Notes from the Rep Biz - 6-8-2018
A filmmaker to WME, ICM gets a new theater agent, and YouTubers to Buchwald! It’s Friday and you know what that means? It’s another edition of Notes from the Rep Biz!
Writer/director/producer Deon Taylor has signed with Alexis Garcia. Taylor recently finished the thriller Intruder, which was acquired by Sony Screen Gems. He also directed Meet the Blacks and produced All-Star Weekend, the Jamie Foxx directed comedy starring Robert Downey Jr.
Kate Pines is joining ICM in the theater department as an agent. Pines was the Literary Director at The Playwrights Realm for fifteen years. She shepherded several ICM-repped plays, including Sarah Dealppe’s The Wolves, Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap and others.
Other notes from the rep biz:
Music Agents Ali Hedrick and Trey Many have joined Paradigm. Hedrick comes from the Billions agency, and brings along such acts as Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, Neko Case and many more. Many also comes from Billions, and he brings along Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Pedro the Lion, and many more.
YouTube comedy troupe the GEM Sisters – comprised of real sisters Giselle, Evangeline, and Mercedes Lomelino – have signed with Tim Weissman, Jeremy Apody, and Tyler Allen at Buchwald. The sisters’ show is a family friendly sketch comedy series, and has 455 thousand subscribers and over 162 million views. They also publish a mystery series called Sister Detectives, the second installment of which will be released this summer.
YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee have created their own talent management firm called Margravine to find the next generation of YouTube stars. Sugg and Lee have been major YouTube stars for years, and were recently featured in a road trip film produced by the BBC. The first signings will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Publicists Megan Brophy and Matt Haberman have joined Narrative PR. Brophy previously worked for record label Big Machine in Nashville and managed Grammy and ACM Award campaigns. Haberman was previously at ID-PR.
Sources: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline