Notes from the Rep Biz - 01-24-2020

Notes from the Rep Biz - 01-24-2020

At WME:
 
Oscar-winning actress and longtime CAA client Julianne Moore has departed the agency to sign wtih Michelle Bohan at WME.
 
 
British actor Billy Howle, recently seen in Netlifx's The Outlaw King and with a small part in Rise of Skywalker, has signed with Max Maulitz.
 
 
Elle Lorraine, one of the stars of Sundance 2020 premiere Bad Hair, has signed with Annabel Gualazzi.
 
 
Rising U.K. filmmaker Jack Spring is a new sign for Melissa Myers.
 
 
WME's Joe Izzi has signed some of the fastest rising stars in the world of TikTok, Chase Hudson (along with his Hype House collective) and Addison Rae.
 
At UTA:
 
Not to be outdone in the world of TikTok monetization, UTA has signed the entire D'Amelio family, including youngest daughter Charli, who currently sits at a cool 20M followers on the app (and adding new ones by the minute). The package deal also includes sister Dixie, mom Heidi, and dad Marc.
 
 
Perhaps not surprisingly, Jason Derulo has fired the people who put him in Cats. He is now represented by UTA's Ali Benmohamed.
 
 
Other new signs for UTA include young actor Hunter Doohan (Truth Be Told) and New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas.
 
Elsewhere around town:
 
Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria in Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story, has signed with ICM Partners, where her team will include Lorrie Bartlett, Adam Schweitzer and Sean Liebowitz.
 
 
CAA agent Eric Wattenberg is leaving the agency to take the position of Chief Content Officer with media company Wheelhouse Group.
 
 
Alex Proyas, director of films such as Dark City and the original The Crow, is now with David Gersh at Gersh.
 
 
Two managers with new homes: John Tomko joins The Cartel from Rain Management Group, and Ana Bedayo joins Grandview from Gersh.
 
 
Following the retirement of veteran entertainment attorneys Jake Bloom and Alan Hergott, five members of their former firm, Leigh Brecheen, David Feldman, Stephen Breimer, Richard Thompson and Ashley Silver, have launched their own firm.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety