UTA Tries To Reframe Packaging Dispute Narrative With Data Ahead Of WGA Vote

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With a week to go before WGA members begin voting on a new code of conduct that act as a fatal silver bullet through the heart of the agencies’ lucrative packaging plans, UTA tried to strap on a new Kevlar vest of data Wednesday.
In a pithy 10-page TV …

WGA’s New Report on Agencies’ Conflicts of Interest Cites ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

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The Writers Guild of America released a new report on Tuesday outlining “conflicts of interest” by Hollywood talent agencies, hours before they are set to meet with the Association of Talent Agencies for a new round of negotiations.
The rep…

Lance Bass Inks With ICM Partners Ahead Of ‘Boy Band Con’ Bow At SXSW

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EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners said Thursday it has signed Lance Bass and his production company. The news comes ahead of the world premiere of the feature documentary The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story at SXSW, on which Bass is an executive producer.
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Uber-Agencies Ramp Up Outreach Campaign With Writer Clients Amid WGA & ATA Clash

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As the war of words between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agencies becomes increasingly harsher, the uber-agencies are trying paint a bigger picture with their scribe clients.
Led by people who know how to tell a compelling…

WGA’s Threat To Order Members To Quit Their Agents Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

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Some of the biggest names in Hollywood soon will be scrambling to find new agents if the WGA doesn’t get what it wants at the bargaining table: an end to packaging deals. And if WGA members heed the WGA’s call to abandon their agents en masse on April …

Veteran Talent Agent Lorrie Bartlett Joins ICM Partners Board

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ICM Partners announced on Monday that partner and co-head of the talent department Lorrie Bartlett will join the agency’s board.
“We are very proud and excited to announce that Lorrie Bartlett has been appointed to the board of ICM Partners…

Media Rights Agent Rich Green Leaves ICM Partners To Join The Gotham Group

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EXCLUSIVE: Media rights agent Rich Green has joined The Gotham Group after four years at ICM Partners. He will continue to rep IP for TV and film. Green joined ICM Partners in 2014 before being named the head of their Media Rights department last year….