‘American Psycho’ Director Mary Harron Signs With APA Ahead Of Salvador Dali Pic

By | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 3:22pm PDT

mary harron daliEXCLUSIVE: Punk rock journalist-turned-American Psycho director Mary Harron has signed with APA. Harron is attached to direct the Salvador Dali biopic Dali And I and is currently co-adapting the script from art dealer Stan Lauryssens’ book. Harron made her feature screenwriting and directorial debut with the award-winning 1996 Sundance and Cannes entry I Shot Andy Warhol, which nabbed her an Indie Spirit nomination. Her next film, the polarizing 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, went on to achieve cult status and garnered Harron a Director of the Year nod from the London Film Critics’ Circle. She reteamed with American Psycho co-scribe Guinevere Turner for 2005′s pinup biopic The Notorious Bettie Page, which she also produced, and adapted Rachel Klein’s novel The Moth Diaries in 2011 for her most recent feature of the same name. Read More »

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APA Ups Quartet To Agent

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 1:07pm PDT

APA logoAPA said today that its newest agents are Ashley Hanley (Talent department), Kyle Loftus (TV Literary), Adam Perry (Feature Literary), and Michael Abelson (EDM/Concerts). All four were coordinators in their respective departments.

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Rhys Wakefield Signs With ICM Partners; APA Inks Gina Wendkos

By | Friday February 21, 2014 @ 12:50pm PST

Rhys WakefieldRhys Wakefield has signed with ICM Partners. The Australian actor is onscreen in Endless Love, and his other credits include The Purge, Nobody Walks and The Black Balloon, for which he earned Best Actor noms from the Australian … Read More »

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Garcelle Beauvais Inks With APA; Gersh Signs ‘Contracted’ Helmer

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 6:40pm PST

Garcelle BeauvaisEXCLUSIVE: Actress Garcelle Beauvais has signed with APA across the board. The NYPD Blue and Jamie Foxx Show alum and former Franklin & Bash regular, who departed the TNT legal dramedy in 2012, guest-starred recently on … Read More »

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James Maslow Signs With Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Tate Stevens Inks With APA

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 7:30pm PST

James MaslowJames Maslow has signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners. He starred on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush for four seasons and toured as a member of the band. Maslow’s other TV credits include iCarly, See Dad Run and … Read More »

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Six Montana Artists Agents & Executives Led By Toppers Matt Birch & Ralph Berge Join APA

By | Tuesday December 3, 2013 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

birchbergeEXCLUSIVE: Three months after APA launched a Physical Production department with the hire of Paradigm agents Jay Gilbert and Gil Harari, the agency is expanding the department in a big way by bringing in virtually the entire staff of the Montana Artists Agency, whose sole focus is representing below-the-line talent. Montana toppers Matt Birch and Ralph Berge will serve as SVP and co-heads of APA’s physical production department gilbertharatialongside Gilbert and Harari. Coming with them from Montana are VP Brady Torgeson, agent Julian Savodivker, agent Amanda Pecora-Sutphen, and business affairs executive Larry Sheffield. While this is not an agency acquisition, it is unclear what the future holds for Montana, whose staff has been gutted by the exodus to APA, with only two agents remaining, Karen Berch (TV & features) and Nick Malkin (commercials). “I could not be more pleased to have Matt, Ralph and their team join our new Physical Production division launched earlier this year with Jay and Gil,”said APA president and CEO, Jim Gosnell. “These new hires make our division one of the largest of its kind in the industry, where we now represent some of the successful names in below-the-line feature and television production worldwide.” Montana’s clients include Matthew Jensen, Director of Photography for The Fantastic Four,  Paul Harb, editor for The Expendables 3, Denise Pazzini, production designer for Fox pilot Fatrick and Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, costume designer for Fox series Hieroglyph. Read More »

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APA Signs Yule Caise; Will Yun Lee Inks With Zero Gravity Management; Resolution Reps Lamorne Morris

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 7:50pm PDT

Yule Caise has signed with APA and 3 Arts Entertainment. In July, he was selected as the Fox Writers Intensive Fellow from among 10 finalists. Caise inked a development deal with FX Networks, in conjunction … Read More »

