Notes from the Rep Biz - 5-14-21

Notes from the Rep Biz - 5-14-21

At WME:
 
Tomi Champion-Adeyemi, author of the hugely popular Legacy of Orïsha YA series, will now be repped by WME across the board.
 
Young filmmakers Sujata Day and Tanu Muino have signed with the agency as well. Day is also an actress best known for her role on Issa Rae's Insecure, while Muino's star took off after directing the video for Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."
 
Unscripted agent Brianna Shebby has traded WME for UTA. We are waiting for confirmation on which of her clients will follow her.
 
At UTA:
 
A "Genius" grant recipient for his artwork and now a budding filmmaker, Titus Kaphar has signed with UTA, which has established a real presence in the fine art space.
 
Other new signs for UTA include actor Chance Perdomo (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Jong-Seo Jun, a star of the acclaimed Korean film Burning, and comedian Tom Papa.
 
Elsewhere Around Town:
 
ICM Partners has signed actress Ali Skovbye of Firefly Lane.
 
A3 Agency has added producer/entrepreneurs Tom and Lisa Bilyeu to the roster, as well as their company, Impact Theory Studios.
 
Actress-on-the-rise Emma Laird (the upcoming Mayor of Kingstown) has signed with APA after meeting with multiple majors.
 
Speaking of APA, it's down several music agents in the Nashville office; Steve Lassiter, Heath Baumhor and Matt McGuire, along with several other APA vets, have formed Reliant Talent Agency, bringing clients such as Travis Tritt, Sister Hazel, Kenny Loggins AND Jim Messina with them.
 
Sources: The Hollywood ReporterDeadlineVariety