Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avocado toast at every stop?
CAA has signed Damon & Jo, who produce and star in Facebook Watch’s Damn Millennials and AT&T Hello Lab’s competition series Dare to Travel. Damon Dominique and Jo Franco met on Facebook and now create weekly 90-second clips for the platform in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German and English. They have more than 1 million social media followers and penned the self-help e-book #Woke, about living in the moment, and have worked with brands including Toyota, MTV and Greyhound. They continue to be represented by Scale Management and attorney Ryan Pastorek at Hansen Jacobson.
Everybody loves a mom
Cassandra Freeman, who starred as the title character in Lifetime’s Kevin Durant biopic The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story, has signed with Don Buchwald & Associates and management company One Entertainment. She recently appeared in FX’s Atlanta and Netflix’s Luke Cage, and her other credits include Blue Caprice, Inside Man and I Think I Love My Wife.
Don Buchwald & Associates also has signed producer David Bernon, a partner at Burn Later Productions. His credits include Lemon, The Intervention and Results.
CAA has promoted four trainees:
· Barry Clarke and Melissa Lee are now executives in CAA Sports Consulting, which works with more than $2.7 billion in sponsorship rights deals for more than 30 global brands. They will both be based in New York.
· Darren Gee is now a basketball agent, based in New Jersey. CAA Sports represents more than three-dozen NBA players.
· Tori Wechsler is now a digital talent and packaging agent, based in Los Angeles.
The Mist writer Peter Macmanus has left UTA for ICM Partners. Most recently writing for Syfy’s upcoming Christopher Meloni-fronted series Happy! (packaged by ICM), Macmanus got his start as a writer on USA’s Satisfaction. Cinemax is developing his script Hurt People and he recently rewrote GK Films' and David Dobkin’s Desperate Hours.
At least someone’s got good U.S.-Aussie relations
Australian actress Caitlin Ashley Thompson has signed with Karli Doumanis Management, a new company based in Studio City. She appeared on an episode of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series last year and continues to be represented by Abrams.
Publicizing publicity signings
42West has signed:
· Saturday Night Live alum Bobby Moynihan, who stars with John Larroquette in the new CBS comedy Me, Myself and I, which premieres today.
· Broad City’s Arturo Castro, who also plays David Rodriguez on Netflix’s Narcos.
· Atlanta-based musical duo St. Beauty, comprising singers Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino and affiliated with Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Art Society.
MLC PR has signed:
· Sam Adegoke, who stars as a Carrington rival in The CW’s Dynasty reboot, which premieres Oct. 11.
· Milo Manheim, who appeared in an episode of his mother Camryn’s drama Ghost Whisperer and now is filming the Disney Channel movie Zombies.
A nice blend
Creative communications agency Citizen Relations has acquired New York- and Hollywood-based lifestyle agency The Narrative Group. TNG will continue to operate under its own name and be led by co-founders Jackie Lann Brockman and Stacey Heuser, who will report to new Citizen Relations CEO Jim Joseph.
“Our two firms have worked together several times over the past eight years, so it’s no surprise we realized a lot of synergy between the two agencies right from the beginning,” Citizen Relations chair Daryl McCullough said in a statement. “This partnership gives clients at both agencies an offering built on our collective strengths and innovation.”
TNG’s clients include McDonald’s, General Motors and Pernod Ricard. “This partnership is very exciting for the future of our firms and builds on a relationship we’ve enjoyed for years,” Heuser said in a statement. “The acquisition fits perfectly in our plans to scale up the agency in the U.S. and beyond its borders, while broadening the offering we can bring to our fantastic clients.”
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