Notes from the Rep Biz - 09-11-20

Notes from the Rep Biz - 09-11-20

At CAA:
 
SNL cast member Ego Nwodim is now represented by CAA, joining her fellow cast mates Cecily Strong and Heidi Gardner, who've both signed with CAA over the course of the past year.
 
Filmmaker and author Dean Fleischer-Camp (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On) has also signed with the agency.
 
In the digital/social media space, CAA has signed musician/YouTube star Lele Pons, as well as popular gaming YouTubers Alpharad and The Completionist.
 
At WME:
 
WME has signed TikToker Sara Echeagaray, and will welcome rising feature lit agent Niki Montazaran over from ICM Partners.
 
WME has parted ways with a number of reps in recent months, and we can add one more to that list. Unscripted agent Ivo Fischer is going to run Dog the Bounty Hunter's new streaming platform, Unleashed!.
 
At UTA:
 
New signs for UTA include actor/comedian T. Murph (Woke), as well as Hikaru Nakamura, a world chess phenom and popular social media personality.
 
At ICM Partners:
 
ICM Partners now represents author and chef Molly Yeh.
 
Elsewhere Around Town:
 
The mega-company launched by Peter Micelli last month now has a name: Range Media Partners. In addition to the world-class roster of talent managers he's already recruited, Micelli has now brought on music manager Matt Graham to start that division of the company. With a film/music hybrid business, the new company might be building itself in the image of Rick Yorn's LBI Entertainment, which has long kept a foot in both worlds.
 
M88, the re-branded Macro Management launched by Charles King and Phillip Sun, already has a very impressive roster of clients. In addition to Michael B. Jordan, the management company now represents the likes of Idris Elba, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed and Gemma Chan.
 
New companies just keep sprouting up in the wake of the pandemic shutdown. TBA is a new music touring agency founded by five former Paradigm agents, and will handle clients such as indie sensations Chvrches, Toro Y Moi and The War on Drugs.
 
Veteran commercial agent Kristin Nava has left A3 to launch Nava Artists, while Carin Sage, a major figure in CAA's motion picture lit division for years, has joined 3 Arts as a manager.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety