso, Laurel Canyon, The Other Boleyn Girl, Californication)
Jessica Jade Andres (The Last Airbender)
Carly Chaikin (The Last Song)
Kristen Johnston (Third Rock From The Sun, Bride Wars)
Damien Dante Wayans (Malibu’s Most Wanted)

Feature & TV writers and/or directors:
David McKenna (Blow, American History X)
Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois from WME (Glory Road, The Fountainhead)
Jeremy Leven from WME (Alex And Emma, The NotebookMy Sister’s Keeper, Don Juan DeMarco)
Scott Teems (That Evening Sun)
Jay Kogan (The Simpsons, Frazier, The George Lopez Show)
Bruce Vilanch from APA (Oscars, Tonys, Grammys, Emmys telecasts)
Ron Parker from ICM (Broken Trail, Joan Of Arc)
Chris Leitch (Miami Trauma, CSI, The Beast, Samurai Girl)