Youth Talent Manager Arrested In Molestation Case

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 2:30pm PST

Martin Weiss, a Hollywood talent manager whose company reps child actors that have landed roles on such series as Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Disney’s Good Luck Charlie as well as on network shows and movies, was arrested this week on suspicion of molesting some of his clients. According to the … Read More »

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Matt Weiner Parts Ways With Longtime Manager Keith Addis

By | Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 1:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner closing a new $30 million deal for the show following one of the longest, most difficult showrunner renegotiations in recent TV history, Weiner is partying ways with his manager of 10 years, Industry Entertainment’s Keith Addis. Addis, along with CAA, … Read More »

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Zach Braff Signs With Management 360

By | Friday February 11, 2011 @ 5:26pm PST
Mike Fleming

Zach Braff has signed with Management 360. Braff, who continues to be repped by CAA, most recently rewrote to direct Swingles, the comedy that is produced by Brad Weston and Kevin Misher that seems poised to come out of Paramount. … Read More »

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UTA’s Jason Shapiro Switches To Management, Joins The Collective

By | Tuesday January 11, 2011 @ 4:07am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jason Shapiro, a 10-year UTA veteran in the agency’s motion picture talent department, is moving to the management side of the representation business, joining The Collective. There he will work closely with partners Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew in the talent management group. At UTA, Shapiro worked with such clients … Read More »

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The Black List 2010: Manager Count

The Black List 2010: Agency Count
The Black List 2010: Screenplay Roster

Some of these numbers may change as the list is made more accurate today:

Circle of Confusion: 7
Management 360: 6
Industry Entertainment: 5
Anonymous Content: 4
Gotham Group: … Read More »

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Brillstein Hires Manager Alex Murray

By | Friday November 12, 2010 @ 10:52am PST
Mike Fleming

Alex Murray has ended his partnership with John MacDonald in MacDonald-Murray Management and has become a manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Murray reps standup comics, personalities and comedy writers, and is bringing clients that include Jim Gaffigan, G4′s Web SoupRead More »

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MORE: Agency/Manager Comings & Goings

By | Monday October 11, 2010 @ 5:20pm PDT

Updates below… Paradigm has signed Tony Danza, whose new reality series set in Philadelphia Teach premiered this past Friday night on A&E. (I saw the debut and found it compelling.) Danza’s  many credits include as the co-star of Taxi and Who’s The Read More »

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Rosalie Swedlin Joins Anonymous Content

By | Monday October 11, 2010 @ 12:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Rosalie Swedlin has left  an 11-year run at Industry Entertainment to join Anonymous Content as manager and producer.  Current clients making the move with Swedlin include David Frankel, Richard Shepard, Lynn Shelton, Nigel Cole, Kirsten Sheridan, Gary Winick, Michael Engler, Tommy Schlamme, Jane Anderson and John Riggi. Swedlin will … Read More »

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Denis Leary And Jim Serpico’s Apostle Is Launching N.Y.-Based Management Division

By | Thursday September 30, 2010 @ 8:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCUSIVE: Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle is branching out into management. The duo’s New York-based film and TV production company is launching Apostle Management, whose main focus will be shaping up the careers of stand-up comedians who aspire to … Read More »

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Bill Butler Lands At Industry Entertainment

Mike Fleming

Bill Butler, a longtime fixture at Gersh’s New York headquarters before leaving to become manager, has landed at Industry Entertainment as a partner. He’ll continue to be Gotham-based, and starts off with the following clients, most long timers from Gersh: Chris Meloni, Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Calista Flockhart, Victor Garber, … 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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3 Arts & Untitled Talk Management Merger

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Management/production companies 3 Arts and Untitled Entertainment are in merger talks. I’m not certain they are going to join forces, but they are exploring it seriously. The potential mix of assets of the two companies is intriguing. 3 Arts — run by Erwin Stoff, Michael Rotenberg, Howard Klein, David … Read More »

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Warner Bros Exec Switches To Manager

By | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 8:01am PDT
Mike Fleming

Jairo Alvarado, who stepped right out UCLA and stepped into a job as a Warner Bros creative exec 18 months ago, is leaving next month to become a manager at 3 Arts. The 24-year old Alvarado said he wasn’t thinking of a career change before a general meeting with 3 … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: John Cusack, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Giamatti, Alex O’Loughlin Exit Agencies

By | Friday June 18, 2010 @ 5:21pm PDT

CAA has lost Mark Ruffalo after he only arrived there in March. I hear he’s parking himself at management company Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

John Cusack has left WME to go to CAA. (UPDATE: A website no one in Hollywood reads reported this already. Not even the agencies saw it.)

ICM has lost Paul Giamatti. No word on … Read More »

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Remember WMA TV Agent Aaron Kaplan?

By | Tuesday April 27, 2010 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Since exiting William Morris almost a year ago, Aaron Kaplan has kept a relatively low profile after his high profile departure. But behind the scenes, the former worldwide head of scripted television at WMA who didn’t make the WMA-Endeavor … Read More »

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Abstract Entertainment Acquired By ROAR

By | Wednesday April 21, 2010 @ 9:30pm PDT

ROAR management has just bought Abstract Entertainment, the literary management & production company run by Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler who’ll start ROAR’s lit department. Abstract will add clients including Chris Baldi, Ashley Bradley, and Chris Bullett.

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Gersh Agent Becoming 3 Arts Manager

By | Wednesday April 21, 2010 @ 2:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Gersh talent agent Sarah Shyn is switching to management and joining 3 Arts later this week. I’m told Shyn’s shyn_sarahdeparture from Gersh, where she worked for the past 3.5 years, was amicable. At Gersh, she represented mostly up-and-comers, including Dianna Agron (Glee), … Read More »

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Bradley Cooper, On Brink Of Stardom, Drops His Longtime Manager

By | Wednesday April 21, 2010 @ 11:55am PDT
Mike Fleming

thehangoverbradleycooperposterHow many times have we heard this story? Bradley Cooper, who, after a long career is poised on the brink of real stardom, has just dropped longtime manager Susan Calogerakis at Thruline Entertainment. She had been with him all through a … Read More »

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Brillstein Adds Stern In Gotham Expansion

By | Wednesday March 31, 2010 @ 2:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

get-attachment.aspxBrillstein Entertainment Partners has hired former New York-based William Morris agent Brian Stern to become a manager in the company’s Gotham headquarters in Tribeca. BEP opened its New York outpost last fall, setting veteran manager Stacy O’Neil to head it. Stern’s … Read More »

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