Notes from the Rep Biz - 09-25-20

Notes from the Rep Biz - 09-25-20

At UTA:
 
Hollywood royalty Kurt Russell, whose roles have ranged from Snake Plissken to Santa Claus, is a new sign for UTA.
 
One of Disney's go-to screenwriters, Linda Woolverton, has also signed with the agency.
 
The music touring world is in upheaval, the latest sign being agent Sam Kirby moving from her longtime home at WME over to UTA, where she will lead the department alongside David Zedeck.
 
UTA has signed veteran children's TV producer Kenn Viselman and his itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, which is responsible for Teletubbies among other classics.
 
At ICM Partners:
 
ICM has signed rising actors Harold Torres (already a mainstay in his native Mexico) and Jordan Kristine Seamòn (one of the fresh faces of Luca Guadagnino's We Are Who We Are).
 
Another veteran WME music agent has left the company. This time it's Pete Nash, who handles acts like Kings of Leon and Steve Winwood, taking his business to ICM.
 
At WME:
 
New signs for WME include Eva Longoria, who arrives from CAA, "Real Housewife" Leah McSweeney and model-actress-skater Ajani Russell (Skate Kitchen).
 
At CAA:
 
Rising international filmmaker Joäo Paulo Miranda Maria has signed with CAA, as has actor Michael Cimino (from Love, Victor, not the director of The Deer Hunter).
 
Elsewhere Around Town:
 
Range Media Partners has started announcing clients who will be represented by the new management outfit, and, as expected, there are some doozies. The confirmed clients include actors Bradley Cooper, Ramy Youssef, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley, as well as filmmakers Baltasar Kormakur, Gareth Edwards and JC Chandor.
 
There has been other movement in the management industry, as companies realign and agents seek new opportunities. Agents who've recently moved into management include David Kopple, who brings his impressive list of writers and directors to Management 360, and Lucas Kosoglad, who brings his roster of rising actors from Innovative to Odenkirk Provissiero.
 
Verve only just recently opened its New York office, let by theater vet Chris Till, and they already count in-demand playwrights Robert Horn (Tootsie) and Bob Martin (The Prom) as clients.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety