Notes from the Rep Biz - 02-05-21

Notes from the Rep Biz - 02-05-21

At CAA:
 
Acclaimed documentarians Jamila Wignot (Ailey) and Seth Porges (Class Action Park) are now with CAA.
 
As far as narrative filmmakers, the agency has signed Amjad Abu Alala (Venice debut You Will Die at 20) and Dea Kulumbegashvili (TIFF premiere Beginning).
 
Other new signs for CAA include Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter, and a pair of hot screenwriters in Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (The Twilight Zone) and Matt Lieberman (Free Guy).
 
At WME:
 
IMG Models, another agency under the Endeavor umbrella, has signed two breakout fashion stars from the Biden inaugural: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and Kamala Harris' niece-by-marriage Ella Emhoff. Gorman will be repped in all other areas by WME.
 
WME has also welcomed a pair of music agents over from CAA, Caroline Yim and Zach Iser, in what continues to be carousel in that particular field. Both agents will be added as partners.
 
At UTA:
 
FaZe Clan, a major name in eSports, will now be repped by UTA, as will filmmakers Tiller Russell (forthcoming Silk Road) and Lisa Cortes (All In: The Fight for Democracy), and actor Scoot McNairy.
 
Elsewhere Around Town:
 
Buchwald has brought on veteran talent agent Marion Campbell-Kammer, who has spent most of her career to this point at TalentWorks.
 
It's worth noting that two well-known musicians (deservedly) lost their representatives within the past week, those being Marilyn Manson, who was dropped by both CAA and his record label, and rising country star Morgan Wallen, who has been dropped by WME and "suspended indefinitely" by Big Loud, which has been both his record label and management.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety, Billboard, Rolling Stone