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Taryn Manning Inks With Resolution; Innovative Artists Signs Lavell Crawford

By | Thursday March 20, 2014 @ 3:25pm PDT

Taryn ManningTaryn Manning has signed with Resolution. She recently was upped to regular for Season 2 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and recurs on Hawaii Five-O as Steve McGarrett’s ne’er-do-well sister. Her big-screen credits include Redemption Road, Hustle & Flow and 8 Mile. Upcoming features include Almost Broadway and #Horror. She continues to be repped by the Syndicate and Felker, Toczek, Gellman, Suddleson.

Lavell CrawfordLavell Crawford has inked with Innovative Artists. He recurred on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman’s bodyguard Huell Babineaux and has appeared on The Crazy Ones, Super Fun Night and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and also tours as a stand-up comic. Crawford next will be seen in the feature Evil Nature. He continues to be managed by Anonymous Content.

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‘Glee’ Actress Becca Tobin Signs With Innovative & Schumacher Management

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 5:15pm PST

Becca Tobin GleeEXCLUSIVE: Innovative Artists and Schumacher Management have signed on to rep Glee actress Becca Tobin, who stars as cheerleader Kitty Wilde on the Fox series. It’s her first foray into television. Tobin came aboard for Glee‘s fourth season after performing in Rock Of Ages on Broadway. Jennifer Patredis and Robert Haas of Innovative and Ricky Rollins of Schumacher Management join attorney Derek Kroeger on Tobin’s representation team.

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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 its live comedy roster for clubs, casinos, events and other venues.

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‘Big Bang’ Star Jim Parsons Leaves Innovative Artists After 10 Years

By | Tuesday September 13, 2011 @ 1:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: One of Innovative Artists’ biggest TV clients, Emmy-winning The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, has left the agency after 10 years. Parsons has not landed anywhere yet and is expected to take agency meetings at some point. When Parsons’ long-time agent at Innovative Craig Shapiro moved to ICM in April 2010, there was speculation that Parsons will go with him but the actor stayed at Innovative, which handled his Big Bang salary renegotiation last summer that earned Parsons a major salary increase and the agency a big commission bump. Parsons is a leading contender for the best actor in a comedy series Emmy this Sunday after winning the category last year. He continues to be managed by Marsha McManus.

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Ian Arougheti Joins Innovative Artists As Head Of Comedy Department

By | Friday July 29, 2011 @ 7:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Arougheti has joined talent agency Innovative Artists as head of the comedy department. Arougheti comes from Paradigm, where he worked in the comedy department for the past two years. Arougheti brings with him such clients as David Alan Grier, Rachel Feinstein, Erin Foley and producer Michael Loftus. At Innovative, Arougheti will work with comedy agent Stu Golfman.

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EMMY: Agency Breakdown For Actor Noms

emmysI can’t do a full agency breakdown of the Emmy nominations yet because the series producers have not been announced. For now, here’s the rep breakdown of the acting categories floating around the tenpercenteries:

WME: 22 Nominations
Amy Poehler, Andre Braugher, Claire Danes, Hugh Laurie, Connie Britton, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Julianna Margulies, Jonathan Pryce, Larry David, Lea Michele, Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, Matthew Fox, Michael C. Hall, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tina Fey (2 nominations), Toni Collette, Will Arnett.

ICM: 17 Nominations
Al Pacino, Jon Hamm (2 nominations), Aaron Paul, Ann Margret, Catherine O’Hara, David Strathairn, Edie Falco, Elaine Stritch, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Allen, Kathy Bates, Maggie Smith, Michael Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Ty Burrell.

CAA: 13 Nominations
Alan Cumming, Alec Baldwin, Beau Bridges, Glenn Close, Ian McKellen, Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Mike O’Malley, Rose Byrne, Ted Danson, Tony Shalhoub.

UTA:  8 Nominations
Bryan Cranston, Christine Baranski (2 nominations), Hope Davis, January Jones, Jon Cryer, Kristen Wiig, Kyra Sedgwick.

Gersh Agency: 7 Nominations
Holland Taylor, Jane Krakowski, John Goodman, John Slattery, Julia Ormond, Kyle Chandler, Mary Kay Place.

Paradigm: 6 Nominations
Dylan Baker, Julie Bowen, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Gambon, Neil Patrick Harris (2 nominations)

Innovative Artists: 3 Nominations
Brenda Vaccaro, Jim Parsons, Sissy Spacek

Domain Talent: 3 Nominations
Jane Lynch (2 nominations), Sharon Gless

Julian Belfrage Associates: 1 Nomination
Dame Judi Dench

APA: 1 Nomination
Betty White

IFA: 2 Nominations
Terry O’Quinn, Elizabeth … Read More »

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