Joe Eshenbaugh Joins Innovative Artists

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 1:24pm PDT

Joe Eshenbaugh has joined the comedy department at Innovative Artists. He arrives from Gersh, where he was the agency’s comedy coordinator for the past two years, and will work with Innovative comedy head Ian Arougheti. The agency reps Mary Lynn Rajskub, Larry Miller and Pauly Shore among others on … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Directors Of Sundance Docu ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 8:07am PDT
Mike Fleming

Gersh has signed Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, whose documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits premiered at Sundance and played SXSW and was subsequently acquired for distribution by Oscilloscope. The duo directs commercials and music videos under the name “thirtytwo,” with the UK company Pulse Films, and they have … Read More »

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Sundance ‘LUV’ Duo Lands At Gersh

By | Monday February 27, 2012 @ 11:35am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Gersh has signed Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson. They co-wrote and Candis made his directorial debut on LUV, which premiered at Sundance in the US Dramatic Competition and was acquired by Indomina and BET in a 7-figure deal for … Read More »

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‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Writer Lucy Alibar Signs With Gersh

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 12:27pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Alibar and director Benh Zeitlin adapted the 2012 Sundance winner from her play Juicy And Delicious. The Beasts Of The Southern Wild world premiere received a standing ovation at the Eccles Theater early in the festival, … Read More »

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Gersh Inks Jay Mohr, MMA Star Josh Barnett

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 12:26pm PST

Actor/comedian Jay Mohr has signed with Gersh for film, TV and literary representation. He was at Paradigm. Mohr, who is recurring on the ABC freshman comedy series Suburgatory, is currently filming the feature Bert Wonderstone with Jim Carrey and Steve … Read More »

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CAA Signs Actress-Comic Natasha Leggero

By | Tuesday October 25, 2011 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Actress-writer-comedian Natasha Leggero, a regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately, has signed with CAA. She was with Gersh. Leggero next is doing an arc on Chelsea Handler’s midseason NBC comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? Earlier this year she starred in … Read More »

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Gersh Signs David Krumholtz

By | Tuesday October 11, 2011 @ 7:09am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Actor David Krumholtz has signed with Gersh. This marks Krumholtz’s return to the agency where he had been a long-time client. He was recently at CAA. Krumholtz co-starred on NBC’s short-lived drama series The Playboy Club and is already … Read More »

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Gersh Signs Chris Noth

By | Friday June 3, 2011 @ 8:03am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Noth has signed with Gersh. He had been repped by CAA. Noth, a fixture of TV and stage in New York, has been acting in the Broadway revival of That Championship Season, and he continues in a non-exclusive role … Read More »

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Talent Agent Exits Gersh To Paradigm While Ex-Paradigm’s Jim Osborne Lands At APA

By and | Monday January 10, 2011 @ 5:35pm PST

UPDATE: Chris Highland has joined Paradigm as a talent agent in the New York office beginning today after he exited Gersh’s Big Apple office. At Gersh, he repped Victor Garber, Josh Hamilton, and Monica Raymond among others, but it’s not clear who’ll follow him. Meanwhile, Jim Osborne, formerlyRead More »

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Gersh Bolsters Film Finance/Distribution Division

By | Thursday October 28, 2010 @ 2:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Looking to beef up its place in the independent film finance/distribution arenas, Gersh has promoted to partner Jay Cohen, the producer who last year joined the agency to spearhead the department. Gersh has also hired producer Jennifer Dana to work closely with Cohen to package projects and work with film funds. Dana is in post-production on the Emma Roberts-Freddie Highmore film Homework, which she produced under her Mint Pictures banner. She formed her producing company after a stint with Andrew Lauren Productions. Among the film funds repped by Gersh are Queen Nefertari Productions, Northern Lights Films and Ketchup Media. The agency is also looking to secure offshore equity from Columbia, UK and China. Read More »

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UPDATE: Signings by ICM, WME, Gersh

UPDATED: ICM has signed actor clients including Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk for 8 seasons) from CAA, Melissa George (In Treatment) from Paradigm, and Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) from WME. In addition, the agency signed away from UTA new motion picture lit clients Steven Rogers (Enchanted Inc, P.S. I Love Read More »

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More Talent Agents Becoming Managers

UPDATE: Bill Butler is leaving Gersh to manage his client Melina Kanakaredes, who is moving to WME for agency representation. Also, Karen Forman — a talent agent at Metropolitan, APA and most recently Domain – is partnering with Danielle Del and Didi Rea at D2 Management.

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‘My Boys’ Co-Star Joins Showtime’s ‘Big C’

Nellie Andreeva

ReidScottWhile his My Boys co-stars Jordana Spiro and Kyle Howard had to pull out of their regular roles on new NBC series Love Bites and Perfect Couples because of their commitment to the TBS comedy, Read More »

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