Brian Speiser has joined APA. Speiser’s addition to the company will be as agent in APA’s Alternative and International Television division. He was previously a VP at Octagon, helping to launch the company’s entertainment division in 2009. Speiser was also an executive producer on MTV’s It Get Better anti-bullying special earlier this year. Speiser’s client Dan Savage headed the project. At APA, Speiser will report to partner Hayden Meyer and TV head Lee Dinstman.
Octagon Entertainment said today that Andy Cohen and David Stanley will join the sports and entertainment agency. Cohen, previously at Gersh, will become Octagon’s entertainment division’s VP. Attorney and longtime producer Stanley will run the division’s new production operation. Both will report to Octagon managing director John Ferriter.