APA Signs Five Directors

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 6:49pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Directors Jeff Melman, Ted Kotcheff, Jeremiah Chechik, Leslie Libman and Lee Rose have signed with APA.

Veteran Jeff Melman, a six-time Emmy nominee, recently has directed episodes of Modern Family, Animal Practice, Happy Endings and Community.  He was formerly with ICM Partners.

Ted Kotcheff has served as director/executive producer on Law & Order: SVU for the past 12 seasons.  His feature directorial credits include Weekend At Bernie’s, Switching Channels and First Blood. He continues to be managed by Craig Baumgarten.  He was with ICM. Read More »

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APA Signs ‘Reykjavik’ Scribe Kevin Hood

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 9:22am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: APA has signed UK screenwriter and playwright Kevin Hood. He most recently scripted Reykjavik, the Cold War drama that Participant Media has slated for production early this year with Ridley Scott producing, and Mike Newell directing Michael Douglas and Christoph Waltz. Hood also co-wrote Girl’s Night Out, a romantic comedy directed by Michael Hoffman, which is scheduled to start lensing this year. In addition to a long list of credits in British television, Hood co-created the BBC’s longest-running primetime crime drama Silent Witness. He also created and executive produced the network’s drama In A Land Of Plenty, based on the novel by Tim Pears. Hood is also known for his rewrite on the Miramax feature Becoming Jane, starring Anne Hathaway. Read More »

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Rob Kim Leaves Untitled Entertainment, Joins APA As VP

By | Tuesday January 29, 2013 @ 3:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former UTA agent Rob Kim is joining APA as a VP after a five-month stint at Untitled Entertainment. At Untitled, Kim served as a literary and talent manager, and … Read More »

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APA Signs ’30 Days Of Night’ Author Steve Niles

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 11:10am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Horror author and screenwriter Steve Niles has signed with APA for film, publishing and TV. The creator of the 30 Days Of Night comic, Niles wrote the screenplay for the 2007 movie adaptation and its … Read More »

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Top Agency Count: Primetime Emmys 2012

By | Friday September 28, 2012 @ 9:12am PDT

Emmy 2012 Winners AgenciesSummary

WME – 30 Winners
CAA – 29 Winners
UTA – 15 Winners
ICM - 10 Winners
APA – 4 Winners
Paradigm – 2 Winners
Gersh – 2 Winners
Innovative Artists – 1 Winner

Names of Winners

WME - 30

Writing For A Drama Series: Homeland
Written by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Directing For a Miniseries Or A Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Jay Roach, Executive Producer

Outstanding Drama Series: Homeland
Alex Gansa, Executive Producer
Howard Gordon, Executive Producer
Michael Cuesta, Executive Producer
Gideon Raff, Executive Producer
Avi Nir, Executive Producer
Ran Telem, Executive Producer
Alexander Cary, Co-Executive Producer
Meredith Stiehm, Consulting Producer
Cindy Chupack, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger (PBS)
Kevin Clash, Producer

Outstanding Nonfiction Special: George Harrison: Living In The Material World (HBO)
Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Executive Producer For Sikelia Productions
Produced by Martin Scorsese

Outstanding Special Class: Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: Children’s Hospital (Cartoon Network)
Rob Corddry, Executive Producer
David Wain, Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jill Katz, Producer

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Kevin Bleyer, Writer
John Oliver, Writer
Jason Ross, Writer
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APA Signs ‘The Deep’ Star Olafur Darri Olafsson

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 8:46am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: APA has signed Icelandic actor Olafur Darri Olafsson, who stars in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed The Deep as a fisherman who becomes the remarkable lone survivor after the ship went down miles off Iceland in the middle … Read More »

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APA Signs Bow Wow

By | Monday September 17, 2012 @ 11:51am PDT

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift star had been with UTA. Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Moss, also starred in Tyler Perry’s 2011 film Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2010’s The Lottery Season and 2009’s … Read More »

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TV Agent Brian Speiser Moves To APA

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 1:39pm PDT

Brian Speiser has joined APA. Speiser’s addition to the company will be as agent in APA’s Alternative and International Television division. He was previously a VP at Octagon, helping to launch the company’s entertainment division in 2009. Speiser was also an executive producer on MTV’s It Get Read More »

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TV Talent Agent Todd Eisner Exits APA

By | Wednesday June 6, 2012 @ 5:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran TV talent agent Todd Eisner has left APA. His contract was coming up and he and the agency decided to part ways. Eisner has been at APA for eight years. Before that, he spent a decade at Writers & Artists.

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‘Tinker Tailor’s David Dencik Inks With APA

By | Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT

David Dencik has signed with APA. The Swedish actor, most recently seen alongside Gary Oldman and Colin Firth in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, will be represented in all areas by the agency. Denick, who starred in different roles in both the original Swedish version … Read More »

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Ashton Holmes Signs With APA

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 1:08pm PDT

Ashton Holmes, who played Tyler Barrol on ABC’s Revenge, has signed with APA. The 34-year old actor, who was previously with UTA, will be represented by the agency in all areas. As well as his role on … Read More »

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‘Huck’ Scribe Signs With APA

By | Tuesday April 24, 2012 @ 9:07am PDT

Andy Burg has signed with APA. The writer, previously at ICM, has two scripts currently at Paramount: Huck, a contemporary take on Mark Twain’s classic characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark producing; and … Read More »

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APA Re-Signs Comedian Ron White

By | Monday April 16, 2012 @ 5:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Comedian Ron White has returned to APA after a three-month stint at UTA. The Blue Collar Comedy member is among the top-grossing touring comedians. He recently sold out his upcoming April 21 performance at Radio City Music Hall. White’s latest … Read More »

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APA Signs ‘Detachment’ Scribe Carl Lund

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 8:37am PDT
Mike Fleming

Writer/producer Carl Lund has signed with APA.  Lund most recently wrote and produced Detachment, the just released film that stars Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston.  Inspired by Lund’s work as a substitute teacher, the film chronicles three weeks in the lives of several … Read More »

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Nick Bakay Signs With APA

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 5:53pm PDT

Nick Bakay APAEXCLUSIVE: Writer-producer-actor Nick Bakay had been at Verve and now will be repped by APA in all areas. He wrote the Kevin James movies Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Read More »

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APA Signs Veteran Comedy Writer Ed Yeager

By | Friday November 18, 2011 @ 7:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran comedy writer-producer Ed Yeager has signed with APA. He was at ICM. Yeager created, executive produced and ran the CBS comedy series Gary Unmarried. He also co-created the ABC Family comedy series Ruby & The Rockits and worked such … Read More »

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Former FremantleMedia North America PR Executive Manfred Westphal Joins APA

By | Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 9:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Two weeks after FremantleMedia North America’s PR head Manfred Westphal abruptly resigned his post as SVP communications and marketing at the reality TV indie giant, he is joining talent agency APA as head of PR. At APA, … Read More »

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Penny Marshall Back In Biz With New Reps

By | Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 6:51pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Director and actress and producer Penny Marshall has signed with Shelter Entertainment Group President Alan Iezman for management, and with APA for agency representation in all area.  The helmer of such classics as Big, Awakenings (an Oscar Best Picture contender), and A League Of Their Own was the first female director to gross … Read More »

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APA, ICM Sign TV Producers

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 6:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran TV director-producer Gil Junger has signed with APA. Junger has directed hundreds of series episodes, including Ellen DeGeneres’ coming-out episode on Ellen. He most recently helmed TV Land’s Terri Minsky pilot and cable series Glory Daze, Hot in Cleveland, and 10 Things I Hate About You, on which he … Read More »

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