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Reps Bet Big By Signing Tomorrow’s Stars

By and | Wednesday April 13, 2011 @ 5:11pm PDT

Another day, and another young actress unknown to the general public gets cast in a big movie or flashy TV role and signed by a major agency or manager betting on tomorrow’s stars:

British-born model Hannah Ware landed a starring role opposite Kelsey Grammer in the Gus Van Sant-directed Starz series Boss. She already was cast in Cop Out and then Steve McQueen’s Shame opposite Michael Fassbinder. Now WME’s Megan Silverman and Danie Streisand are repping the twentysomething actress after what was a competitive signing with ICM and CAA. She continues to be managed by Brian Liebman and Cory Richman.

WME also just signed Odeya Rush, a 14-year-old actress currently starring in the Peter Hedges’ Disney film The Odd Life Of Timothy Greene.

Erica Dasher, the star of ABC Family’s newly picked up series Jane By Design, has signed with UTA in a competitive situation. The actress, who beat a dozen other young actresses auditioning for the role, previously co-starred on the WB series The Lake. She continues to be managed by Shepard E. Smith.

Meanwhile, Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines) has signed with Ray Moheet at Levity Entertainment for management. She continues to be represented by Steve Muller at Innovative Artists.

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ABC Family Pilot Taps Director And Lead

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lev L. Spiro is set to direct ABC Family’s drama pilot What Would Jane Do, while Erica Dasher (The Lake) was cast as the title character. What Would Jane Do follows 16-year-old Jane (Dasher), who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult. Jane soon finds herself juggling life as a regular teenager in high school and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion…all while trying to keep her true identity a secret. Spiro will direct from a script by April Blair; Gavin Polone is executive producing. CAA-repped Spiro most recently directed the  directed the season 2 premiere of Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State, which posted a series high.

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