‘The Good Girls’ Director Alejandra Márquez Abella Inks With APA

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EXCLUSIVE: APA has signed Mexican writer-director Alejandra Márquez Abella on the heels of the Toronto Film Festival, where she world premiered her second feature film The Good Girls in the Platform section. It was a return to the fest for Márquez Abel…

Black Women Animate Signs With APA

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EXCLUSIVE: Black Women Animate, the animation production company founded by Taylor K. Shaw and filmmaker-producer JLove Calderón, has signed with APA. The news comes as BWA and Cartoon Network co-hosted a boot camp Saturday in Burbank to help BWA&#8217…

APA Ups Jules Urbanski To Music Agent; Triage Entertainment Partners With Terence Wrong, Hires Josh Poole As VP

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APA has promoted Jules Urbanski to agent in the concerts department. Urbanski joined APA in 2015, working in the mailroom before joining the agency’s Agent Training Program. He grew up on film and TV sets with parents Diane Wilk, executive producer of …

APA Promotes Bhargava, Nahai And Heller To Agents In Talent Department

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APA has promoted Varun Bhargava, John Nahai, and Kris Heller to agents in the Talent Department.  All three were agent trainees in APA’s Agent Training Program.
Their positions are effective immediately, it was jointly announced today by partners and t…

‘Mapplethorpe’ Director Ondi Timoner Inks With APA

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EXCLUSIVE: Ondi Timoner, the documentary filmmaker who is making her narrative feature debut with the Matt Smith-starring biopic Mapplethorpe, has signed with APA and Dialed-in Entertainment.
Timoner has won a pair of Sundance Film Festival grand jury …

‘Mulan’ Writing Duo Lauren Hynek And Elizabeth Martin Ink With APA

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EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, the screenwriting team who originated Disney’s live-action redo of Mulan, have signed with APA.
The new iteration of Mulan being directed by Niki Caro reimagines the iconic 1998 animated film based on…

L.A. DA’s Office Probes Sex Crime Allegation Against Former APA Agent Tyler Grasham

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Allegations of sex abuse by former APA talent agent Tyler Grasham are being reviewed by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. “A sex abuse case was presented by LAPD to our office on Jan. 31 regarding Mr. Grasham,” a spokesman for the DA’s office…

APA Signs Filmmaker & SXSW Winner Nijla Mu’min

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EXCLUSIVE: Nijla Mu’min, whose debut feature, Jinn, nabbed SXSW’s Special Jury Recognition for writing, has inked with APA.
Starring Zoe Renee and Luke Cage’s Simone Missick, the film follows Summer (Renee), a 17-year-old girl whose evolving identity is further challenged when her mother (Missick) makes the decision to convert to Islam.
Mu’min, who began her career working as a production assistant on Ava DuVernay’s 2012 film, Middle Of Nowhere, was selected for the…