‘Sons Of Anarchy’ In Rearview Mirror, Ron Perlman Signs With Gersh

By | Friday April 11, 2014 @ 10:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

ron perlmanEXCLUSIVE: Gersh has signed Ron Perlman and his production company. After Hellboy and Sons Of Anarchy, Perlman is building the next chapter of his career. He’s not letting any moss grow under him since completing his superb … Read More »

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Eriq La Salle Signs With Paradigm; Gersh Inks Pili Montilla

By | Friday April 4, 2014 @ 5:44pm PDT

Eriq LaSalle squareEriq La Salle has signed with Paradigm. Best known for playing Dr. Peter Benton on NBC’s ER, his credits also include A Gifted Man, Covert Affairs and How To Make It In America. La Salle also directed has … Read More »

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Late Scribe Budd Schulberg Signs With Gersh

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 11:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

schulbergOn the centennial anniversary of the birth of Oscar-winning On The Waterfront and A Face In The Crowd writer Budd Schulberg, his widow Betsy Schulberg has signed with Gersh to rep his estate. He died at 95 in 2009. The agency plans to steer several adaptations of his novels and reboots of his classic works. Schulberg wrote the Oscar-winning script for Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront, and the novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Disenchanted and The Harder They Fall. The son of a powerful Paramount exec, Schulberg had a boisterous and highly eventful life with his share of controversy. He famously became a friendly witness at the House Un-American Activities Committee, testifying about his time as a member of the Communist Party and naming eight Hollywood colleagues who were also members. He also served in the OSS in WWII and reportedly compiled evidence against and arrested Nazi propagandist director Leni Reifenstahl.

waterfront“Without Budd Schulberg, the Hollywood that we know of today wouldn’t exist, as he created the paradigm for what success stands for in this business as a writer and creative talent,” said Gersh co-head Bob Gersh. “He was an American treasure and a Hollywood legend, and we couldn’t be more pleased at Gersh to work with his estate on future projects that will entertain and inform audiences for generations to come.”

Schulberg’s son Benn is shooting a docu on his dad, Hollywood Renegade: The Many Loves Of Budd Schulberg, which was produced by Stephen Nemeth and executive produced by Ben Stiller and Spike Lee. Stiller long planned to direct a version of What Makes Sammy Run?, planning to play Hollywood hustler Sammy Glick. “Budd Schulberg lived Hollywood history, and chronicled it all,” said Stiller. “He was not one to shy away from controversy, and his work as a writer captured an era in 20th century America that is now fading away. Sammy remains the prototypical Hollywood novel and probably always will.” Read More »

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Gustaf Skarsgård Inks With Paradigm; Gersh Signs Writer Chris Hill

By | Monday March 3, 2014 @ 5:59pm PST

Gustaf SkarsgårdGustaf Skarsgård has signed with Paradigm. The actor who plays Floki on History’s Vikings, has appeared in the recent films Kon-Tiki, Autumn Blood and The Way Back and starred in the Swedish gangster miniseries Ettor och Nollor. Other credits … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Aly & AJ Michalka

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 6:23pm PST

Aly & AJ Michalka 1EXCLUSIVE: Gersh has inked the sister act for U.S. representation. Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka started as a singing duo before segueing into acting in the mid-2000s. The pair starred together in a … Read More »

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Osiris Launches Film Distribution Company Paragon Pictures

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 8:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Osiris Entertainment has launched Paragon Pictures, a new distribution company. Paragon has signed for representation with Gersh’s Jay Cohen as the distributor becomes a new player in the acquisitions market. Osiris’ CEO Evan Crooke will head … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Jeff Margolis And TV Banner

By | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 4:15am PDT

Award-winning producer and director Jeff Margolis has signed with Joan Harrison of the Gersh Agency for representation both individually and for his Jeff Margolis Productions which packages and produces entertainment and reality series for network, syndication and … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Jeremy Sisto & Stephen Dorff

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 3:53pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Suburgatory star Jeremy Sisto has signed with Gersh. The Six Feet Under and Law & Order alum was most recently with UTA. He continues … Read More »

