Notes from the Rep Biz - 2-2-2018
Welcome to Friday and the first edition of Notes from the Rep Biz for February!
The estate of Michael Crichton (novelist and creator of E.R., as well as the original WestWorld) has signed with WME in all areas.
Owen Teague, who played Ben Mendolsohn’s son on Netflix’s Bloodline, has signed with Jessica DiBiase and Peter Levine. This past year, Teague was one of the bullies in the horror hit It, and was in the Arkangel episode of Black Mirror. He’ll next be seen in the YA drama Every Day and just wrapped the supernatural thriller Mary, which stars Gary Oldman. He continues to be managed by Nils Larsen at Management 360.
Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp has left Innovative and signed with a team that includes Dana Harris, Donovan Tatum, Jim Nicolay, Jon Teiber, Michael Katcher, and Shauna Perlman. Schnapp will next be seen in the indie drama Abe. His managers are Annie Schmidt, Jason Weinberg, and Stephanie Simon at Untitled Entertainment.
Actress Dominique Fishback, the critically acclaimed star of the Sundance drama Night Comes On and a regular on HBO’s The Deuce, has signed with Neil Bajai and Shani Rosenzweig. Next up, Fishback will be in the film adaptation of the Angie Thomas’ Black Lives Matter YA novel The Hate U Give.
Other Notes Around Town:
How to Get Away with Murder actress Kelsey Scott has signed with Shawn Naim and Todd Eisner at Abrams Artists Agency. She will next be seen in the Lifetime biopic, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar, which will premiere on Feb 3rd. Scott continues to be represented by manager Alex Czuleger at The Green Room.
Mudbound writer/director Dee Rees, fresh off of her Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay, has signed with Lori Stonebraker at Anonymous Content. She continues to be agented by Craig Kestel at WME.
Creator, director, and star of Daytime Emmy nominated webseries EastSiders Kit Williamson has signed with More/Medavoy Management. EastSiders is currently streaming on Netflix and Wiliamson has had recurring roles on Mad Men and The Good Wife. His agents are Joanne Nici and Gordon MacDonald at Buchwald.
More/Medavoy has also signed Amani Walker, creator of the BET series Rebel. Walker has optioned scripts to Nickelodeon, Starz, and Freeform.
A.B. Fischer has left The Shuman Company and joined up with Dennis Kim who has left Storied Media Group to form Literate – a television focused boutique literary management/production company. Coming along as clients are Suits creator/showrunner Aaron Korsh, Cheo Coker (Luke Cage) and Kyle Jarrow (Valor creator/executive producer) among many others.
Sources: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline