Jim Osborne has been named Head of Talent at APA. Ryan Martin, who has served as APA’s co-head of talent since June 2018 and previously lead the department since 2006 will exit the agency when his contract expires at the end of the year. APA’s Barry McPherson will continue to lead the agency’s New York talent department.
Osborne’s clients include Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), as well as his Flying Studios producing partner Douglas Urbanski, Academy Award-nominated Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) who stars in the upcoming Netflix/UCP series Umbrella Academy and the Paramount feature Body Cam, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power) who recently closed a groundbreaking overall/production deal with Starz, MacGyver star Lucas Till, rapper-actor T.I. who co-stars in the upcoming Netflix feature Dolomite Is My Name, Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious franchise), and Cole Hauser (Yellowstone).
“Jim Osborne’s devotion to the success of our clients and this company cannot be understated,” said Jim Gosnell, APA President and CEO in making today’s announcement. “His extraordinary work and dedication over the past seven years have played a pivotal role in the success of our talent department, and I’m very proud to have him lead our team into the future.”