Notes from the Rep Biz - 4-16-21

Notes from the Rep Biz - 4-16-21

At UTA
 
It was another great week for social media influencers signing with big agencies. It was also a strong showing for Israeli TV creators. Where to start ... Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz, who have created multiple medical-themed documentary series in Israel as well as the Netflix hit Lenox Hill, are now clients at UTA.
 
UTA now reps My Octopus Teacher co-director Pippa Ehrlich. But get this, the other director of the Oscar-nominated doc, James Reed, has signed with WME. It's pandemonium!
 
At CAA:
 
Sigal Avin, creator of the crossover hit Israeli series Losing Alice, which premiered state-side on Apple TV+, is now with CAA. The same is true of TikTok smash hits Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow, creators of Bridgerton the Musical.
 
CAA wasn't done there. They also snapped up spreader of positivity on social media Dhar Mann, actor-writer and creator of Netflix's Special Ryan O'Connell, and actor Justin H. Min of The Umbrella Academy.
 
Elsewhere Around Town:
 
Influencers now with WME include YouTube star Sheena Melwani, as well as Instagram sensations Jack Byrne and Trent Simonian, creators of the popular micro-series Sidetalk.
 
ICM Partners looked to Europe for its latest signings, Irish actor Aidan Turner and Swedish actress Evin Ahmad.
 
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier actor Desmond Chiam has signed with Gersh.
 
Let's end on a familiar note, shall we? TikTok'er Madi Monroe is now represented by A3 Agency.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety