The Latest Rep Moves and Signings!
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:24am | WhoRepresents
- At UTA:
- The next several newsletters may be starting with UTA's new signs, as the dust continues to settle from the CAA situation. Here's what we can report this week:
- Comedy touring agent Andrew Skikne became the 11th former CAA agent to join UTA within the span of a week.
- Between them, newly minted UTA partners Jason Heyman, Greg Cavic and Gregory McKnight now represent (in addition to Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt and Ed Helms): Melissa McCarthy, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Adam Pally, directors James Bobin and Jonathan Krisel, filmmaker and producer Charlie Siskel, and British TV creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong.
- At WME:
- Eli Roth has left CAA and signed with Mike Simpson and Robert Newman. The filmmaker, producer and actor was not repped by any of the agents who fled CAA, so there's no clear connection to draw there.
- Spanish director Juanfer Andres, as well as frequent collaborator Esteban Roel, have both signed with Robert Newman.
- Comedians Sabrina Jalees and Nephew Tommy have signed with Hillary Robbie and EJ Johnson, respectively.
- At ICM Partners:
- Personal appearance agent Rob Prinz is the first rep to depart UTA in the wake of the CAA tidal wave. He brings along fellow agent Nikki Wheeler (who is also Prinz's wife), as well as clients that include Jerry Seinfeld and Celine Dion. Prinz joins ICM as a partner.
- Game of Thrones actress Carice Van Houten has signed with a team that includes Chuck James and Craig Shapiro.
- PMKBNC has signed comedian, and future host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah.
- Marisa Tomei and Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu are new signs for Shelter PR.