APA Promotes Agent Carlos Carreras to Vice President (Exclusive)
APA has promoted feature film, television and theatrical talent agent Carlos Carreras to vice president, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The Boston Conservatory graduate, a member of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2007 Latin Power 50, will leave Los Angeles for the agency’s new Manhattan headquarters, located on the entire 17th floor of the Sports Illustrated building in midtown. There he will focus on APA’s expanding talent department, which is coming off a triumphant showing during the most recent pilot and upfront seasons. The agency’s new series stars includes Carreras clients Gina Rodriguez (The CW’s Jane the Virgin), Peter Facinelli (NBC’s Odyssey) and Ashley Zuckerman (WGN America’s Manhattan). His roster also includes Riddick’s Jordi Molla, True Detective’s Olaf Darri Olaffson and Justified’s Damon Herriman.
“We’re very proud of Carlos’ achievements since joining our firm,” APA executive vp and talent head Ryan Martin and executive vp talent Barry McPherson said in a joint statement. “In just over two years, his contributions and accomplishments have been nothing less than stellar, and we’re thrilled to reward his hard work and dedication with this new role and oversight in New York.”
Carreras previously was a feature and television agent at UTA, where he took a lead in representing Latino talent including Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits, Wilmer Valderrama and Guillermo Arriaga. The Latino entertainment affinity group The Imagen Foundation has honored him at their annual awards ceremony four times, and last year also named him to its list of Most Influential and Powerful Latinos in Hollywood.