Paradigm has signed well known actresses Heather Graham and Liv Tyler.
WME Entertainment has signed that ‘it’ guy from Gossip Girl Ed Westwick who’s also in the films Children of Men, Breaking and Entering, Son of Rambow.
WME also signed Jared & Jerusha Hess, the directors of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.
UTA has signed Law & Order co-star Anthony Anderson from CAA. He’s in upcoming The Back-Up Plan starring Jennifer Lopez.
UTA also has signed Catalina Sandino Moreno from CAA. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Maria Full Of Grace and will next be seen in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
UTA has also signed Last Station director Michael Hoffman who was previously repped by William Morris.
Gersh has signed 5 new clients — Amy Smart from WME (Crank and Crank 2, The Butterfly Effect), 4-time Emmy-nominated Damon Wayans from Paradigm (Major Payne), Rhona Mitra from CAA where she spent 10 years (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), Marissa Jaret Winokur from UTA (American Beauty), and Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee).
CAA didn’t think it had any important enough signings to give to me for this roundup. (Hey, new clients, how do you feel about that?) Nevertheless, CAA has signed Factory Girl director George Hickenlooper whose feature biopic Casino Jack about scandalous Washington DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff stars Kevin Spacey.
Geordie Frey of his management company GEF Entertainment has signed Ugly Betty‘s Vanessa Williams, who is working on Sondheim on Sondheim, the new Broadway show conceived and directed by James Lapine and opening April 22nd.
The Gotham Group, an entertainment management and production firm, announced its worldwide representation of Village Voice Media, publisher of 14 metropolitan alt-weekly print publications and 20 online properties. The goal is to “develop a broad range of entertainment properties — TV, feature films, books — based on VVM’s incredible library of passionate and opinionated journalism”. [Full Disclosure: I write the “Deadline Hollywood” column for LA Weekly.]
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