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Gersh Agency Signs Calista Flockhart

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 10:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ally McBeal and Brothers & Sisters star Calista Flockhart has signed with Gersh. This marks Flockhart’s return to the agency where she was a client until 2004, when she left for ICM. Flockhart’s former Gersh … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Oxford University Press For Film, TV Deals

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 7:59am PST
Mike Fleming

Gersh has signed Oxford University Press and will rep its academic and trade books for film, TV and digital opportunities for their Global Academic Business. Joe Veltre will shop its properties. Why sign an egghead outfit that was founded in 1478? Well, Oxford University Press has done pretty well in the non-fiction film arena. Among the OUP books turned into features are the Daniel Craig-starrer Defiance, the Channing Tatum-starrer The Eagle, and the docu Freedom Riders. “The breadth and quality of their list is extraordinary, and we feel privileged to help expand their reach into the world of film and television,” Veltre said.

It’s another example of publishers wanting to be part of the ancillary market for works. After years of paying writers a few thousand dollars to write articles and then watch those journalists make six-figure rights deals for film and TV adaptations, magazines and book publishers have moved to more than wet their beaks; they want to control the process. That includes magazine publishers like Conde Nast, which last year started a dedicated dealmaking division with former CW Entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. The rationale: if the magazine is paying good money for the words and providing the means for them to be projected into the populace, why shouldn’t the publishers cash in? Read More »

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Agency Signings: Breckin Meyer To ICM, ‘Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch To WME

By and | Friday December 7, 2012 @ 3:52pm PST

Actor-writer Breckin Meyer has signed ICM Partners. Breckin stars in the TNT dramedy Franklin & Bash, which has been renewed for a third season. He also created and executive produces the TBS comedy series Men At Work, which has been … Read More »

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Rob Golenberg Leaves Evolution, Formally Launches Company With Alon Aranya

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 2:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After a nine-month stint at Evolution Entertainment, former Gersh Head of TV Literary and Packaging Rob Golenberg has left the management company to focus on Scripted World, his company with longtime client, writer/producer Alon Aranya. Golenberg  and Aranya started Scripted World as a production company in February when Golenberg joined Evolution. Now the duo has formally launched Scripted World as a full-service production and management company. They are being joined by Angela Nikas from The Collective who will serve as a development executive. Read More »

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Gersh Signs ‘Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 2:59pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Good Wife co-star Archie Panjabi has signed with Gersh. The Emmy-winning British actress did not have U.S. representation. Panjabi’s role as investigator Kalinda Sharma on the CBS drama has earned her three Emmy nominations and … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Toronto Helmer Trio

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 8:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

Gersh has signed three directors who premiered films as last month’s Toronto Film Festival. The agency inked Irish writer-director Kieron Walsh, whose film Jump also recently won best picture at the Irish Film New York Festival. He is … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Actress Allison Janney

By | Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 4:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Allison Janney has signed with Gersh. Janney, who won four Emmys for her role on NBC’s The West Wing, starred in Greg Daniels’ NBC pilot Friday Night Dinner this … 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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Luis Guzman Suits Up for Scott Sanders’ ‘Aztec Warrior’

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 12:11pm PDT

Luis Guzman Aztec WarriorLuis Guzman has been cast as the lead in Aztec Warrior. Scott Sanders will direct the action comedy from Pantelion Films. Guzman, who starred in Boogie Nights and DreamWorks upcoming Turbo, will begin filming next month in New Orleans. He … Read More »

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UTA Signs ‘The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee, Gersh Signs ‘Wilfred’s Fiona Gubelmann

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 12:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Samantha Bee, best known for her work as the Most Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, has signed with UTA. She also had a recurring role on HBO’s Bored To Death and is currently developing … Read More »

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Tammy Blanchard Signs With Gersh

By | Thursday May 24, 2012 @ 3:39pm PDT

Tammy Blanchard GershTammy Blanchard has signed with Gersh for all areas. A TV regular, Blanchard is currently guest starring on Showtime’s The Big C with Laura Linney. On the film side, she was in … Read More »

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