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APA Signs Screenwriter Daniel Turkewitz

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 4:47pm PDT

APA has signed screenwriter Daniel Turkewitz, who recently sold his feature spec script Tranquility Base, to 20th Century Fox in a pre-emptive buy. Scott Free’s Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Brooklyn Weaver and Jonathan Krauss … Read More »

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‘Metalhead’ Duo Signs With APA

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 4:25pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic director Ragnar Bragason and actress Thora Bjorg Helga, star of Bragason’s Toronto Film Festival drama Metalhead, … Read More »

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Toronto: APA Signs ‘McCanick’ Helmer Josh Waller

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 9:08am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: APA has signed Josh Waller, whose Toronto film McCanick just sold to Well Go USA. Waller is partners in SpectreVision with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah. McCanick, produced by Bleiberg Entertainment, is the last … Read More »

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APA Signs Web Cartoonist & Graphic Novelist Noelle Stevenson

By | Wednesday August 28, 2013 @ 10:41am PDT

APA says it has signed 21-year-old award-winning web cartoonist/comic and graphic novelist Noelle Stevenson in all areas. Most recently, Stevenson sold her graphic novel Nimona to HarperCollins in competitive bidding; it will … Read More »

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APA Signs ‘Raising Whitley’s Kym Whitley

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 3:05pm PDT

Kym Whitley, star of OWN docu-series Raising Whitley, has signed with APA in all areas. Raising Whitley debuted with 1.2 million total viewers on April 20, making it the fifth biggest premiere in the history of the OWN … Read More »

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UPDATE: APA Gets The All-Clear After Bomb Threat; Police Say No Device Found

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 11:37am PDT

UPDATE 11:37 AM: Police say no device was found and have given the all-clear after a reported bomb threat at APA’s Beverly Hills agency. They say it was a prank. Everyone has returned to the offices.

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APA Signs Writer Kraig Wenman

By | Friday July 12, 2013 @ 7:58pm PDT

APA partner David Saunders inked Kraig Wenman after meeting the scribe through X-Men and Transformers producer Tom DeSanto. Wenman worked on the screenplay for DeSanto’s re-imagining of the millennium-old Chinese story Creation Of Read More »

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APA Signs Three Directors

By | Friday April 12, 2013 @ 3:10pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Directors Michael Watkins, Rob Bailey and Tawnia McKiernan have signed with APA. Watkins has served as producer and director on shows such as Read More »

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APA, Gotham Group Sign Animation Director Timothy Reckart

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated director and animator Timothy Reckart has signed with APA and The Gotham Group. Reckart specializes in stop-motion animation and gained acclaim earlier this year for Head Over Heels. The only Oscar-nominated animated short that was a student film, it examines a marriage from a unique perspective where the wife lives on the ceiling and the husband on the floor. It was his student thesis at the National Film & Television School in the UK. Reckart has a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and an MA in directing animation from the National Film & Television School.

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APA Signs ‘Cougar Town’ Actor Brian Van Holt

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 3:42pm PDT

Brian Van Holt, who plays Courteney Cox’s good-natured ex-husband on Cougar Town, has signed with APA in all areas. He had been with Paradigm. Van Holt’s TV credits include starring in David Milch’s HBO series John From Cincinnati. … Read More »

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APA’s Melissa Orton To Join ICM Partners

By | Wednesday March 6, 2013 @ 5:53pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Young TV lit agent Melissa Orton is leaving APA to join ICM Partners. Rumors about Orton’s move surfaced late last year but she couldn’t leave before the end of her current contract, which is up at the end of April. Orton joined APA from Metropolitan in 2006 and … Read More »

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UPDATE: APA Talent Agent Everly Lee Joins Resolution

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 2:53pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Everly Lee, agent in APA‘s talent department, has left the agency after a four-year stint to join Jeff Berg‘s Resolution Agency. Her APA contract was up and the two parties opted not to renew it. Lee’s clients have included Bow Wow, Brandy and Malinda Williams. … Read More »

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