WhoRepresents?com Newsletter August 29, 2011
Sent Monday, August 29, 2011
whoRepresents?com August 29, 2011
Notes From the Rep Biz
Agents John Sacks, Steven Fisher and Sophy Holodnik have left ICM. Sacks has joined CAA, while Fisher has joined UTA. The two shared a number of clients, and it is not yet clear who will follow which agent. Holodnik is headed into management, and will be joining literary firm Echo Lake.
Deadline Hollywood reported this past week that WME agent Lisa Hallerman is leaving show business to run a drug and alcohol counseling facility.
Actor, writer and director Paddy Considine has signed with Untitled Entertainment, where he will be managed by Beth Holden Garland, Jason Weinberg and Laura Rister. Considine continues to be repped by agent Sam Fox at Troika in the U.K.
"RocknRolla" star Toby Kebbell has left WME and signed with CAA's Joel Lubin. He continues to be repped in the U.K. by Samira Higham at Independent Talent .
On the PR front: Lucy Liu has signed with 42 West, while actors Timm Sharp, Karl Yune, and Grace Phipps have all signed with Platform PR.
"Modern Family" Emmy-winner Eric Stonestreet will star as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in HBO Films' "The Day the Laughter Stopped." Stonestreet is represented by ICM's Toni Howard, and by manager Steve Kavovit at Thruline Entertainment.
Character actor Clifton Collins Jr. has joined Guillermo Del Toro's giant monster movie "Pacific Rim." Collins is repped by Jim Osbourne at APA, and by manager Kim Callahan at Affirmative Entertainment.
German actress Alexandra Maria Lara has landed the female lead Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing movie "Rush." Lara is repped by Hylda Queally at CAA and Angharad Wood at Tavistock Wood Management in the U.K.
Who's Making Deals?
From the sideline to the inside
Kyle Chandler, star of TV's "Friday Night Lights" and the summer hit "Super 8," has joined the already impressive cast of Ben Affleck's CIA drama "Argo." Chandler is repped by Gersh's Leslie Siebert and manager Cynthia Pett-Dante at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Balancing out Battleship
"True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard is in high demand (we'll see him in a certain epic board game adaptation next year), but he has kept it pretty indie of late. He's currently attached to star in Zal Batmanglij's "The East," co-written by Brit Marling, as well as Henry Alex Rubin's "Disconnect." Skarsgard is repped by CAA's Jack Whigam, and by Larry Taube at Principal Entertainment.