UTA Promotes Eight To Agent Status

UTA has promoted eight coordinators to agents, and 20 assistants have been upped to coordinators in the agency’s divisions ranging from Music to Television Literary, Digital, Speakers, Theatre, Tour Marketing, Books, Corporate Services and UTA IQ…

UTA has promoted eight coordinators to agents, and 20 assistants have been upped to coordinators in the agency’s divisions ranging from Music to Television Literary, Digital, Speakers, Theatre, Tour Marketing, Books, Corporate Services and UTA IQ, the latter the agency’s data and analytics slot. The moves come across UTA’s Los Angeles, New York and London offices. Promoted to agent level are Brett Duchon and Sarah Kowaney in Licensing, Branding and Endorsements; Kellen…

WGA Seeks To Reshape Talent Agency Business With Proposal For New Deal

EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild wants to completely reshape the talent agency business, putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies’ nascent ventures into film and television production.
In their proposals for a new agreement with the Associatio…

EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild wants to completely reshape the talent agency business, putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies' nascent ventures into film and television production. In their proposals for a new agreement with the Association of Talent Agents, the WGA East and WGA West have proposed that "No agency shall accept any money or thing of value from the employer of a client." That would effectively end all packaging deals, in which agencies receive…

Slate PR Promotes 10 Across Team

EXCLUSIVE: Slate PR, the full-scale entertainment public relations firm based in Hollywood and New York, has promoted 10 staffers, including Shawn Purdy to EVP status and four others to VP.
Purdy, who has been with the company founded by Robin Baum, An…

EXCLUSIVE: Slate PR, the full-scale entertainment public relations firm based in Hollywood and New York, has promoted 10 staffers, including Shawn Purdy to EVP status and four others to VP. Purdy, who has been with the company founded by Robin Baum, Andy Gelb, Simon Halls, Stephen Huvane and Ina Treciokas since its 2010 inception, becomes EVP Events and Brands. She will work with Gelb on the Tony Awards, National Board of Review, The Vulture Festival and The Angel Ball…

Judge Backs AMC Networks Motion In Latest Battle Of ‘Walking Dead’ War

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute over The Walking Dead revenue, a New York judge granted AMC Networks’ motion seeking permission to file supplemental materials undercutting two lawsuits by CAA and Frank Darabont.
AMC attorneys ha…

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute over The Walking Dead revenue, a New York judge granted AMC Networks’ motion seeking permission to file supplemental materials undercutting two lawsuits by CAA and Frank Darabont. AMC attorneys had filed a motion in order to spell out what they say are inconsistencies between the initial complaint and a subsequent suit in January. At a 15-minute hearing this afternoon in New York Supreme Court, Judge Eileen Bernsten…

Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs

Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony‘s Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…

Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony's Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…

UTA Goes EDM, Acquires Circle Talent Agency

UTA has acquired Circle Talent Agency, an industry-leading electronic dance music agency. The deal, the terms of which were not announced, will boost UTA Music’s reach into the emerging space with artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium and others.
UTA Music now has 90 agents in six offices. Circle’s EDM roster joins up with UTA’s which already features acts like Guns N’ Roses, Muse, Post Malone, Lenny Kravitz, G-Eazy, Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Paramore, Die…

UTA has acquired Circle Talent Agency, an industry-leading electronic dance music agency. The deal, the terms of which were not announced, will boost UTA Music’s reach into the emerging space with artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium and others. UTA Music now has 90 agents in six offices. Circle’s EDM roster joins up with UTA’s which already features acts like Guns N' Roses, Muse, Post Malone, Lenny Kravitz, G-Eazy, Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Paramore, Die…

‘American Gods’ Ricky Whittle Signs With WME

EXCLUSIVE: In a move that is way more bottom line and big league than leap of faith, American Gods star Ricky Whittle has signed up with WME for representation in all areas, I’ve learned.
Just over a week after the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed 2001 novel kicked off work on its second season, Whittle has cleaned the decks with his now past reps at Talentworks and managers Untitled Entertainment. Throwing in his lot with the Ari Emanuel and Patrick…

EXCLUSIVE: In a move that is way more bottom line and big league than leap of faith, American Gods star Ricky Whittle has signed up with WME for representation in all areas, I've learned. Just over a week after the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed 2001 novel kicked off work on its second season, Whittle has cleaned the decks with his now past reps at Talentworks and managers Untitled Entertainment. Throwing in his lot with the Ari Emanuel and Patrick…