THR’s at-a-glance demeanour during a week in illustration news
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Lex Scott Davis, who recently portrayed Toni Braxton in a Lifetime telepic Unbreak My Heart, has sealed with ICM Partners (which already reps a RB star). The TV film drew 3.6 million viewers in January. Davis, a newcomer, is managed by Genevieve Penn during Luber Roklin.
Not a reticent blonde
Writer Heather Hach has left WME for Verve. She was a Tony and Drama Desk hopeful in 2007 for essay a book for a low-pitched instrumentation of Legally Blonde, and she also co-wrote a screenplays for a 2003 reconstitute of Freaky Friday, starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, and a 2012 garb comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting, formed on a classical pregnancy beam of a same name.
Filmmaker Shaka King has assimilated his representative Mike Esola during UTA (Esola made a move from WME in November). King’s underline debut, Newlyweeds, premiered during Sundance in 2013 and warranted him a Spirit Awards’ $25,000 Someone to Watch grant, that recognizes “a gifted filmmaker of unaccompanied prophesy who has not nonetheless perceived suitable recognition.” King returned to Sundance in 2015 with a satirical Mafia brief Mulignans. He now is building hip-hop comedy These Are My Friends during HBO with Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital.
A new pair
Gersh has hired Laura Brokaw and Stewart Cavanagh as agents:
Brokaw spent a final 13 years during The Skouras Agency, and her below-the-line clients embody prolongation designers Andrew L. Jones (Disney’s arriving The Jungle Book), Scott P. Murphy (Netflix’s Daredevil) and Paki Smith (the upcoming Mary Shelley intrigue A Storm in a Stars) cinematographers Andrew Rowlands (Universal’s reboot of The Mummy) and David Ungaro (A Storm in a Stars); and editors Greg D’Auria (Star Trek Beyond), Daniel Gabbe (AMC’s upcoming Preacher adaptation), Bruce Green (Garry Marshall’s arriving Mother’s Day) and Peter Gvozdas (The Purge). “We are always vehement to have a event to acquire an representative of Laura’s status to a agency,” co-president David Gersh pronounced in a statement. “I am tender with her believe of a industry, her contacts and her implausible work ethic, along with her comfortable and pleasing personality.”
Cavanagh will be a clamp boss in Gersh’s choice radio department, stating directly to partner and dialect conduct Todd Christopher. Cavanagh, a nine-year maestro of Rebel Entertainment Partners and Innovative Artists who finished Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol, is bringing a register that includes Sue Kolinsky (co-executive writer of NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Shannon Fitzgerald (EP of USA’s Chrisley Knows Best Christmas special), Jennifer Heftler (who underneath her altogether understanding with Trium Entertainment done a Making a Scene with James Franco webseries), Oji Singletary (EP of BET Digital’s The Westbrooks) and Paulina Williams (EP of TLC’s Coach Charming). “We are also anxious to have an representative with Stewart’s knowledge join a choice department,” Gersh pronounced in a statement, “and design to see an evident impact on business ensuing from his entrance on board.”
Sports-centric group Wasserman Media Group is expanding into “all aspects of culture,” according to a recover from a company, that now will simply be famous as Wasserman. The group also has promoted co-managing executive Denise Durante to arch selling officer and combined a family of brands that embody amicable media group Laundry Service and tellurian media network Cycle to go with a register of 1,500-plus clients, that embody athletes Andrew Luck, Russell Westbrook and Steven Gerrard; sports organizations such as a U.S. Olympic Committee, Barclays Premier League and a men’s pro tennis debate Association of Tennis Professionals; and companies including American Express, Microsoft, PepsiCo and Vodafone. “Sports has been a absolute motorist of lifestyle, and we have leveraged those roots to enhance distant over to accommodate a clients’ ever-changing needs in today’s marketplace,” Wasserman chair and CEO Casey Wasserman pronounced in a statement. “I am unapproachable of a group so distant and prepared to offer clients opposite all of a platforms, and pull forward some-more ambitiously, some-more creatively and some-more successfully.”
ID PR’s Annick Muller will turn comparison clamp boss of Wolf Kasteler PR’s New York bureau on Mar 1. Muller began her career in ID’s Los Angeles bureau in 2001 before eventually relocating easterly some-more than a decade ago. “I am beholden for a mentorship and superintendence we perceived as partial of ID for 15 years,” Muller pronounced in a statement. “I am vehement to embark on my subsequent section with a smashing group during Wolf Kasteler Public Relations.” Said partners Annett Wolf and Lisa Kasteler in a corner statement, “We are really vehement that Annick, who is so well-respected and severely experienced, is fasten us as we applaud a firm’s 25th anniversary. This is an critical and elaborating time for us.”
Be their Guest
Upright Citizen’s Brigade improv comic Elizabeth Guest has sealed with Primary Wave Entertainment, a initial new customer for manager Tatiana Sarah given entrance over from 3 Arts to start adult Primary Wave’s comedy department. Guest (a niece of Christopher Guest) recently combined and starred in a web array Guest Appearances and frequently performs with her all-female comedy group Fresh Hell.
Honduran singer Ana Belibasis has sealed with Chrome Artists Management. Her credits embody a Spanish array Hola ¿Que tal?.
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